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About This Minor

Learn the fundamentals of energy engineering. This minor will help you integrate knowledge from your major with concepts used in energy engineering, technologies, and resources such as fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy.

You will select four energy engineering courses from various engineering and engineering technology disciplines—civil, electrical, computer, and mechanical—as well as engineering management. You'll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Novel energy engineering topics like smart grids, integrated generation systems, storage, transmission, and distribution systems
  • How public policies affect the energy industry
  • Sociological, economic, and environmental impacts of energy systems and technologies

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses)

No more than two courses can be from the same discipline. Some courses may have prerequisites.

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUOnline enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

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.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. Learn more about our online bachelor's programs today!

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