The ECE graduate program offers Masters of Engineering (MEng) degrees in Computer Engineering (CPE) and Electrical Engineering (EE). These professionally oriented degrees offer graduate students a strong academic foundation in core ECE technological areas with a culminating, project-based learning experience.
Students graduating with a professionally oriented CPE or EE MEng degree are well-positioned for advancing their career in domestic or international industry or in government. Beginning in the fall 2019 semester, the ECE department is offering MEng degrees that provide a curricular emphasis in three key ECE technology areas:
The coursework and projects are taught and directed by our Northern Virginia ECE faculty at our existing Northern Virginia campus in the greater Washington, D.C. region. These existing faculty and facilities are part of Virginia Tech’s recently announced $1 billion Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in the greater Washington, D.C. region, and the recent announcement that Amazon will locate their new headquarters near that location.
The current CPE and EE MEng degree program has a five-year average continuous enrollment of 89 students, and has awarded over 280 CPE and EE degrees over that five-year time span. Exit surveys from the past two years of our MEng graduates report a median starting yearly salary of $86,250, and with a third quartile of $101,250 and a first quartile of $75,750.
These newly graduated CPE and EE MEng students have accepted employment offers from many companies including: Amazon, Apple, Bloomberg, Dominion Energy, Facebook, Intel, Nvidia, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and VMWare; defense contractors including: Boeing, Harris, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon; and numerous government agencies—many in the Washington DC area.