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Engineering Management & Systems Engineering (Engineering, Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focuses on developing the necessary skills to perform and evaluate rigorous research. Graduates are prepared for careers in teaching and research at academic institutions as well as in other public and private organizations characterized by innovation and technological leadership. The program blends highly theoretical with more applied or pragmatic research. The fields of research supported by the program are defined by the diverse specializations of the department faculty. Students in the Ph.D. program work closely with faculty to develop world-class expertise in their chosen fields of research. Advising faculty expect doctoral students to become collaborators, supporting the faculty's research agenda, and contributing towards their research goals.

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering (Engineering, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Engineering Management & Systems Engineering at ODU like?

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focuses on developing the necessary skills to perform and evaluate rigorous research. Graduates are prepared for careers in teaching and research at academic institutions as well as in other public and private organizations characterized by innovation and technological leadership. The program blends highly theoretical with more applied or pragmatic research. The fields of research supported by the program are defined by the diverse specializations of the department faculty. Students in the Ph.D. program work closely with faculty to develop world-class expertise in their chosen fields of research. Advising faculty expect doctoral students to become collaborators, supporting the faculty's research agenda, and contributing towards their research goals.

Program Highlights


What makes Engineering Management & Systems Engineering at ODU unique?

  • The complete program is available through Old Dominion University’s distance learning program

  • Courses are scheduled in the evenings

  • Nine-time recipient of American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Excellence Award

  • Collaborative environment built on the unique relationship between the faculty advisor and the doctoral student

  • Students are placed with an advisor with expertise in the student’s research area

  • A high degree of flexibility is provided to customize the plan of study, taking into account the diversity in the fields of study, the multidisciplinary nature and variety of research that is undertaken

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

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

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

$109,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Mississippi State University

Courses


What are some courses offered in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering at ODU?

ENMA 811:
Methodology for Advanced Engineering Projects


The course covers general topics that are necessary for project execution. This includes problem scoping, data collection, hypothesis formulation and testing, experimentation, testing and evaluation, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and validation methods.

ENMA 820:
Multivariate Statistics for Engineering


Introduction to modeling multivariate structural and residual variation, using exploratory data analysis, nonparametric regression, dependence regression, and factor analytic models, with a goal of producing robust, generalizable multivariate models that support research findings. Statistical analyses will be performed in the free general public licensed R statistical software with references to Minitab and SPSS. Prerequisite: ENMA 420.

ENMA 854:
Big Data Fundamentals


The objectives of the course are to provide fundamental knowledge and skills of Big Data for the new generation of researchers, engineers, project managers and business managers in the emerging data-driven science and engineering paradigm. Topics to be covered include data analytics, cloud platforms and tools for Big Data, and innovative applications of Big Data.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Engineering Management & Systems Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Admission to the Ph.D. program is competitive. The admission process is designed to select applicants that have a strong alignment between their own research interests and an area of specialization of one of the faculty. The best-qualified applicant or applicants for an area of specialization are then selected.

The number of students admitted into any faculty's area of specialization is dependent on the faculty's projected ability to advise additional doctoral students. The selection is based on the applicants' academic history, maturity in the development of research capabilities, and proficiency in specialized skills demanded by the research area.

In addition to general University admission requirements, which include English language proficiency for international students, applicants must have:

  • A master's degree or equivalent with a grade point average of 3.50 in an appropriate field from an accredited institution of higher education

  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology, or from an accredited program in applied science

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid


Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Enrollment Coordinator


Name:

Ghaith Rabadi


Location:

2101 ENGINEERING SYSTEMS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4918


For General Inquiries:

emse@odu.edu


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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