About this Program

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

  • 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.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Doctor of Engineering
Modeling and Simulation Engineering
Delivery Modes


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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


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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