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Old Dominion University

2013-2014 Catalog

Minors in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology

The upper-division General Education requirement can be met by selecting a minor.

Minor in Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a minor program comprising the following four courses:

MAE 403Flight Mechanics3
MAE 406Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics3
MAE 417Propulsion Systems3
MAE 420Aerospace Structures3
Total Hours12

It may be possible to substitute other appropriate senior-level mechanical and aerospace engineering courses with prior approval of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, such as MAE 460. All prerequisites and corequisites must be satisfied for all courses taken.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Interdisciplinary Minor – Biomedical Engineering

Christian Zemlin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Coordinator

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to learn about processes encountered in biomedical engineering innovation and enhance their ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with principles used in biomedical engineering. The minor offers an opportunity for students to be recognized for study in this growing multidisciplinary field and to enhance competitiveness for job opportunities upon graduation.

Course requirements are as follows:

BME 401
  & BME 402
Biomedical Engineering Design and Innovation
   and Biomedical Engineering Principles
6
Select two elective courses from the following: 6
Comparative Biomechanics
Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Advanced Human Physiology
Topics
Intermediate Biochemistry
Anatomical Kinesiology
Biomechanics
Introduction to Bioelectrics
Introduction to Medical Image Analysis (MIA)
Mechanics of Fluids
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Introductory Linear Algebra
Clinical Instrumentation and Electronics
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Analysis for Modeling and Simulation
Fundamental Concepts in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Studies in Professional Nursing
Students have the option to substitute one course from those that satisfy their major requirements for one of the minor electives with approval of the minor coordinator.
Total Hours12

The interdisciplinary minor in biomedical engineering requires 12 credit hours of 300/400-level courses selected from at least two different disciplines with a maximum of six credits from any one discipline. For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.

Minor in Civil Engineering

An undergraduate minor in civil engineering may be obtained by students from outside of the major by successful completion of 12 or more semester credit hours in approved civil engineering course work at the 300 or 400 level. In addition, a student seeking a minor in civil engineering must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected.

The course requirements are:

CEE 323Soil Mechanics3
or CEE 340 Hydraulics and Water Resources
CEE 310Structures I3
CEE 470Transportation Fundamentals3
or CEE 4xx **
CEE 4xx **3
Total Hours12

**

CEE 4xx can be any senior-level elective in coastal, geotechnical, structural or water resources engineering. The precise course of study must be approved by the chief departmental advisor.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete a minimum of six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Completion of a minor in civil engineering with a grade point average of 3.00 or greater partially satisfies the leveling requirements for graduate degrees in civil engineering.

Minor in Civil Engineering Technology – Construction

The minor in civil engineering technology – construction is open to all students (except civil engineering technology majors). The program consists of 12 credits and the specified courses are as follows:

CET 355Sustainable Building Practices3
CET 445Construction Planning and Scheduling3
CET 460Construction Cost Estimating3
CET 465Construction Project Management3
Total Hours12

The courses are offered both on campus and through distance learning.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete at least six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Computer Engineering

An undergraduate minor in computer engineering may be obtained by successful completion of 12 or more semester credit hours of approved electrical or computer engineering or computer science course work at the 300 or 400 level. In addition, a student seeking a minor in computer engineering must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected. The chief departmental advisor must approve the precise course of study.

The basic course requirements are as follows:

CS 333Programming and Problem Solving in C++4
CS 250 and CS 252 may be substituted for CS 333. *
CS 361Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms3
Select two of the following: 6
Digital Circuits (not available to ECE students)
Digital System Design
Microcontrollers
Introduction to Networks and Data Communications
Introduction to Discrete-time Signal Processing
Introduction to Visualization
Advanced Digital Design and Field Programmable Gate Arrays
Network Engineering and Design
Embedded Systems
Total Hours13

*

 CS 150 is a prerequisite for CS 250 and CS 252 and is not included in the calculation of the GPA for the minor.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for the courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete a minimum of six hours of upper division courses in the minor through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Completion of a minor in computer engineering with a GPA of 3.00 or greater partially satisfies the leveling requirements for graduate degrees in computer engineering.

Minor in Electrical Engineering

An undergraduate minor in electrical engineering may be obtained by successful completion of 12 or more semester credit hours of approved electrical engineering course work at the 300 level or above. In addition, a student seeking a minor in electrical engineering must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected. Tracks in systems science, physical electronics, digital design, and other options are available. The chief departmental advisor must approve the precise course of study. The basic course requirements for the three main tracks are as follows:

Systems Science Track

ECE 371Circuit Analysis3
ECE 303Introduction to Electrical Power3
ECE 304Probability, Statistics, and Reliability3
Select one of the following: 3
Communication Systems
Network Engineering and Design
Automatic Control Systems
Total Hours12

Physical Electronics Track

ECE 304Probability, Statistics, and Reliability3
ECE 323Electromagnetics3
ECE 332Microelectronic Materials and Processes3
Select one of the following: 3
Plasma Processing at the Nanoscale
Solid State Electronics
Optical Fiber Communication
Introduction to Lasers and Laser Applications
Total Hours12

Digital Design Track

ECE 304Probability, Statistics, and Reliability3
ECE 340Digital Circuits4
ECE 341Digital System Design3
Select one from the following:3
Computer Architecture
Microcontrollers
Total Hours13

The digital design track is not available for computer engineering majors.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Completion of a minor in electrical engineering with a GPA of 3.00 or greater partially satisfies the leveling requirements for graduate degrees in electrical engineering.

Minor in Electrical Engineering Technology

The minor in electrical engineering technology is open to students (except electrical engineering technology majors) who have completed at least one three-credit course in calculus. It is particularly helpful for those who are preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. The courses are offered both on campus and through distance learning.

The program consists of 12 credits. The specified courses are as follows:

EET 350Fundamentals of Electrical Technology3
EET 360Electrical Power and Machinery3
EET 410Communication Principles3
EET 415Programmable Machine Controls3
Total Hours12

Certain substitutions are possible if suitable justification is provided.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete at least six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Engineering Management

Opportunities for Employment and Graduate Studies

According to a recent Income and Salary Survey by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the median annual income of engineers having executive/administrative job functions is approximately $20,000 higher than those having technical functions. This program provides undergraduate students with a set of courses that provides some of the basic management concepts useful to those aspiring to an executive/administrative management position in technology-based, project-oriented organizations. Upon graduation, this knowledge will help individuals qualify for project management positions or for entrepreneurial activities. Students interested in obtaining a strong preparation in engineering management should consider this minor.

Points of Interest

The minor in engineering management is intended for students with majors in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, or biology. Students with majors in other disciplines may also pursue this minor, and they are encouraged to talk with their advisors to determine its appropriateness to their educational objectives. The minor develops the skills in team building, interpersonal communications, decision making, ethics and leadership, project management, risk analysis, and quality assurance that employers are increasingly looking for in both engineers and scientists, as well as in other employees in "high tech" organizations. The minor also satisfies the University's General Education upper-division requirement.

Requirements

Applicants for the minor in engineering management must be juniors or seniors with a declared major and a minimum GPA of 2.00. The courses can also be taken by graduate students or other graduates. The minor requires completion of 12 credit hours of course work with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. A minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Curriculum

The course work for the minor in engineering management involves extensive writing assignments, oral presentations, and group projects, and is designed to develop the skills needed for rapid advancement in either industrial or government organizations. Twelve credit hours of course work is required to meet the requirements for the minor in engineering management. Any 300-400 level ENMA course is acceptable for the minor in engineering management. Students who intend to complete a master's in engineering management or in systems engineering should take ENMA 420 as part of their minor requirements as it is a prerequisite to both programs.

For additional information about the undergraduate minor in engineering management, contact:

Chair
Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0248

Telephone: (757) 683-4558
FAX: (757) 683-5640

Minor in Environmental Engineering

An undergraduate minor in environmental engineering may be obtained by successful completion of 12 or more semester credit hours in approved environmental engineering course work at the 300 or 400 level. In addition, a student seeking a minor in environmental engineering must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected.

Two tracks are available: aqueous environmental systems and environmental protection. The course requirements are as follows:

Aqueous Environmental Systems

CEE 350Environmental Pollution and Control3
Select three of the following: 9
Hydraulic Engineering
Urban Stormwater Hydrology
Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System Design
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Total Hours12

Environmental Protection

CEE 350Environmental Pollution and Control3
Select three of the following: 9
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Air Quality
Hazardous Wastes
Sustainable Development
Total Hours12

For completion of a minor a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete a minimum of six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Completion of a minor in environmental engineering with a grade point average of 3.00 or greater partially satisfies the leveling requirements for graduate degrees in environmental engineering.

Minor in Global Engineering

The minor in global engineering is for students who plan to seek career opportunities in companies with global operations. With globalization of design and manufacturing, it has become important for engineers, engaged in transnational projects, to not only have better teamwork and communication skills, but also a good understanding of the socioeconomic, environmental and cultural aspects of global engineering projects. The global engineering minor provides an understanding of these aspects through courses that develop an understanding of global technology, quality assurance standards, and differences in cultural, communication and business practices in a global work environment.

Students may obtain a minor in global engineering by successful completion of 12 semester credit hours in approved course work at the 300- or 400-level. In addition, a student seeking a minor in global engineering must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected. The requirements are as follows: 

CEE 458Sustainable Development3
CEE 367Cooperative Education *3
or ECE 367 Cooperative Education
or MAE 367 Cooperative Education
Select two from the following:6
World Resources
Communication Across Cultures
Multi-National Marketing
Total Hours12

*

Preferably at a multinational company.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Marine Engineering

The minor in marine engineering is open to all students with the exception of those students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program's Marine Engineering option. Students seeking the minor must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected. The minor is multidisciplinary and consists of four courses in topics that are relevant to the shipbuilding, maintenance, repair and maritime operations industries.

The course requirements are as follows:

MET 475Marine Engineering I3
MET 476Marine Engineering II3
MAE 450Principles of Naval Architecture3
MAE 417Propulsion Systems3
Total Hours12

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a minor program with two emphases: thermal sciences and mechanics.

The specific minimum courses required are as follows:

Thermal Sciences
MAE 303Mechanics of Fluids3
MAE 311Thermodynamics I3
MAE 312Thermodynamics II3
or MAE 414 Introduction to Gas Dynamics
MAE 315Heat and Mass Transfer3
Total Hours12

 

Mechanics
MAE 332Mechanical Engineering Design I3
MAE 340Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering3
MAE 404Vibrations3
MAE 436Dynamic Systems and Control3
Total Hours12

It may be possible to substitute other appropriate junior- or senior-level mechanical engineering courses for those specified above with prior approval of the department. Exceptions are rare and are not encouraged. All prerequisites and corequisites must be satisfied for all courses taken.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The minor in mechanical engineering technology is open to students (except mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology majors) who have completed at least one three-credit course in calculus. It is particularly helpful for those who are preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. The courses are offered both on campus and through distance learning.

The program consists of 12 credits and the specified courses are as follows:

MET 300Thermodynamics3
MET 310Dynamics3
MET 330Fluid Mechanics3
MET 350Thermal Applications3
Total Hours12

Certain substitutions are possible if suitable justification is provided.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Military Leadership

The minor in military leadership is a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and culturally diverse program that exposes students to, and prepares them for, real life leadership opportunities and challenges. Students explore issues of leadership, citizenship, and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design. The minor is open to all students who have completed the prerequisite courses. Students who are not enrolled in the military science or naval science program will receive academic credit for commissioning purposes.

The requirements for students in the Naval Science Department are completion of the following:

NAVS 302Navigation and Naval Operations II3
or NAVS 410 Amphibious Warfare
NAVS 301Navigation and Naval Operations I3
or
Evolution of Warfare
Naval Sea Power
NAVS 401Leadership and Management I3
NAVS 402Leadership and Ethics3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Engineering Management
Project Management
Management Writing
American Military History
War and American Society in the Twentieth Century
Contemporary Organizations and Management
Human Resources Management
Leadership and Management
Foundations of Ethics
Studies in Applied Ethics
American Foreign Policy
Politics of National Security
Technology and War
International Law
Personnel Psychology
Organizational Psychology
War and Peace
Total Hours15

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Minor in Modeling and Simulation

An undergraduate minor in modeling and simulation may be obtained by successful completion of 12 or more credit hours of approved modeling and simulation engineering coursework at the 200-, 300-, and 400- level. In addition, a student seeking a minor in modeling and simulation must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected.

There are two tracks available in the minor in modeling and simulation:  simulation application and simulation development.  The chief departmental advisor for the Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering must approve the precise course of study in the minor.

The basic course requirements for the two tracks are as follows:

Simulation Application Track

STAT 330An Introduction to Probability and Statistics (or equivalent)3
MSIM 205Discrete Event Simulation3
MSIM 320Continuous Simulation3
and three hours selected from either3
Model Engineering
Analysis for Modeling and Simulation
Total Hours12

 

Simulation Development Track

STAT 330An Introduction to Probability and Statistics (or equivalent)3
MSIM 205Discrete Event Simulation3
MSIM 331Simulation Software Design3
and three hours selected from either3
Introduction to Game Development
Computer Graphics and Visualization
Total Hours12

 

When appropriate, other course work can be developed in consultation with the chief departmental advisor.

For completion of the minor, a student must pass each course required for the minor, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites, complete a minimum of twelve credit hours of approved coursework for the minor, and complete at least six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. To enter the program, students must have completed calculus and one college-level computer-programming course (CS 150 or equivalent). For further information contact the Department of Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering.

Minor in Motorsports Engineering

The minor in motorsports engineering is open to all students. Students seeking the minor must satisfy all pre- or corequisite requirements for the courses selected.

The minor is multidisciplinary and consists of four courses in topics that are relevant to the motorsports and automotive industries. Each course is practice-oriented and consists of integrated lectures and laboratories.

The basic course requirements are as follows:

MAE 407Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics3
MAE 457Motorsports Vehicle Dynamics3
MAE 467Racecar Performance3
MET 480High Performance Piston Engines3
or MAE 477 High Performance Piston Engines
Total Hours12

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and corequisites and complete at least six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.