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Electrical & Computer Engineering (Engineering, D.Eng.)

The College offers an interdisciplinary Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) program to provide the Commonwealth and the nation with exceptionally educated engineering practitioners. These individuals will have developed the highest possible capability to provide innovative solutions in specialized engineering endeavors. The graduates of the program will meet the highest standards for advanced level engineering and leadership positions in industry and government.

Electrical & Computer Engineering (Engineering, D.Eng.)


Description


What is Electrical & Computer Engineering at ODU like?

The College offers an interdisciplinary Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) program to provide the Commonwealth and the nation with exceptionally educated engineering practitioners. These individuals will have developed the highest possible capability to provide innovative solutions in specialized engineering endeavors. The graduates of the program will meet the highest standards for advanced level engineering and leadership positions in industry and government.

Program Highlights


What makes Electrical & Computer Engineering at ODU unique?

  • The department has strong ties to the world-renowned Center for Bioelectrics, where ECE faculty are working on innovative ways to use pulsed electric fields to cure cancer

  • ECE faculty support University centers such as the Applied Research Center, the Frank Reidy Center of Bioelectrics, and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center

  • Additional research facilities in the Hampton Roads area with ECE faculty collaboration include National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab

  • The ECE department has research laboratories focusing on Applied Plasma Technology; Cybersecurity, Communications and Networking Innovation; Microelectronics and Thin Film Devices; Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis; Power Research; Systems Analysis of Metabolic Physiology; Systems Research; Virginia Institute for Photovoltaics; and Vision Lab

  • A very important component of the Ph.D. degree is the original research pursued by the student which culminates in a written dissertation, as well as an oral defense of this work. Ph.D. students usually publish the result of their research in highly reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Computer Operators

$45,320

MEDIAN SALARY


Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.

Mechanical Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Computer Programmers

$87,530

MEDIAN SALARY


Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$149,730

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Electrical & Computer Engineering at ODU?

ENMA 604:
Project Management


Exploration of the systems approach to planning, scheduling, control, design, evaluation, and leadership of projects in technology-based organizations. The fundamental tools and techniques of project management; role of the project manager; project management systems; project selection; project life cycle; project monitoring and control; project management evaluation and auditing; project risk and failure analysis; contextual nature of project management; project knowledge.

ENMA 811:
Engineering Research Methodology


This course prepares engineering practitioners to produce systemic applied research or robust project solutions. In the applied research track, students will learn and apply the methods, tools, and concepts required for specifying the research purpose, proposal preparation, understanding the current state of the discipline, selecting and executing the appropriate research methodology, analyzing and synthesizing results, and preparing defensible publications. In the engineering project track, students will learn problem definition and scoping, project proposal preparation, methods for establishing the current state of the problem, analytical and experimental designs for testing proposed solutions, robust methods for solution optimization, and solution validation.

ENMA 815:
Systems Analysis


The course is designed to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of systems development, operation, and support. The course focuses on the application of scientific and engineering efforts to transform an operational need into a defined system configuration through the interactive process of design, test, and evaluation.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Electrical & Computer Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Engineering program in Electrical & Computer Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Chung Hao Chen


Location:

231 KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3475


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Professor & Chair


Name:

Oscar Gonzalez


Location:

2310 KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4966


For General Inquiries:

ecegpd@odu.edu


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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