The Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University offers degrees in both engineering and engineering technology. The course of study that leads to engineering degrees is characterized by a solid foundation in the theoretical underpinnings of engineering based in mathematics and physics. Graduates are well equipped to pursue graduate education, pursue professional registration, or enter the engineering profession.
The engineering and engineering education programs at Old Dominion University are specifically designed to take advantage of the unique assets in the Hampton Roads area. These assets include: 1) strong military presence with multiple high technology facilities, in particular as it relates to modeling and simulation; 2) the NASA Langley Research Center with its focus on aeronautics and virtual environments; 3) the Jefferson Laboratories, a major center of nuclear physics and home of a large Free Electron Laser; 4) one of the main international deepwater ports on the east coast of the United States; 5) a considerate ship building and ship repair industry, including Newport News Shipbuilding, the only builder of nuclear aircraft carriers in the U.S.; 6) Virginia Beach, the largest city in the state of Virginia; and, 7) a high technology industry base. These assets have enabled the development of distinctive engineering and technology curricula.
|Aerospace Engineering||Systems Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Aerospace Engineering|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Civil Engineering|
|Engineering Management||Computer Engineering|
|Environmental Engineering||Design and Manufacturing|
|Mechanical Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|Modeling and Simulation||Engineering Management|
|Modeling and Simulation|
A brief description of each department is listed below. For more information regarding the departments please visit http://eng.odu.edu/eng/academics/programs.shtml.
Department of Aerospace Engineering
1300 Engineering and Computational Science Building
Graduate programs in the Department of Aerospace Engineering include the Master of Engineering, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering. They are designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in teaching, research and development, design, and consulting. Graduates are prepared for challenging and rewarding employment in high-technology industries, research organizations, consulting firms and government agencies. These programs are designed to serve both full-time and part-time graduate students. The department is closely associated with regional industries, consulting firms, government agencies and research laboratories, in particularly the NASA Langley Research Center. Aerospace Engineering students also benefit from the University's affiliation with the National Institute of Aerospace, the Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, and the College's own National Center for System of Systems Engineering.
For additional information about the educational and research opportunities available please request a departmental handbook from the Graduate Program Director.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
135 Kaufman Hall
In this rapidly changing technological world, master's degrees are highly desirable and most often required to hold professional civil and environmental engineering positions in the industry, and in federal, state and municipal government agencies. Our graduate programs are designed to educate the technological leaders of the future in civil and environmental engineering and are structured to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. The specialty areas include coastal, geotechnical, structural, and water resources engineering, water quality, water and wastewater treatment, hydrologic processes, water resources, environmental engineering microbiology, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, and pollution prevention. For additional information please request a departmental handbook from the Graduate Program Director.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
231 Kaufman Hall
Electrical and computer engineering graduate studies encompass three broad areas: system science, physical electronics, and computer engineering. The department offers both master's and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering. In computer engineering, a master's degree program jointly administered by the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science is available. The department maintains several state-of-the-art research laboratories, including the Physical Electronics Research Institute, the Microelectronics Fabrication Laboratory, and the Speech Communication Laboratory. In addition, the department maintains several laboratories, at off-campus sites, in the Applied Research Center at the Jefferson National Laboratory, the Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, and at the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectronics. These research facilities position the department for national leadership in several research areas and as a leading institution of research and higher education in the southeastern United States. For additional information please request a departmental handbook from the Graduate Program Director.
Department of Engineering Management and System Engineering
241 Kaufman Hall
The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering provides its graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge, abilities, and attitudes required to design and manage technology-based, project-driven enterprises. Fundamentally, the engineering management discipline addresses the problems, the design, and the management of projects and complex operations. The programs are grounded in the solid principles of systems science and systems engineering while exploiting the tools of management science and project management. The Old Dominion Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering school of thought emphasizes the concept of technological leadership. Technological leadership focuses on the development of a professional perspective that anticipates opportunities for competitive advantages that technology can provide to an enterprise. The engineering management and systems engineering programs at Old Dominion University provide students the opportunities in the classroom and through involvement with industrial partners to gain the confidence and experience to effectively create, integrate, and apply technology in enterprise operations. For additional information please request a departmental handbook from the Graduate Program Director.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
238 Kaufman Hall
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering programs have been designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in many facets of mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics, including teaching, research, development, design, and consulting. A graduate student in mechanical engineering may select specializations in such technical areas as fluid/thermal science, design and manufacturing and engineering mechanics. Students are encouraged to select courses in areas such as mathematics, physics, oceanography, engineering management, and computer science. The Mechanical Engineering Department is closely associated with area industries, consulting firms, government agencies and research laboratories, which add a special degree of relevance to the graduate engineering curricula, and creates a stimulating environment for the pursuit of graduate studies. For additional information about the educational and research opportunities available please request a departmental handbook from the Graduate Program Director.
Modeling and Simulation Graduate Program
7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435
The master's degrees in modeling and simulation emphasize a strong, common subject core while providing the student with the flexibility to design a plan of study to meet each individual's study objectives and needs. The purpose of the program's subject core is to provide a common academic foundation for all simulation students. Thus, all students in this program will have grounding in the same methods, principles, and philosophy of simulation. This provides the mechanisms for the simulationist to work across disciplines and domains while maintaining a common frame of reference for communication, technical specialization, and advanced study and research. The program subject core consists of (1) an overview of modeling and simulation, (2) an in-depth exploration of a specific simulation methodological approach (e.g., discrete event simulation), (3) simulation system modeling principles and paradigms, (4) an introduction to computer visualization and visual simulation, and (5) principals of analysis and operations research.Most courses are offered in evenings and are available in distance learning formats at the graduate centers across the region.
A significant resource to the program is the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) whose primary purposes include the advancement of the state-of-the-art in modeling and simulation through research and development and the transfer of modeling and simulation technology to industry, education, and government. Numerous industrial partners as well as local Department of Defense organizations, particularly the U.S. Joint Forces Command, share constituent interest in this center.
Graduate Distance Learning
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP)
Linda Vahala, Director
The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) is a unique cooperative agreement. This agreement is among the five largest engineering schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Old Dominion University, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The program developed in response to the diverse continuing education needs of engineering graduates working in industry and government.
Graduate engineering courses leading to a Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree are offered thought these universities via a statewide interactive distance-learning network.
Students seeking admission to the various degree programs should request and process their applications through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program Office in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. www.eng.odu.edu/cgep
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