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Engineering (D.Eng)

This program was designed 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.

Engineering (D.Eng)


Description


What is this program at ODU like?

This program was designed 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 this program at ODU unique?

  • Four specialization areas are available: Cybersecurity, Electrical and Computer, Engineering, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation

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.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Aerospace Engineers

$115,300

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Civil Engineers

$91,790

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Mechanical Engineers

$91,500

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Courses


What are some courses offered in this program at ODU?

ENGN 444:
Veterans in Engineering and Engineering Technology Seminar


This course aims to augment the transition from service to student to engineer through helping the veteran achieve a sense of belonging to the engineering profession through class discussions, seminars, and workshops designed to develop their identities as engineers and increase their feeling of belonging in engineering fields through self-efficacy and help with their persistence to degree completion. Class activities are designed to build a sense of community and increase students' relevance by helping students develop a career identity in engineering. Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor permission.

ENGN 495:
Multidisciplinary Topics in Engineering and Technology


Special interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary topics of interest with emphasis on emerging areas in engineering. Prerequisites: instructor permission.

ENGN 602T:
Engineering for Secondary School Teachers


An introduction to foundations of design and civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. The course will consist of secondary school appropriate content and concepts that directly correlate with the state and local school systems' science and mathematics curriculum. May lead to a Project Lead the Way certification when applicable. Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for this program at ODU?

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

  • A formal application

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation (One of the letters of recommendation should be from an agency point of contact if a sponsoring agency is involved. Sponsorship does not necessarily imply financial support, but it rather focuses on the provision of a project and access to data, information, and means to apply and test a solution

  • An essay describing the applicant's preparation for graduate work, personal and academic goals, and professional objectives

  • A personal or telephone interview of the applicant with the graduate program director will be required

  • Engineering experience of at least two years within the last five years

  • Master's degree with a grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 in an appropriate field from an accredited institution of higher education

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


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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