About this Program

The industrial technology major is designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education and government. It is primarily involved with management, operation and maintenance of complex technological systems while engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with the design and installation of these systems. The Industrial Technology Program produces a technical generalist who is competent in assessing problems and proposing solutions to improve productivity related to product specifications, material, and processes, industrial control and information systems and manufacturing production.

Program Highlights


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.

Industrial Engineering Technologists

$64,550 Median Salary

Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Quality Control Systems Managers

$110,580 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700 Median Salary

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Industrial Production Managers

$110,580 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.


What are the requirements to apply for Industrial Technology at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Standard ODU admission criteria and procedures are required for admission to this program.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


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

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.



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