About this Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Criteria. MET students take electives in one of the following areas: manufacturing systems, marine systems, mechanical systems design, mechatronics systems, and nuclear systems.  Graduates of the program are prepared for a range of technical positions including system design, fabrication, manufacturing, HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), and mechatronics.

Program Highlights

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

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

  • Graduates are able to 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)

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.

Automotive Engineers

$95,560 Median Salary

Develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.

Commercial and Industrial Designers

$70,540 Median Salary

Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Nuclear Engineers

$125,130 Median Salary

Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

$64,550 Median Salary

Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

Alumni Careers

Bauer Compressors
Continental (Newport News)
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Sumitomo Drive Technologies


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

Students who qualify for regular admission to the University will be accepted into EFD (Engineering Fundamentals Division). Students in EFD may identify a desired degree program or may declare that they are undecided among engineering and engineering technology programs. They will be assigned an intended major code classification, which indicates that they are enrolled and, if appropriate, which is their preferred program. Students can apply to the MET program during the semester in which they complete the following requirements in the Engineering Fundamentals Division:

  • Complete ENGN 110 - Explore Engineering and Technology 

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours applicable toward the degree.  This is typically after the freshman year of courses

  • Have an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher


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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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