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Batten College of Engineering & TechnologyEngineering Student Success

Supporting your opportunity to excel in and out of the classroom

Engineering Student Success is a strategic objective to support your academic performance and career development at the Batten College of Engineering & Technology. We have created a portfolio of programs designed to ensure all engineering students have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. These programs are offered before and during enrollment, as well as after you complete your degree.


Academic Support

From tutoring to counseling to research opportunities, explore the many resources in place to support the academic success of undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

Undergraduate Academic Support
Graduate Academic Support
Academic Student Success at ODU

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Monarch Engineering and Fabrication Laboratory

A Hub for Student Innovation and Design

Visit the MLAB

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Engineering Student Ambassadors

BCET is proudly represented by the Dean's Engineering Ambassadors.

Meet Our Ambassadors!

The Summit Peer Mentoring for African-Americans

The Summit Peer Mentoring Program is a program focused on the retention and increase the graduation rate of African and African-American STEM students. The program provides social and academic support to students transitioning to the university, as well as, students in STEM degree programs. To join the SUMMIT, please contact Dr. Muchiri at kmuchiri@odu.edu.

Women Excelling in Engineering

Batten College of Engineering & Technology is committed to helping our future and current female students excel in their engineering education and profession. Events provide opportunities for admitted students to speak with current engineering students to understand how to navigate their undergraduate journey. Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from successful female ODU alums and industry leaders
  • Explore engineering pathways and careers through engaging panel discussions
  • Acquire valuable advice for choosing the right academic path
  • Discover how leadership skills can help build future success

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.