About this Program

The computer engineering program is designed to provide a broad engineering background and a comprehensive foundation in the technical principles underlying the computer area. The technical core consists of coursework from electrical engineering to address hardware aspects of computer engineering and coursework from computer science to address software aspects. The curriculum builds on the hardware description language tools introduced in the sophomore year to master the design, test and synthesis of advanced digital circuits.

Program Highlights

  • The ECE department has research laboratories focusing on Applied Plasma Technology; Cybersecurity, Communications and Networking Innovation; Microelectronics and Thin Film Devices; Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis; Power Research; Systems Analysis of Metabolic Physiology; Systems Research; Virginia Institute for Photovoltaics; and Vision Lab.

  • ECE faculty support University centers such as the Applied Research Center, the Frank Reidy Center of Bioelectrics, and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center.

  • Additional research facilities in the Hampton Roads area with ECE faculty collaboration include the National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab.

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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.

Computer User Support Specialists

$54,150 Median Salary

Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

Order Clerks

$35,330 Median Salary

Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints.

Data Entry Keyers

$32,530 Median Salary

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

Word Processors and Typists

$41,070 Median Salary

Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

Alumni Careers

BAE Systems
Booz Allen Hamilton
General Electric
Huntington Ingalls
Lockheed Martin


What are the requirements to apply for Computer Engineering at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Computer Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • To enter the program, students must have completed two college-level computer-programming courses (CS 150/ENGN 150, and CS 250 & CS 252 or equivalents).

  • An undergraduate minor in computer engineering may be obtained by successful completion of 13 or more credit hours of approved electrical or computer engineering coursework at the 200-, 300-, and 400- level. 

  • The chief departmental advisor for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department must approve the precise course of study in the minor.


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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.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering maintains updated scholarship information on the Undergraduate Resources webpage.


Associate Professor

NORFOLK, 23529

Associate Director for Experiential Learning

NORFOLK, 23529