VIEP in China is a five-year program that leads to a B.S. degree in one of four engineering disciplines (civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical) and a minor in Chinese. To participate in the program, students are required to:
- Fulfill all requirements for one of the four engineering majors;
- Take one Chinese course per semester beginning, at the latest, in the third semester;
- Participate in VU's study abroad program in Hangzhou, China on the campus of Zheijang University in the seventh semester;
- Work in a cooperative education placement with a United States or Chinese based Chinese company in China or participate in a research project at a Chinese University during the eighth semester and the ensuing summer.