About this Program

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program provides the broad skill set required for entry-level success and long-term progression in the dynamic career areas in electrical engineering technology.

Students receive a core education in basic electrical circuits, computer-oriented hardware including electronics, microprocessors and digital systems, and electrical power and machinery, and they focus on their chosen specialization through junior and senior courses in communications, digital circuits and systems, advanced PLCs, control systems, smart grids, alternative energies, microcomputer-based design, and local area networks. At course level, students are also exposed to current cyber-security issues related to various systems they study.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology Program Criteria

  • Program culminates with a senior project that integrates course work with a practical project assignment in the student's area of interest

  • Graduates can sit for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) license examinations such as the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Professional Engineering (PE)

  • All upper division courses are offered both on campus and through distance learning

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
Delivery Modes


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 Hardware Engineers

$132,360 Median Salary

Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

Electrical Engineers

$103,320 Median Salary

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

$108,170 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.

Mechatronics Engineers

$104,600 Median Salary

Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

Alumni Careers

Newport News Shipyard
Dominion Power
NASA Langley
NASA Wallops Island


What are the requirements to apply for Electrical Engineering Technology at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program in Electrical Engineering Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

For completion of the EET major, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the major, complete at least 30 hours of course work at Old Dominion University through on- or off-campus instruction, and complete an upper-level writing intensive course. To satisfy the upper-division general education requirement, students are required to complete any minor in the College of Engineering and Technology or the College of Sciences.


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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

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