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Electrical and Computer Engineering (Engineering, B.S. & Ph.D.)

A select number of exceptionally well-qualified students at Old Dominion University may be admitted to the Linked Bachelor’s/Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering program while in their junior year of undergraduate studies. This program encourages admitted students to work closely with individual faculty members during the remainder of their undergraduate program, and allows them to complete graduate coursework while they are still undergraduates. They must maintain a GPA of 3.50 or better throughout their bachelor’s studies. Students interested in the linked program option should talk with their undergraduate advisor and the graduate program director to see if the program would be beneficial for them.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Engineering, B.S. & Ph.D.)


Description


What is Electrical and Computer Engineering at ODU like?

A select number of exceptionally well-qualified students at Old Dominion University may be admitted to the Linked Bachelor’s/Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering program while in their junior year of undergraduate studies. This program encourages admitted students to work closely with individual faculty members during the remainder of their undergraduate program, and allows them to complete graduate coursework while they are still undergraduates. They must maintain a GPA of 3.50 or better throughout their bachelor’s studies. Students interested in the linked program option should talk with their undergraduate advisor and the graduate program director to see if the program would be beneficial for them.

Program Highlights


What makes Electrical and Computer Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Engineering students with GPA >= 3.5 can apply for the ECE graduate program through a linked BS/PhD program

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

  • 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 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 872:
Fundamentals of Solar Cells


The course provides an overview of the fundamentals of solar cell technologies, design, and operation. The course is designed for graduate students in Engineering and Science interested in the field of alternative energy. The course objectives are to make sure each student: understands the various forms of alternative energies, understands solar cell design, understands solar cell operation, and acquires knowledge of the various solar cells technologies. The topics to be covered include: Alternative energies; Worldwide status of Photovoltaics; Solar irradiance; Review of semiconductor properties; Generation, recombination; Basic equations of device physics; p-n junction diodes; Ideal solar cells; Efficiency limits; Efficiency losses and measurements; Module fabrication; c-Si technology; classical; Photovoltaic systems; Design of stand-alone system; Residential PV systems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Engineering and Science.

ECE 887:
Digital Communications


Fundamental concepts of digital communication and information transmission: information sources and source coding; orthonormal expansions of signals, basis functions, and signal space concepts; digital modulation techniques including PAM, QAM, PSK and FSK; matched filters, demodulation and optimal detection of symbols and sequences; bandwidth; mathematical modeling of communication channels; channel capacity. Prerequisites: ECE 451/ECE 551 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


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

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

A select number of exceptionally well-qualified students at Old Dominion University may be admitted to the Linked Bachelor/Ph.D. program while they are pursuing their junior year in one of the undergraduate programs. Students interested in the linked program option should talk with their undergraduate advisor and the graduate program director to see if the linked program would be beneficial. 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

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


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

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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