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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering with a Major in Modeling and Simulation Engineering. The Modeling and Simulation Engineering Major will prepare students as modeling and simulation engineers of engineering systems with analog and digital hardware components and software aspects at its technical core with the advantage to extend the knowledge to other applications in engineering and the sciences. Students will gain skills necessary to create a concept or a design and testing it in real-world conditions through graphical and mathematical models, virtual reality simulations, software development, and data analysis.
Old Dominion University is the first and only university in the nation to offer an undergraduate major in modeling and simulation engineering.
The ECE department has research laboratories focusing on Cybersecurity, Communications and Networking Innovation; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Medical Modeling and Simulation; Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis; and Collaborative Autonomous Systems.
Advanced coursework in various topics include Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics Engineering, Gaming, and Medical Modeling and Simulation.
The major couples with a strong research program conducted jointly with ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), located nearby in Suffolk. Researchers are working in cutting-edge areas such as unmanned aircraft systems, medical and health care modeling and simulation, high-performance computing, big data, Virtual & Augmented Reality, and transportation systems.
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The course provides a practical treatment of computer graphics and visualization with emphasis on modeling and simulation applications. It covers digital image and signal processing basics such as sampling and discrete Fourier transform, computer graphics fundamentals, visualization principles, and software architecture for visualization in modeling and simulation. Written communication and information literacy skills are stressed in this course. |Cross listed with MSIM 441.) |Offered fall) Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in CS 250.
The goal of this course is to develop understanding of the various modeling paradigms appropriate for capturing system behavior and conducting digital computer simulation of many types of systems. The techniques and concepts discussed typically include UML, concept graphs, Bayesian nets, Markov models, Petri nets, system dynamics, Bond graphs, etc. Students will report on a particular technique and team to implement a chosen system model. |Cross-listed with MSIM 410.) |Offered spring) Prerequisites: MSIM 205. Pre- or corequisite: MSIM 320.
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. (Offered fall) Prerequisites: permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisite: ECE 355 or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering with a major in Modeling and Simulation Engineering (MSE) should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
The Office of Admissions evaluates and admits freshmen based on high school performance, references and SAT scores. All incoming freshman engineering students are admitted to the Engineering Fundamentals Division
The ECE Department will officially declare a student as a computer engineering student once the following requirements are met:
The ECE department works closely with local community colleges to develop transfer articulation agreements so that students who complete pre-engineering associate of science degrees can transfer seamlessly to the MSE major.
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.
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The Department of Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering offers its undergraduate students seven department-exclusive scholarships, including The Hope and Faith Garcia Modeling and Simulation Engineering Scholarship which was established to assist undergraduate students majoring in modeling, and simulation engineering (BSMSE) who hold a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to members of the ODU Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The recipient(s) must be enrolled at least half-time or enrolled in co-op education/intern position.
Other scholarships may be found here.
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