About this Program

This program was designed to provide the Commonwealth and the nation with exceptionally educated engineering practitioners. These individuals will have developed the highest possible capability to provide innovative solutions in specialized engineering endeavors. The graduates of the program will meet the highest standards for advanced level engineering and leadership positions in industry and government.

Program Highlights

  • Four specialization areas are available: Cybersecurity, Electrical and Computer, Engineering, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Doctor of Engineering
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Mechanical Engineers

$91,500 Median Salary

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Civil Engineers

$91,790 Median Salary

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Aerospace Engineers

$115,300 Median Salary

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.


What are the requirements to apply for Engineering (D.Eng) at ODU?
Students entering the Doctor of Engineering program in Engineering (D.Eng) should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • A formal application

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation (One of the letters of recommendation should be from an agency point of contact if a sponsoring agency is involved. Sponsorship does not necessarily imply financial support, but it rather focuses on the provision of a project and access to data, information, and means to apply and test a solution

  • An essay describing the applicant's preparation for graduate work, personal and academic goals, and professional objectives

  • A personal or telephone interview of the applicant with the graduate program director will be required

  • Engineering experience of at least two years within the last five years

  • Master's degree with a grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 in an appropriate field from an accredited institution of higher education


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

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