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Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET and offers five areas of concentration: Manufacturing Systems, Marine Systems, Mechanical Systems Design, Mechatronics Systems, and Nuclear Systems. Students in these concentrations take common courses in areas such as computer-aided drafting, statistics, strength of materials, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, automation and controls, and computer solid modeling. Graduates of the program are prepared for a range of technical positions including system design, fabrication, manufacturing, HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), and mechatronics.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)


Description


What is Mechanical Engineering Technology at ODU like?

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET and offers five areas of concentration: Manufacturing Systems, Marine Systems, Mechanical Systems Design, Mechatronics Systems, and Nuclear Systems. Students in these concentrations take common courses in areas such as computer-aided drafting, statistics, strength of materials, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, automation and controls, and computer solid modeling. Graduates of the program are prepared for a range of technical positions including system design, fabrication, manufacturing, HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), and mechatronics.

Program Highlights


What makes Mechanical Engineering Technology at ODU unique?

  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

  • Culminates in a senior project that integrates course work with a practical project assignment in the student's area of interest.

  • Graduates are able to sit for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) license examinations such as the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Professional Engineering (PE)

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.

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

Mechanical Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Commercial and Industrial Designers

$70,540

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Bauer Compressors, BWXT, Continental (Newport News), Huntington Ingalls Industries, Stihl, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Swisslog Logistics

Courses


What are some courses offered in Mechanical Engineering Technology at ODU?

MET 410:
Advanced Manufacturing Processes


A course in nontraditional manufacturing processes including ultrasonic machining, abrasive jet machining, waterjet cutting, electromechanical machining, electrical discharge machining, plasma arc machining and chemical milling. Semester project is required. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: MET 200.

MET 431:
Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems


The course provides foundations, principles, methods, and tools for modeling and simulation of electro-mechanical components and systems using appropriate modeling techniques. The course is focused on the multi-body dynamics systems, fluid, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

MET 465:
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing


Methods and rules of dimensioning and tolerancing, calculation of fits, and geometrical tolerances using ANSI-Y14.5M, tolerances of form, orientation, and profile, including flatness, straightness, circularity, cylindricity, angularity, etc. Student work consists of designing and detailing various product drawings. Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Mechanical Engineering Technology at ODU?

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

Students who qualify for regular admission to the University will be accepted into EFD (Engineering Fundamentals Division). Students in EFD may identify a desired degree program or may declare that they are undecided among engineering and engineering technology programs. They will be assigned an intended major code classification, which indicates that they are enrolled and, if appropriate, which is their preferred program.

Students can apply to the MET program during the semester in which they complete the following requirements in the Engineering Fundamentals Division:

  • Complete ENGN 110 - Explore Engineering and Technology 

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours applicable toward the degree.  This is typically after the freshman year of courses

  • Have an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher

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?

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MASTER LECTURER


Name:

Nathan Luetke


Location:

102 KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6421


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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