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Engineering Program

MTH 166 - Pre-calculus with Trigonometry
Course Plan

Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, trigonometry, and algebraic exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166).
Lecture 5 hours per week.
5 credits

 
MTH 175- Calculus of One Variable
Course Plan

Presents differential calculus of one variable including the theory of limits, derivatives, differentials, anti-derivatives and applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.
Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 175 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175 or MTH 273.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

 
MTH 176 - Calculus of One Variable II
Course Plan

Continues the study of integral calculus of one variable including indefinite integrals, definite integrals, and methods of integration with applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.
Prerequisites: MTH 175 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176 or MTH 274.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

 
MTH 177 - Introductory Linear Algebra
Course Plan

Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions to systems of linear equations, and eigen values. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.
Co-requisite: MTH 175.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

 
MTH 178 - Topics in Analytic Geometry
Course Plan

Covers conic sections, polar and parametric equations, polar and parametric graphing, and calculus with vector valued functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 175, Corequisite: MTH 176.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

 
MTH 277 - Vector Calculus
Course Plan

Presents vector valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and topics from the calculus of vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.
Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. (Equivalent of MTH 174 is the combination of MTH 175, 176, 177 and 178.)
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits

 
MTH 279 - Ordinary Differential Equation
Course Plan

Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with application. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.
Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. (Equivalent of MTH 174 is the combination of MTH 175, 176, 177 and 178.)
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits

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Guaranteed Admission Agreement Between
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's
College of Engineering
and the
Virginia Community College System

Section 1: General Requirements

In order to meet the requirements of this agreement and be guaranteed admission for a Summer or Fall term, a student must have:

  • Completed a transferable engineering Associate Degree1 including a minimum of 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate college-level study;
  • Achieved a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0 (in a 4.0 system) at the time of the degree award, at the community college awarding the Associate Degree, as determined by the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Admissions Office2; and
  • Completed six semester hours of a single foreign language at the college level, or two years of a single foreign language study during high school, or demonstrate proficiency3.

Associate Degree holders accepted for transfer  under this agreement will not be subject  to special requirements beyond those specified  as major department, general education, and/or  graduation requirements for students who originally enrolled  in Virginia  Polytechnic Institute  and State University  as freshmen.  Virginia Tech will consider  students  admitted  under this guaranteed admission  agreement on the same basis as native students (students who began as freshmen at Virginia Tech) for admission  to competitive programs,  registration, financial  aid, scholarship. student housing,  parking, and any other opportunities open to native students  with junior standing.

Virginia Tech waives its application fee for students with demonstrated financial need. An interested student should submit a written request, which includes an explanation of financial hardship, to the Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 15 prior to the Summer or Fall term of application.

Virginia Community College students who have completed an engineering Associate Degree and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (with minimum grades of "B" or better in all engineering, math and science courses) at the time of Associate Degree completion are guaranteed admission to General Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Admission to a specific  department is subject  to space availability and specific  departmental entrance requirements.  Eligible students  will be admitted  to alternate  engineering majors  if the first choice of major is not available.


1Deree must be transferable, not an Associate of Applied Science.

2All course grades on the VCCS transcript, including repeated classes, will be re-calculated to determine the overall GPA

3Students attending a Virginia community college will be allowed to complete the required foreign language units after enrollment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. There credits fulfill a university entrance requirement and may not be counted as credits toward graduation requirements.

Graduation credit hour requirements for the various departments of the College of Engineering range from 120 to 136. The College of Engineering will transfer from the community college up to one-half of the credit hours required for graduation. The College of Engineering may require more than two years of courses work for the Baccalaureate Degree and will specify major course requirements.

Students without the engineering Associate Degree or with credits or grade point average lower than specified above may be considered for transfer admission on an individual, competitive basis; however,credit earned does not come under the protection of this agreement. A student who simultaneously receives an Associate Degree in engineering and high school diploma is not eligible for admission via this agreement.

Virginia Tech reserves the right to deny admission to students who have been dismissed or suspended for academic or disciplinary reasons or to those convicted of a felony or a serious misdemeanor impacting the safety of the university community.

Acceptance of course credits for transfer will be evaluated by the College of Engineering on the basis of applicability of the courses to the baccalaureate program.  Any advanced standing, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate credits awarded by the VCCS will be re­ evaluated by Virginia Tech to determine course equivalency at Virginia Tech .

VCCS transfer students applying to the College of Engineering may be eligible for Lifeline Scholarships administered  by Virginia Tech.  More information is available at http://www.finaid.vt.edu/types of  aid/scholarships/vt-vccs-lifeline/index.html http://www.finaid.vt.edu/types  of  aid/scholarships/presidential  campus  enrichment/vt-vccs-lifeline.html The College of Engineering also has a scholarship available to any VCCS graduate with a transferable engineering Associate Degree.  The Leo Padis scholarship  is awarded by the College of Engineering to students in their first year of study at Virginia Tech; the scholarship award is
$1000 ($500/semester)  and awarded at the beginning of a fall semester only.  This scholarship process requires an application, to be submitted to Virginia Tech no later than June I   prior to the Summer or Fall term of admission application.  Scholarship applications can be obtained from the Transfer Counselors at the VCCS sites offering transferable engineering Associate Degrees, or from the Engineering Department at the same VCCS sites.

SECTION 2: Guaranteed Admission Status

Guaranteed admission status  will be granted  to any Virginia community college student  who has completed an engineering Associate Degree containing the following minimum  core:

Subject/hour requirement

VCCS  course  numbers

VT course  numbers

English Composition
6 hours

ENG 111 + 112

ENGL 1105 & 1106

Natural  and Physical
Science
Minimum  12 hours

CHM  Ill &
PHY 231 +232 or PHY 241 +242

CHEM  I 035 & I 045 and PHYS 2305 &
2306

Mathematics
8- 18 hours

Required: MTH 173+ 174 (or
273+274) or 175+176+  177+178
Additional  preferred  courses: MTH 177or  285; MTH 277; & MTH 279 or 291

MATH  1205,  1206, 1224 (and  preferably
1114,2214 & 2224)

Social Sciences
6 hours

Any transferable equivalent.

6 semester hours

Humanities
6 hours

Any transferable equivalent.

6 semester hours

 

 

Total=  38-48 semester hours of General
Education*

Engineering
Minimum  16 hours

 

 

 

Course numbers vary by site.

Preferably  include transferable equivalents (determined at the time the course is taken) of ENG E 1 024 +
1104/11143; remainder of required hours to be equivalent based on student's choice of major. but to include any of the following: CSC  1114 or 2505;  ECE 1574, 2004 or 3054;  ENGE 2314 or 2324;  ESM 2104, 2304 or 2204;  ISE
2014; or ME 3114

 

*These 38-48 semester hours will be applied  toward the fulfillment of the university's and the
College of Engineering's general  education requirements. Completion of a native engineering Associates Degree (all college  credits earned  solely  from VCCS schools) will guarantee completion of the Virginia  Tech  Liberal  Education  (general  education) component of the undergraduate curriculum .  While a non-native degree does not impact  guaranteed admission under this agreement, Virginia Tech  will guarantee completion of the Virginia  Tech  Liberal Education  component of the undergraduate curriculum  only for students with a native transfer engineering associate degree.  Virginia  Tech considers any AP, Advanced  Standing, Military credit, or CLEP  as part of a native degree.


3Transferability of ENGE 1024, 1104 & 1114 is determined on a college-by-college basis (not as a blanket approval for all VCCS colleges).  Prospective transfers should consult the Transfer Guide (available on-line at www.vt.edu) to see if equivalents exist at their site.

Remaining credits will be accepted by the College of Engineering and may or may not satisfy the requirements of the degree program into which the student transfers.  Subsequent graduation from the College of Engineering, therefore, is not assured within a two-year period of full-time study.

Remedial, developmental, and/or vocational courses (including drafting and engineering technology courses) will not be counted for academic credit in transfer.

All courses completed at the community college and offered for transfer credit to the university must be passed with a grade of C or better (for purposes of complying with this agreement, guaranteeing admission, all grades in engineering, math and science courses should be "B" or better).

SECTION 3: Nontraditional Credit

The evaluation of nontraditional credit will be the same for transfer and non-transfer students.

SECTION 4: Publication of Requirements

All requirements for admission to the university should be set forth with precision and clarity. The University catalog will include a description of this articulation agreement  in both the Engineering and Admissions sections.

Checksheets, with graduation requirements for each engineering major, will be available in the Office of the Associate Dean for Engineering Academic Affairs.  Checksheets are available to VC TS faculty and advisors through the Registrar's website at
http://www.regi strar.vt.edu/registrationidegree  checksheet.php

SECTION 5: Terms of Articulation Agreement

The terms of this articulation agreement shall be effective with the academic year beginning August 20 II  and apply only to the College of Engineering.  It shall be reviewed every two years at the Virginia Tech Engineering Articulation Conference.

Virginia Tech will provide tracking data annually on the performance of students enrolling in the College of Engineering under this agreement, to include comparison with native-to-Virginia Tech students.  The specific data elements and the timing of the report will be determined by the institutional research staffs at VCCS and Virginia Tech.

SECTION 6: Agreement Withdrawal

Either party to this agreement (the Virginia Community College System and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's College of Engineering) may withdraw from this agreement by providing witten notice to the appropriate parties. The following must be notified two years in advance oftheir intention to withdraw: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Provost, Dean of the College of Engineering, and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Services & Research of the Virginia Community College System.

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