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Why ODU for mechanical engineering technology in nuclear systems?

Courses in this program cover topics such as:

  • computer-aided drafting,
  • statics,
  • strength of materials,
  • dynamics,
  • thermodynamics,
  • fluid mechanics,
  • automation and controls,
  • and computer solid modeling.

You'll complete a senior project that integrates course work with a practical project assignment in your area of interest.

You will also select a minor in engineering or science.

ODU's mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of ABET, www.abet.org.

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 127 total credit hours.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The sample curriculum and long range plan can serve as guides for 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 MET Nuclear Systems

  • Maintenance management
  • Facilities operation
  • Quality control and system design
  • Technician
  • Fabrication and manufacturing
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning)
  • Construction

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour
  • NCPDLP & NCPACE by portable media$250 per credit hour

Active-duty military may qualify for a reduced undergraduate tuition rate of $250 per credit hour.

Rates are effective Fall 2020 and subject to change. Contact us for additional admission and tuition details.

State Licensure

As a graduate of this ABET-accrediated 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

To declare a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology, you must be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student and have ENGL 110C credit. You must also have completed U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School.

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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