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Why ODU for Mechanical Engineering Technology?

As a mechanical engineering technology (MET) student at ODU, you will take courses in areas such as computer-aided drafting, statistics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, automation and controls, and computer solid modeling. You will also complete a minor in engineering or science and a senior project.

You can focus your studies in our online mechanical engineering technology program with electives or by choosing one of four concentrations.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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

Graduates are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. This is the first step to licensure as a professional engineer in Virginia and many other states.

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MET Program Concentrations

You can choose one of these four concentrations to focus your studies in mechanical engineering technology:

  • Manufacturing Systems - Prepare for a wide range of professional and technical careers in manufacturing with courses in robotics, additive manufacturing, computer numerical control in production, advanced manufacturing processes, lean engineering, and more.
  • Marine Systems - Focus on ship architecture and manufacturing, shipboard systems and operations, and the principles of marine engineering to build your career in the commercial or naval ship design field.
  • Mechanical Systems Design - Gain the skills to design, build, and install all types of mechanical systems ranging from thermal and AC systems to production equipment and power systems.
  • Mechatronics Systems - Learn how to design and implement modern mechatronic systems that use robotics, CNC, lean engineering, computer integrated manufacturing, and electrical power and machinery.

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 a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s program requires 120 total credit hours minimum.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The sample curriculum can help when planning your course of study.

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 Mechanical Engineering Technology

Each concentration teaches specific skills that apply to different areas of industry. In general, you will be ready for positions such as:

  • Maintenance Manager
  • Facilities Operation Coordinator
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • System Designer
  • Technician

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

As a graduate of this ABET-accredited program, you are eligible to take 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 with the form above 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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