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Electrical and Computer Engineering (Engineering & M.S.)

This linked bachelor's/master's degree program is designed to provide an opportunity for exceptionally qualified engineering undergraduate students to obtain both a bachelors and a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Typically undergraduate students apply at the end of their junior year for admission to a linked program. Full-time students can complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in four years and for the master’s degree in one additional year.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Engineering & M.S.)


Description


What is Electrical and Computer Engineering at ODU like?

This linked bachelor's/master's degree program is designed to provide an opportunity for exceptionally qualified engineering undergraduate students to obtain both a bachelors and a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Typically undergraduate students apply at the end of their junior year for admission to a linked program. Full-time students can complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in four years and for the master’s degree in one additional year.

Program Highlights


What makes Electrical and Computer Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Engineering students with GPA >= 3.0 can apply for the ECE graduate program through a linked BS/MS program.

  • Students can take two graduate courses double counted for the BS degree and a graduate degree.

  • For BS/MS program, students need only 24 credit hours and can start working with a research advisor during their senior year.

  • No need for a formal application such as reference letters, essay, and GRE scores

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.

Electrical Engineers

$99,580

MEDIAN SALARY


Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Computer Hardware Engineers

$119,650

MEDIAN SALARY


Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

$106,760

MEDIAN SALARY


Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

Courses


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

ECE 516:
Cyber Defense Fundamentals


This course focuses on cybersecurity theory, information protection and assurance, and computer systems and networks security. The objectives are to understand the basic security models and concepts, learn fundamental knowledge and tools for building, analyzing, and attacking modern security systems, and gain hands-on experience in cryptographic algorithms, security fundamental principles, and Internet security protocol and standards. Prerequisites: ECE 355 or permission of the instructor.

ECE 601:
Linear Systems


A comprehensive introduction to the analysis of linear dynamical systems from an input-output and state space point of view. Concepts from linear algebra, numerical linear algebra and linear operator theory are used throughout. Some elements of state feedback design and state estimation are also covered. Prerequisites: MATH 307.

ECE 505:
Power System Design and Analysis


This course covers basic power circuit analysis and introductory power system engineering and focuses on the transmission line design, power flow study, short circuit protection, and power distribution in electric power systems, followed by a survey of several applications and case studies. Prerequisite: ECE 303 or equivalent knowledge in electric machines and circuits.

Requirements


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

Students entering the U.G. & Masters program in Electrical and Computer Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Students who are matriculated in an undergraduate major in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology with a GPA of at least 3.00 overall and 3.00 in the major are eligible to apply for admission to a linked Bachelor’s/Master’s program. Transfer students who desire to be admitted to a linked program at the time they join an undergraduate major at Old Dominion University are eligible to apply if their overall GPA at their previous institution is 3.25 or higher. Pre-requisite courses may be required for engineering technology majors to pursue a Master’s degree in engineering.

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:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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


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

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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


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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