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Batten College ofEngineering & Technology

Welcome to the Batten College of Engineering & Technology!

The Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology at ODU offers eight undergraduate and multiple master's and doctoral programs across five departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.

The Batten College's diverse student population includes a 40% minority population and 15% military/veteran student population - the highest in Virginia. Over 44% of the College's freshmen are first-generation students.

With 107 full-time faculty, the Batten College encourages big ideas and creative thinking through a welcoming environment that inspires innovation and discovery. From advanced manufacturing to battling cancer; transportation to cybersecurity; renewable energy to marine engineering; plasmas to nanomaterials, artificial intelligence to robotics, the Batten College provides a significant share of the research and development within the University through research centers, laboratories, institutes, and clusters, while greatly contributing to the regional, national, and international prosperity of humanity.

Dr. Kenneth Fridley

Dean, Batten College of Engineering & Technology

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Current Students

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College News

Wil Benz

Wil Benz’s Never Ending Journey

In June, Wilson (Wil) Benz will pack up everything he owns and head out west to begin doctoral studies at Texas A&M University. As part of the program, he will also work as a research assistant in the Connected Autonomous Safe Technologies (CAST) program. (More)

Diversity in Engineering

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At the Batten College of Engineering & Technology we are committed to advancing diversity, supporting equity and promoting inclusion among faculty, staff and students.

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Department of Engineering Technology

The Batten College of Engineering & Technology offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs from 5 departments.


Engineering Research

Professor Mournir Laroussi and Assistant Professor Venkat Maruthamuthu

As the region's only public urban research university, we are an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship.


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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!