Engineering Departments


Be it local, regional, or global, research initiatives focus on improving daily life challenges to some of the most complex threats to humanity in fields of security, resilience, health, and sustainability.

By The Numbers*

Students study human factors engineering in the
United Kingdom as a part of the International Reseach
  • $214,485,000 spent on engineering research in FY2013.
  • 43% of all research spending at Virginia Tech is engineering related.

Research areas are rooted in 17 graduate engineering programs and the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Science and the Myers Lawson School of Construction.  To learn more about research projects, faculty areas of expertise, and college achievements, visit:


*Based on: Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering breaks new ground, (Feb. 20, 2015) and NSF rankings