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Modeling & Simulation Engineering (Engineering, D.Eng.)

Further your background and expertise with a doctor of engineering degree in modeling and simulation. The D. Eng. in Modeling and Simulation program focuses on developing the advanced knowledge and skills to enable the graduate to conduct and lead advanced technical projects in an engineering environment. Graduates will have developed the highest possible capability to provide innovative solutions in modeling and simulation engineering endeavors. They will meet the highest standards for advanced level engineering and leadership positions in industry and government.

Modeling & Simulation Engineering (Engineering, D.Eng.)


Description


What is Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU like?

Further your background and expertise with a doctor of engineering degree in modeling and simulation. The D. Eng. in Modeling and Simulation program focuses on developing the advanced knowledge and skills to enable the graduate to conduct and lead advanced technical projects in an engineering environment. Graduates will have developed the highest possible capability to provide innovative solutions in modeling and simulation engineering endeavors. They will meet the highest standards for advanced level engineering and leadership positions in industry and government.

Program Highlights


What makes Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Students will have the opportunity to work with our faculty on research projects and gain experience solving real world problems

  • Students are normally employed full-time in industry, government, or the military in an engineering capacity and have duties related to modeling and simulation. They often are responsible for conducting or leading advanced research and development activities suitable for investigation in an academic environment. They plan to participate in the D. Eng. program on a part-time basis and focus their program project work on job-related problems or investigations.

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.

Software Developers, Applications

$106,710

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

$106,760

MEDIAN SALARY


Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

Video Game Designers

$91,080

MEDIAN SALARY


Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Computer Programmers

$87,530

MEDIAN SALARY


Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU?

MSIM 851:
Advanced Analysis for Modeling and Simulation


An introduction to stochastic dependence and Bayesian analysis techniques for conducting modeling and simulation studies. Topics include: measures of dependence, common multivariate distributions, sampling from multivariate distributions, elementary time series models and Bayesian statistics. Prerequisites: MSIM 451 or MSIM 551.

MSIM 830:
Simulation Formalisms


The focus of the course is on identification and investigation of mathematical and logical structures that form the foundation for computational simulation. Topics include: foundations of simulation theory in logic, discrete mathematics, and computability; simulation formalisms, including DEVS; interoperability protocols; and computational complexity.

MSIM 822:
Cluster Parallel Computing


This course provides detailed numerical step-by-step procedures to exploit parallel and sparse computation under MPI (Message Passing Interface) computer environments. Large-scale engineering/science applications are emphasized. Simultaneous linear equations are discussed.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Modeling & Simulation Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Engineering program in Modeling & Simulation Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Completion of a master's degree in an engineering or science discipline closely related to modeling and simulation

  • A minimum grade-point-average in graduate course work of 3.5 (4.0 scale); students having a grade-point-average between 3.25 and 3.50 with evidence of exceptional professional accomplishment may be eligible for admission upon petition to the graduate program director

  • Knowledge of mathematical fundamentals including differential and integral calculus, ordinary differential equations, calculus-based probability and statistics, and linear algebra

  • Knowledge of computer science fundamentals including an object-oriented programming language such as C++ or JAVA, algorithmic problem solving, and data structures

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

Next Steps


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Graduate Program Director


Name:

Yuzhong Shen


Location:

1307 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6366


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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