Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
  • Batten College of Engineering & Technology
  • Department of Engineering Technology

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Electrical engineering technology is all around us, from mobile devices and computers to manufacturing systems and power grids. In ODU's online bachelor's program, you'll gain a solid foundation the knowledge and skills required to design, test, and maintain real world systems.

When you graduate, you will earn Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology. You'll be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in Virginia and many other states. This exam is the first step to licensure as a professional engineer.

ODU's electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

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  • Best Online Bachelor's in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2023

In your core electrical engineering technology courses, you'll learn about circuits, electronic devices, digital electronics, linear electronics, microprocessors, and programming. 

You can focus your studies by choosing senior elective courses in specific areas.

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Communications Systems Technology

Prepare for careers in communications systems and networking related jobs with courses that examine wireless communications, computer networks and smart grids, and more.

Computer Engineering Technology

Prepare for a career as a network manager, computer system engineer, or network designer. You'll gain the skills to design, build, and install computer systems of all descriptions including hardware, software, and networking/web operations.

Embedded Systems Technology

Hardware and software converge in a wide range of applications. Gain expertise in the development and production of microprocessors and microcontrollers to prepare for engineering roles that build and operate these systems.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Prepare to work with engineering technology systems such as PLCs, microcontrollers/microprocessors, and both power and communications systems. Mechatronics-related jobs can be found in manufacturing and the design, development, operation and maintenance of electronic and electrical products.

Power Systems Technology

Prepare for a career working with power systems and machinery (including laboratory), alternative energies, smart grids, and other power transmission related jobs.

  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. Our Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology requires a total of 128-134 credit hours, depending on your course of study. This program includes a minor in engineering or science.

    Talk with our enrollment team to learn how your credits will transfer.

  • Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $408 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $439 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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This program is designed to prepare you for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, the first step to licensure as a professional engineer in several states. In general, licensure is not required to work in this field, but some employers may require it.

Use the links here to explore whether this program will prepare you for licensure in your state, or contact us to find out more.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses for this degree program. Work with an enrollment coordinator to review your credits from other higher education institutions. Then you can apply toward a degree from ODU.

  • We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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