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Why ODU for Communications Systems Technology?

Advance your knowledge in a growing field. ODU's online program in Communications Systems Technology will get you ready to work with modern communications systems.

You'll learn how to design, develop, and support the electronics and computer networks that connect us locally and globally. Along with technical skills, you'll learn the social and global impacts in the field. Your coursework will provide a strong foundation in:

  • communications systems
  • wireless systems
  • computer networks
  • advanced circuits
  • system testing, design, and development
  • component design

You'll also be able to choose two elective courses to expand your experience. When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology and a concentration in Communication Systems Technology.

By successfully completing this program, 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.

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ODU's electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology requires 127 total credit hours minimum and includes a minor in engineering or science.

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

Online Learning Environment

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

Careers in Communications Engineering Technology

When you graduate, you will be prepared to take positions in:

  • Electronic and electrical product design and development
  • Electronic and electrical system operation and maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Communication electronics 
  • Field operations
  • Computer networking

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

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

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

State Licensure

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.

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How to Apply

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.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

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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Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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