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Why ODU for Modeling and Simulation Engineering?

Do you have an engineering or computer science related background? Broaden your knowledge of modeling and simulation principles and practices with this interdisciplinary certificate program. 

Certain courses taken for the certificate program may later be applied to ODU's master's degree in modeling and simulation

Note: This graduate certificate in modeling and simulation engineering is not a "certification" in modeling and simulation. 

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours

You will take two core modeling and simulation courses, one course of your choice that focuses on a particular area in modeling and simulation, and one additional elective.

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$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Modeling & Simulation Engineering

With training in modeling and simulation, you'll be prepared for an engineering career in medicine, business, military science, government contracting, serious gaming, and more.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

To apply, you should have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and should have a mathematical background through calculus, along with a calculus based probability and statistics course. A separate application to the certificate program is required in addition to admission to ODU. Current ODU students are welcome to apply as well. Visit the department web site to download the application.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.