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Why ODU for Computer Engineering Technology?

Modern life relies on well-designed computer systems. Computer Engineers must understand how the hardware and software components work together.

In our program, you will take courses in both electrical engineering technology and computer science. This combination provides crucial insights into how hardware and software components work together in a variety of computer systems.

Your courses will cover:

  • programming
  • data structures
  • software engineering
  • system design, testing and troubleshooting
  • advanced circuit analysis
  • digital and linear electronics

You'll also learn fundamentals of ethical behavior and leadership in the engineering field.

Graduates are 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 of the Accreditation Board of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Computer Engineering Technology: Best of Both Worlds

The Computer Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program teaches you career skills in designing, building, and installing computer systems. Your core classes will be in computer-oriented hardware like electronics, digital systems, and microprocessors. Those classes combine with a series of courses offered by the Department of Computer Science, including programming and problem solving, data structures, and software engineering. As a result, by completing this computer engineering technology program, you will also receive a minor in Computer Science. Our graduates find employment as network managers, computer system engineers, and network designers.

Get Guaranteed Admission at Old Dominion University

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 these select colleges and Old Dominion University.

Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 128 total credit hours minimum.

You will graduate with a major in electrical engineering technology, a concentration in computer engineering technology, and a minor in computer 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.

Bright Outlook

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, July 2019

Careers in Computer Engineering Technology

This field is connected to a wide and growing range of modern concerns such as high speed and wireless communication, the exploration of outer space, and revolutions in medical diagnosis and treatment.

With this degree, you'll be ready to start your career in positions such as:

  • Network management and design
  • Software and systems application engineering
  • Computer system engineering
  • Systems development, testing and implementation
  • Data system management
  • Web system support and administration

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 Fall 2020 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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Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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