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2021-2022

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

VCU

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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 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.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • 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).
Experience Year 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).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • 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 the types of aid available at VCU.

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.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • 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).

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).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
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.
  • 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)

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
MTH 263 Calculus I (earn minimum grade of "B") MATH 200 4 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 121 Foundations of Engineering (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: students must complete both EGR 121 and EGR 122 to receive credit for EGRE 101. EGRE 1XX 2 Elective
ENG 111 College 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 111-112 3 General education
CHM 111 General Chemistry I (earn minimum grade of "B") CHEM/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking SPCH 121 3 Major (Ancillary - substitute for SPCH 321)
MTH 264 Calculus II (earn minimum grade of “B”) MATH 201 4 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 122 Engineering Design (earn minimum grade of "B") EGRE 101 3 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 Major
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (students who complete both ECO 201-202 will fulfill the ECON 205 requirement) ECON 211 3 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers (earn minimum grade of "B") EGRE 245 3 Major
MTH 267 Differential Equations (earn minimum grade of “B”) MATH 301 3 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 251 + EGR 255 Basic Electric Circuits I + Electric Circuits Laboratory (earn minimum grade of “B”) EGRE 206 4 Major
PHYS 241 University Physics I (earn minimum grade of “B”) PHYS 207 4 Major (Ancillary)
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (students who complete both ECO 201-202 will fulfill the ECON 205 requirement) ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
MTH 265 Calculus III (earn minimum grade of “B”) MATH 307 4 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 261 + EGR 263 Signals and Systems + Signals and Systems Laboratory (earn minimum grade of “B”) EGRE 335 4 Major
PHY 242 University Physics II (earn minimum grade of “B”) PHYS 208 4 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities PHI 220 Ethics PHIL 201 3 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 270 Fundamentals of Computer Engineering EGRE 254 4 Major
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 66
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
EGRE 207 Electric Circuits II 4 Major
EGRE 246 Advanced Engineering Programming 3 Major
EGRE 303 Electronic Devices 3 Major
EGRE 306 Introduction to Microelectronics 4 Major
EGRE 309 Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields 3 Major
EGRE 310 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 3 Major
EGRE 336 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 Major
EGRE 337 Statistical Information Processing 3 Major
EGRE 364 Microcomputer Systems 4 Major
ENGR 402 + ENGR 403 Senior Design Studio (Seminar) and Senior Design Studio (Seminar) 2 Major
Select one of the following sequences: EGRE 404 + EGRE 405 OR EGRE 406 + EGRE 407 4 Major
Technical electives (see VCU advisor for course options) 18 Major
Open electives 6 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 64
Bachelor's degree total 130