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Modeling & Simulation Engineering (Engineering, Ph.D.)

Further your background and expertise with a PhD in modeling and simulation. This is a rigorous research program designed to train individuals for careers in teaching and research in the public or private sector. Students will have the opportunity to work with our faculty on research projects and gain experience solving real world problems.

Modeling & Simulation Engineering (Engineering, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU like?

Further your background and expertise with a PhD in modeling and simulation. This is a rigorous research program designed to train individuals for careers in teaching and research in the public or private sector. Students will have the opportunity to work with our faculty on research projects and gain experience solving real world problems.

Program Highlights


What makes Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Opportunity to work with faculty on research projects and gain experience solving real world problems

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.

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

$109,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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.

Software Developers, Applications

$106,710

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Microsystems Engineers

$99,310

MEDIAN SALARY


Research, design, develop, or test microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU?

MSIM 811:
Finite Element Analysis


The purpose of the course is to provide an understanding of the finite element method (FEM) as derived from an integral formulation perspective. The course will demonstrate the solutions of (1-D and 2-D) continuum mechanics problems such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

MSIM 825:
Principles of Combat Modeling and Simulation


Principles of combat modeling and simulation. Introduction including history, basic definitions, and best practice. Algorithms for modeling movement, sensing effects and behavior. Overview of modern combat models. Interoperability and integration into operational environments. Prerequisites: MSIM 603.

MSIM 842:
Synthetic Environments


The course covers the theory and techniques for building effective and efficient synthetic environments for modeling and simulation applications. Topics include physics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and advanced modeling and rendering. The emphasis is on producing visually realistic synthetic environments based on effective approximations of physics and other related principles. Prerequisites: MSIM 541 or equivalent.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Modeling & Simulation Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Master's degree in an engineering or science discipline closely related modeling and simulation

  • A minimum grade-point-average in graduate course work of 3.5 (4.0 scale)

  • Kowledge of mathematical fundamentals including differential and integral calculus, ordinary differential equations, calculus-based probability and statistics, and linear algebra

  • Knowledge of computer sciences fundamentals including an object-oriented programming language such as C++ or JAVA algorithmic problem solving, and data structures

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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Graduate Program Director


Name:

Masha Sosonkina


Location:

1318 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3720


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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