Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Welcome to the Virginia State University Department of Engineering and Computer Science. As a top HBCU with a computer engineering program, we are dedicated to nurturing and challenging our students to become the industrial leaders of tomorrow – to be problem solvers, project leaders, communicators, and ethical professional citizens of a global community.

About the Department

The Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers four degrees: B.S. in Computer Engineering; a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering; a B.S. in Computer Science; and M.S. in Computer Science. A concentration in Information Security is available within the computer science program. In addition, students can obtain a minor in computer science.

All of the programs are committed to computer science and engineering innovation, and interdisciplinary research. Our highly qualified faculty members challenge students to prepare for rapidly evolving fields of science and engineering through innovative curricula and continuous, educational process improvement.  We graduate students who are ready to address the complex technological problems of tomorrow, and excel in industry, government, and graduate school pursuits.

Our close collaboration within the College of Engineering and Technology and with the University’s other excellent Colleges create rich options for practice and research.  In addition, our numerous relationships and partnerships with industry and government entities provide students with numerous experiential learning opportunities during the summer and academic year.

Our Mission

We're proud to be an HBCU with a computer engineering program. The mission of the Department of Engineering and Computer Science is to provide excellent education and research opportunities to a diverse student body in order to prepare them for productive careers at industrial, governmental, and academic settings in the rapidly evolving fields of computer science and engineering.