Message from the Chair

Welcome to Virginia State University Department of Engineering. We are delighted that you chose to learn more about us, and thank you for your interest. We want to help you build a solid foundation for your future, and prepare you to become competitive leaders in this global society.

The Department of Engineering consists of Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs that offer ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science Degrees. These  undergraduate programs prepare students for careers in industry and for engineering graduate programs. These programs are committed to engineering innovation and interdisciplinary research. Our highly qualified faculty prepares our students forrapidly evolving fields of science and engineering  through an innovative curriculum and through a continuous improvement of the educational process, as  well as relationships and partnerships with numerous industries and governmental agencies; and the  experiential learning opportunities.

Research is an integral part of our department. Our close collaboration within our College of Engineering and Technology and with the University’s other excellent professional colleges creates a rich array of research. Our students work collaboratively on projects in diverse areas such as robotics, sustainable energy, and automotive technology. Our new engineering building has state-of-the-art laboratories that facilitate our research activities. In addition to benefits from academic climate of the Virginia State University campus, engineering students also greatly benefit from the University’s proximity to the area’s industrial facilities, many of which offer internship opportunities with Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Atria, Dominion Power, DuPont, or Amsted Rail for example.

We invite you to become better acquainted with the Department of Engineering, where you will discover not only engineering excellence, but also a campus alive with cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity.

Dr. Nasser Ghariban