The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Undergraduate Curriculum | ECE | Virginia Tech

ECE MAJORS

Computer Engineering (general) 2019 2020 2021 2022
Chip-Scale Integration 2020 2021 2022
Controls, Robotics, & Autonomy 2020 2021 2022
Machine Learning 2020 2021 2022
Networking & Cybersecurity 2020 2021 2022
Software Systems 2020 2021 2022

Electrical Engineering (general) 2019 2020 2021 2022
Communications & Networking 2020 2021 2022
Controls, Robotics, & Autonomy 2020 2021 2022
Energy & Power Electronic Systems* 2020 2021 2022
Micro-Nanosystems 2020 2021 2022
Photonics 2020 2021 2022
Radio Frequency & Microwave 2020 2021 2022
Space Systems 2020 2021 2022
 *Recommended for Wide Bandgap Generation Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship

ECE Minors

ECE Degrees

For Students in a Degree-Granting Engineering Major

Degree-granting engineering majors accept applicants on a space-available basis.

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA at the time of application.
  • Applicants with a minimum 3.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA at the time of application are guaranteed their first choice major.
  • Applicants below a 3.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA at the time of application will be rank ordered.

For more information on declaring a major/minor, please visit the College of Engineering.

ECE MAJORS--FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Students wishing to declare their Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering major should complete the Change of Major Application through HokieSpa during a Change of Major period.

When a change of major period opens, students may request a new primary major. Students enter the ECE Department with a primary major of Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Engineering (CPE). ECE students must successfully complete ECE 2014 Engineering Professionalism with a C- or better or ECE 2804 Integrated Design Project with a C or better before they are eligible to apply for an ECE major.

  1. Where do I need to go in HokieSpa to Change my primary major?

    1) Log into HokieSpa, 2) select Change of Major Application (Undergraduate) at the top of the menu.

    Change of Major Tutorial

  2. When is the Change of Major Period? You may change your major during a set of dates at the end of fall, spring, and summer. You may find this information on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

  3. What majors are offered in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering?

    Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering
    Electrical Engineering (general) Computer Engineering (general)
    Communications & Networking Chip-Scale Integration
    Controls, Robotics, & Autonomy Controls, Robotics, & Autonomy
    Energy & Power Electronic Systems Machine Learning
    Micro-Nanosystems Networking & Cybersecurity
    Photonics Software Systems
    Radio Frequency & Microwave
    Space Systems

  4. Where can I find out more about the requirements for each major?
    You may find the checksheets for each major on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

  5. I changed my major to Electrical Engineering (EE) when I was admitted to the ECE Department from General Engineering. If I do not choose an ECE major, will one be chosen for me?

    No, Students that do not chose an Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering major, will graduate with the general EE or CPE degree.

  6. I want to major in two different majors within the same degree. For example, CPE-Machine Learning and CPE- Networking and CyberSecurity. Is this possible?

    No, you may not major in two different majors within the same degree.

  7. I want to major in an EE major and a CPE major. For example, EE-Communication & Networking and CPE- Machine Learning. Is this possible?

    Yes, you may major in an EE and CPE major because you are seeking majors in two separate degree programs.

  8. I am a current ECE student. Do I need to have a minimum GPA in order to change my major from the general EE or CPE to one of the ECE majors?

    No, if you are a current ECE student, you are not required to have a specific GPA in order to change your major.