[ skip to content ]

Industrial Technology (Occupational & Technical Studies, B.S.)

The industrial technology major is designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education and government. It is primarily involved with management, operation and maintenance of complex technological systems while engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with the design and installation of these systems. The Industrial Technology Program produces a technical generalist who is competent in assessing problems and proposing solutions to improve productivity related to product specifications, material, and processes, industrial control and information systems and manufacturing production.

Industrial Technology (Occupational & Technical Studies, B.S.)


Description


What is Industrial Technology at ODU like?

The industrial technology major is designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education and government. It is primarily involved with management, operation and maintenance of complex technological systems while engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with the design and installation of these systems. The Industrial Technology Program produces a technical generalist who is competent in assessing problems and proposing solutions to improve productivity related to product specifications, material, and processes, industrial control and information systems and manufacturing production.

Program Highlights


What makes Industrial Technology at ODU unique?

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.

Industrial Production Managers

$110,580

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Quality Control Systems Managers

$110,580

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700

MEDIAN SALARY


Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Industrial Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Industrial Technology at ODU?

STEM 231:
Materials and Processes Technology


A study of the production processes used with metallic and forest product materials. Industrial resources, their location, extraction, and processing into standard stocks are also covered. Students learn properties, uses and processing of metal and wood materials.

STEM 351:
Communication Technology


A study of the development and impact of communication technology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of technical skills to produce information-based products such as print and telecommunications media. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 303:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology


An application of psychological principles and research to human behavior in work settings. Among the topics covered are personnel selection, training, and evaluation; employee motivation and job satisfaction; and organizational leadership and theory. Prerequisites: Completion of PSYC 201S with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Industrial Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Standard ODU admission criteria and procedures are required for admission to this program.

For admission to the Industrial Technology program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

paper based: 550, internet based: 79


IELTS:

6.5


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

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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.

No Image

LECTURER


Name:

Basim Matrood


Location:

4101 EDUCATION BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4307


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.

goto top button request for information button apply now button
×

How would you like to complete your program?


Avatar
Face to Face
Avatar
Completely Online
Avatar
Unsure

Site Navigation

Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!