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Electrical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program provides the broad skill set required for entry-level success and long-term progression in the dynamic career areas in electrical engineering technology.

Students in all concentrations receive a core education in basic electrical circuits, computer-oriented hardware including electronics, microprocessors and digital systems, and electrical power and machinery, and they focus on their chosen specialization through junior and senior courses in communications, digital circuits and systems, advanced PLCs, control systems, smart grids, alternative energies, microcomputer-based design, and local area networks. At course level, students are also exposed to current cyber-security issues related to various systems they study.

Electrical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)


Description


What is Electrical Engineering Technology at ODU like?

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program provides the broad skill set required for entry-level success and long-term progression in the dynamic career areas in electrical engineering technology.

Students in all concentrations receive a core education in basic electrical circuits, computer-oriented hardware including electronics, microprocessors and digital systems, and electrical power and machinery, and they focus on their chosen specialization through junior and senior courses in communications, digital circuits and systems, advanced PLCs, control systems, smart grids, alternative energies, microcomputer-based design, and local area networks. At course level, students are also exposed to current cyber-security issues related to various systems they study.

Program Highlights


What makes Electrical Engineering Technology at ODU unique?

  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

  • Program culminates with a senior project that integrates course work with a practical project assignment in the student's area of interest

  • Graduates can sit for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) license examinations such as the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Professional Engineering (PE)

  • All upper division courses are offered both on campus and through distance learning

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Electrical Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.

Electronics Engineering Technicians

$64,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist electromechanical engineers in such activities as computer-based process control, instrumentation, or machine design. May prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, plan the flow of work, conduct statistical studies, or analyze production costs.

Industrial Engineering Technologists

$64,550

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Newport News Shipyard, Dominion Power, NASA Langley, NASA Wallops Island

Courses


What are some courses offered in Electrical Engineering Technology at ODU?

EET 310:
Digital Electronics


First course in an upper division sequence in digital electronics circuits and systems. Topics include a comprehensive treatment of Boolean algebra, computer arithmetic, and applications of digital integrated circuits. Prerequisites: EET 120, EET 125, EET 205, and EET 210.

EET 360:
Electrical Power and Machinery


A study of synchronous and asynchronous AC machinery, DC machinery, power distribution systems,and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EET 200 or EET 350.

EET 312:
Wireless Communications I


Overview of communications systems including both time and frequency domain analysis. Topics include spectrum analysis, analog modulation methods, digital modulation methods, receiver design, and cellular technology. Virtual laboratory projects utilizing simulation software. Prerequisites: EET 300 and EET 305.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Electrical Engineering Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program in Electrical Engineering Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For completion of the EET major, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the major, complete at least 30 hours of course work at Old Dominion University through on- or off-campus instruction, and complete an upper-level writing intensive course. To satisfy the upper-division general education requirement, students are required to complete any minor in the College of Engineering and Technology or the College of Sciences.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Otilia Popescu


Location:

102 KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6718


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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