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
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  • Ranked 8th out of 381 institutions in annual National Science Foundation survey for engineering research expenditures.
  • $228.5 million spent on research in FY2014, up from $214.4 million in FY2013.
  • Almost 45% 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:


*Source: College of Engineering moves upward in National Science Foundation research rankings, (Feb. 29, 2016) and National Science Foundation Survey rankings.