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2021-2022

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Engineering (Northern Virginia 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

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


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

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+ cumulative GPA, 2.0+ major GPA

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2021-2022

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Northern Virginia 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
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG, CHM, EGR, and MTH classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Attend cultural events at NOVA 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 NOVA career planning system.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Review VCU's College of Engineering website for course requirements and possible connections with faculty and peers.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG, CHM, EGR, and MTH classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at NOVA 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 NOVA career planning system.
  • 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

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.
  • Review VCU's College of Engineering website for course requirements and possible connections with faculty and peers.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 (or SDV 101)College 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
CST May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.SPCH3Elective
Humanities/Fine ArtsPHI 220 Ethics PHIL 2013Major (Ancillary)
MTH 263Calculus I (earn minimum grade of "B")MATH 2004Major (Ancillary)
Social/Behavioral ScienceECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (students who complete both ECO 201-202 will fulfill the ECON 205 requirement)ECON 2113Major (Ancillary)
EGR 121Foundations of Engineering (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: students who complete EGR 121-122 will fulfill the EGRE 101 requirementENGR 2XX2Elective
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 264Calculus II (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 2014Major (Ancillary)
PHYS 231University Physics I (earn minimum grade of “B”)PHYS 2075Major (Ancillary)
Technical Elective 1CHM 111 General Chemistry I (earn minimum grade of "B")CHEM/Z 1014Major (Ancillary)
Technical Elective 2EGR 122 Engineering Design (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: EGR 121 + EGR 122 = EGRE 101EGRE 1013Major
Technical Elective 3EGR 251 Basic Electric Circuits I (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: students who complete both EGR 251 and 255 will fulfill the EGRE 206 requirement.EGRE 2063Major
MTH 265Calculus III (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 3074Major (Ancillary)
PHY 232University Physics II (earn minimum grade of “B”)PHYS 2085Major (Ancillary)
Social/Behavioral ScienceECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (students who complete both ECO 201-202 will fulfill the ECON 205 requirement)ECON 2103Major (Ancillary)
Humanities/Fine Arts(Select 1): CST 151 Film Appreciation I OR ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II OR ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I OR ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II OR ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I OR ENG 252 Survey of World Literature IIVCU equivalent3General education
MTH 267Differential Equations (earn minimum grade of “B”)MATH 3013Major (Ancillary)
Technical Elective 4EGR 265 Digital Electronics and Logic Design (earn minimum grade of "B")EGRE 2543Major
Technical Elective 5EGR 255 Electric Circuits Laboratory (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: students who complete both EGR 251 and 255 will fulfill the EGRE 206 requirement.ENGR 2XX1Elective
Technical Elective 6EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers (earn minimum grade of "B")EGRE 2453Major
Northern Virginia 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 335Signals and Systems4Major
EGRE 336Introduction to Communication Systems3Major
EGRE 337Statistical Information Processing3Major
EGRE 364Microcomputer Systems4Major
ENGR 402 + ENGR 403Senior Design Studio (Seminar) + Senior Design Studio (Seminar)2Major
EGRESelect one of the following sequences: EGRE 404 + EGRE 405 OR EGRE 406 + EGRE 4074Major
Technical electives18Major
SPCH 321Speech for Business and the Professions3Major (Ancillary)
Open electives3Elective
Credits completed at VCU64
Bachelor's degree total130
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