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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering Specialization (Reynolds 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 Engineering Admission 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

Transfer major map
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to electrical engineering through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • 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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Engineering-related events.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to electrical engineering through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Engineering-related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering Specialization)

Reynolds Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 101Orientation to STEM DisciplinesUNIV 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
CHM 111General Chemistry I (earn minimum grade of "B")CHEM/Z 1014Major
MTH 263Calculus I (earn minimum grade of "B")MATH 2004General education
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness ElectiveVCU equivalent1Elective
EGR 124Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Methods (earn minimum grade of "B")EGRE 1013Major
CSC 130Scientific Programming (earn minimum grade of “B”) - must be taken at ReynoldsEGRE 2454Major
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
EGR 206Engineering Economy (earn minimum grade of “B”)ECON 2053Major
MTH 264Calculus II (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 2014Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 1: ART 101, ART 102, CST 151, HUM 100, PHI 101, REL 231VCU equivalent3General education
PHY 241University Physics I (earn minimum grade of “B”)PHYS 2074Major
MTH 265Calculus III (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 3074Major
Social/Behavioral SciencesSelect 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 210, PLS 135, PLS 211VCU equivalent3General education
EGR 251 + EGR 255Basic Electric Circuits I + Electric Circuits Laboratory (earn minimum grade of “B”)EGRE 2064Major
CSC 210Programming with C++EGRE 2463Major
PHY 242University Physics II (earn minimum grade of “B”)PHYS 2084Major
MTH 267Differential Equations (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 3013Major
MTH 266Linear AlgebraMATH 3103Major (technical elective)
Social/Behavioral ScienceSelect 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 210, PLS 135, PLS 211VCU equivalent3General education
PHI 220EthicsPHIL 2013Major
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU67
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
SPCH 321Speech for Business and the Professions3Major
EGRE 207Electric Circuits II4Major
EGRE 254Digital Logic Design4Major
EGRE 303Electronic Devices3Major
EGRE 306Introduction to Microelectronics4Major
EGRE 309Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields3Major
EGRE 310Electromagnetic Fields and Waves3Major
EGRE 335Signals and Systems4Major
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)15Major
Open electives4Elective
Credits completed at VCU63
Bachelor's degree total130
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