Modeling and simulation engineering involves taking a concept, hypothesis or design and testing it in real-world conditions. You'll use tools tools like:
- Graphical and mathematical models
- Virtual reality simulations
- Serious gaming
- Computer programming
- 3D printed models
- Statistical analysis
ODU offers two tracks in this minor: simulation development and simulation application.
The development track is a good fit for computer science and engineering students who want to learn discrete event simulation development and focus on software development. This can lead to careers in gaming software development, animation, and large scale simulation development.
The application track is a good fit for electrical, computer, or mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer science students. In this track, you'll study complex systems through the use of computer simulations. You'll learn skills to go beyond the capabilities of existing computer simulation tools to model complex systems and study system behavior.