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Chair's Welcome


Welcome to the Engineering Technology department at Old Dominion University. 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 profession society meetings. All three programs can be competed on the main campus or at any one of our distance learning sites throughout the state and at some sites which 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. We have a talented group of faculty who are engineering professionals and possess a wealth of business and industrial experience. Our faculty are engaged in applied research projects that are funded by industry and government agencies. The department is home to two research institutes - Advanced Manufacturing Institute and Naval Engineering and Marine Systems Institute, which engage both students and faculty in industry projects.

Our alumni are employed in both management and technical positions in many fortune 500 companies.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Engineering Technology Department I welcome you to our website and hope that you will find this information useful. If you can't find the information you are looking for, please contact me (averma@odu.edu, 757-683-3766) or one of the program directors.

Dr. Alok K. Verma P.E., CMfgE

Ray Ferrari Professor and Chair