Summary: School of Engineering and Applied Science
THE UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA
Strategic Vision 2011
Empowering People to Create a Better Future
Founded in 1836, the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), combines excellence in undergraduate
and graduate education in a robust research institution.The undergraduate program offers courses in engineering,
ethics, mathematics, the sciences, business, entrepreneurship and the humanities.The program also places great emphasis
on leadership and service. Faculty and graduate student research addresses societal challenges including creation of a
sustainable future, engineering improved health, advancing the cyber and physical infrastructure and providing personal
and societal security.This research is often conducted in collaboration with U.Va.'s highly ranked medical, architecture,
education and business schools, as well as the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Since 2005, the Engineering School has hired 31 new faculty, built 200,000 square feet of new buildings, increased
research funding by 49 percent and significantly increased the quality of its undergraduate students.The Engineering
School of today is comprised of 140 distinguished tenure track and 46 non-tenure track faculty, 85 research professionals,
a student body of 2,400 undergraduates and 616 graduate students.
Through the creation and transfer of knowledge, SEAS educates leaders in the application and development of
engineering and scientific solutions that benefit the world.
Empowering people to create a better future