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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Engineering (John Tyler Community College)
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Program description

The profession of electrical engineering touches all aspects of our lives in that electrical engineers design and fabricate devices and systems critical in applications such as computing, communications, health care, manufacturing and automation, power generation and utilization, transportation, and entertainment. An element very important to these and many other applications is the microelectronic device or system.

Electrical engineers play an ever increasing role in the design and building of major facets of today’s and tomorrow’s health care systems and medical research through the application of microelectronic instrumentation and diagnostic tools such as MRI and CAT scan systems. The field of electrical engineering truly permeates every facet of our lives and thus provides excellent employment opportunities to the general practitioner or specialist in more than 35 different subspecialties.

Career opportunities

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment. Some of this equipment includes electric motors; machinery controls, lighting, and wiring in buildings; radar and navigation systems; communications systems; and power generation, control, and transmission devices used by electric utilities. Electrical engineers specialize in areas such as communications, signal processing, and control systems or have a specialty within one of these areas—control systems or aviation electronics, for example.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Automation Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Photonics Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineer
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • College Professor
  • Firmware Engineer
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Systems Engineer/Manager
Contact information

  

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Review requirements of EngineeringAdmission Agreement
Completion of associate degree (A.S. in Engineering or A.S. in Science) 
Minimum GPA of 3.0 
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better
Earn a minimum grade of "B" in all your math, science and engineering classes

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 201 or higher
Science required
  • 5+ additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0

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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to Electrical Engineering through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Electrical Engineering through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
MTH 263Calculus I (earn minimum grade of "B")MATH 2004Major
EGR 121Foundations of Engineering (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: students must complete both EGR 121 and EGR 122 to receive credit for EGRE 101.EGRE 1XX2Elective
CHM 111General Chemistry I (earn minimum grade of "B")CHEM/Z 1014Major
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking SPCH 1213Major (Sub. for SPCH 321)
MTH 264Calculus II (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 2014Major
EGR 122Engineering Design (earn minimum grade of "B")EGRE 1013Major
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003Major
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics (students who complete both ECO 201-202 will fulfill the ECON 205 requirement)ECON 2113General education
EGR 126Computer Programming for Engineers (earn minimum grade of "B")EGRE 2453Major
MTH 267Differential Equations (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 3013Major
EGR 251 + EGR 255Basic Electric Circuits I + Electric Circuits Laboratory (earn minimum grade of “B”)EGRE 2064Major
PHYS 241University Physics I (earn minimum grade of “B”)PHYS 2074Major
ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics (students who complete both ECO 201-202 will fulfill the ECON 205 requirement)ECON 2103Major
MTH 265Calculus III (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 3074Major
EGR 261 + EGR 263Signals and Systems + Signals and Systems Laboratory (earn minimum grade of “B”)EGRE 3354Major
PHY 242University Physics II (earn minimum grade of “B”)PHYS 2084Major
HumanitiesPHI 220 EthicsPHIL 2013Major
EGR 270Fundamentals of Computer EngineeringEGRE 2544Major
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU66
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
EGRE 207Electric Circuits II4Major
EGRE 246Advanced Engineering Programming3Major
EGRE 303Electronic Devices3Major
EGRE 306Introduction to Microelectronics4Major
EGRE 309Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields3Major
EGRE 310Electromagnetic Fields and Waves3Major
EGRE 336Introduction to Communication Systems3Major
EGRE 337Statistical Information Processing3Major
EGRE 364Microcomputer Systems4Major
ENGR 402 + ENGR 403Senior Design Studio (Seminar) and Senior Design Studio (Seminar)2Major
Select one of the following sequences: EGRE 404 + EGRE 405 OR EGRE 406 + EGRE 4074Major
Technical electives (see VCU advisor for course options)18Major
Open electives6Elective
Credits completed at VCU64
Bachelor's degree total130
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