Academic Catalog


Engineering Technology

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Vukica Jovanovic, Chair

Old Dominion University has the unique advantage of having both engineering technology and engineering programs. The Engineering Technology Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree with majors in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology as well as opportunities for specialization in multiple areas.

The primary goal of the Department of Engineering Technology and its programs is to provide a general yet sufficiently specialized education to equip the student for immediate employment in a variety of engineering and technical fields. In general, engineering technology programs provide an opportunity for students who desire a technical undergraduate education to apply engineering knowledge to solve actual industrial problems. As a result, the engineering technology programs emphasize the practical application of technical knowledge with a strong laboratory program supporting the lecture content of the curricula. For further information, please visit the department website:

Mission Statement

The mission of the department is to educate technically savvy and socially responsible applied engineers ready to embrace the challenges of an expanding global economy. The Department of Engineering Technology offers ABET accredited programs in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. In addition to offering quality academic programs that are infused with learning-by-doing experiences, the department offers opportunities for internship, field trips, engineering competitions and professional society meetings. All four programs can be completed on the main campus or at any one of ODU's distance learning sites throughout the state and at some sites that are out of state.

The department faculty take pride in their commitment to excellence in teaching, closely coupled with excellence in applied research and strong engagement with industry and community. The talented group of faculty are engineering professionals and possess a wealth of business and industrial experience. The faculty are engaged in applied research projects that are funded by industry and government agencies.

All upper-level courses required for all engineering technology programs are delivered via ODUGlobal. Thus, students with associate degrees may complete degree requirements without attending the main campus.

Computer Requirement

The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology requires that all incoming freshmen to the college have a notebook or laptop computer that meets or exceeds the Mobile Monarch Student Notebook Program's recommended models for engineering majors. Students are strongly encouraged to consider purchasing one of the Mobile Monarch Student Notebook Program's notebooks; however, students may bring their own notebook if it meets the specifications. 

PLEASE NOTE ** Apple computers (MacBook, iMac, etc.) are NOT compatible with engineering software. 

Recommended Specs for Engineering Programs can be found at