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
Biology inspires robots in our lab
Professor Krishna Kaipa holds a biological-inspired robot in the Collaborative Robotics and Adaptive Machines Laboratory.
Take a Tour on First Fridays
Sydney Fletcher leads a tour of the M-Lab during First Fridays.
Alumna Leaders in the Industry
Engineering alumna Abbie Dean was a guest speaker during the Early Engineering Advantage Program (EEAP)
Doctoral Student Fabricates World-Leading Device
Benjamin (Ben) Belfore, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, fabricated a device – a spin polarized photocathode – that was recorded as second best in the world.
A visiting student test drives one of the driving simulators in the E.V. Williams Engineering & Computational Sciences Building.
Diversity in Engineering
At the Batten College of Engineering & Technology we are committed to advancing diversity, supporting equity and promoting inclusion among faculty, staff and students.
Learn more about our initiatives