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Mechanical Engineering (Minor)

A minor in mechanical engineering can be obtained after successfully completing no less than 12 credit hours in specific 300/400 level courses. There are two program emphases: thermal sciences or mechanics. This minor is open to all except students majoring in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering (Minor)


Description


What is Mechanical Engineering at ODU like?

A minor in mechanical engineering can be obtained after successfully completing no less than 12 credit hours in specific 300/400 level courses. There are two program emphases: thermal sciences or mechanics. This minor is open to all except students majoring in mechanical engineering.

Program Highlights


What makes Mechanical Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Modern and well-equipped laboratories

  • Nationally-recognized faculty

  • Special opportunities to work on projects sponsored by industry

  • Part of competitions sponsored by national engineering organizations

  • Opportunity to work on funded research projects with faculty

Courses


What are some courses offered in Mechanical Engineering at ODU?

MAE 303:
Mechanics of Fluids


Fundamental concepts, fluid statics, basic equations in integral form, open-channel flow, Bernoulli's equation, dimensional analysis and similitude, incompressible viscous flow, pipe friction, boundary layers, introduction to differential analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 307, MATH 312, and a grade of C or better in MAE 205.

MAE 311:
Thermodynamics I


Essential definitions of thermodynamics, first law, physical properties, ideal and real gases, second law, reversibility, irreversibility and consequences of thermodynamic cycles. Prerequisites: MATH 312.

MAE 312:
Thermodynamics II


Concepts and principles dealing with thermodynamic cycles, relations and generalized charts, mixtures of fluids, chemical reactions, chemical and phase equilibrium, thermodynamic aspects of fluid flow; introduction to compressible flow, isentropic and normal shock wave relations. Prerequisites: MATH 307, and a grade of C or better in MAE 303, and a grade of C or better in MAE 311.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Mechanical Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Mechanical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

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

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PROFESSOR


Name:

Sushil Chaturvedi


Location:

238B KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3731


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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