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Network Engineering (Information Systems & Technology, B.S.B.A.)

The Information Systems and Technology program offers a unique combination of business knowledge and technical skills that prepare undergraduate students for success in the highly competitive and increasingly technical business world of the twenty-first century. The major emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology. The Network Engineering concentration prepares students to be successful in the network engineering and management field with coursework in network design, server and desktop administration, and network management.

Network Engineering (Information Systems & Technology, B.S.B.A.)


Description


What is Network Engineering at ODU like?

The Information Systems and Technology program offers a unique combination of business knowledge and technical skills that prepare undergraduate students for success in the highly competitive and increasingly technical business world of the twenty-first century. The major emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology. The Network Engineering concentration prepares students to be successful in the network engineering and management field with coursework in network design, server and desktop administration, and network management.

Program Highlights


What makes Network Engineering at ODU unique?

  • We are committed to providing a balanced education between the highly integrated fields of general business and information systems and technology.

  • Our curriculum will prepare you to understand both automation technology and the complex world within which it is utilized.

  • Our faculty's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Computer Network Architects

$107,870

MEDIAN SALARY


Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Computer Network Support Specialists

$67,510

MEDIAN SALARY


Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$86,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Network Engineering at ODU?

IT 315:
Introduction to Networking and Security


Introduction to modern networking concepts and technology. Provides students with the fundamental concepts, technologies, components and issues related to communications and data networks. Topics include network architectures, infrastructures, services, protocols, cyber attacks, adversaries, and defense. Prerequisites: IT 201.

IT 416:
Network Server Configuration and Administration


Advanced course on configuration and management of network servers. Topics include: user and storage management, ACLs, group policy, configuring security, backups and disaster recovery, and server management. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in IT 315 and a declared major in the university or permission of the Strome College of Business Dean?s Office.

IT 417:
Management of Information Security


This course emphasizes the need for management and technology to successfully implement an information security program in an organization. Threats, attacks, legal and ethical issues, risk assessment and control strategies; planning, development, and maintenance of security policies; contingency planning; firewalls, intrusion detection systems and security tools; and management of information security are some of the topics covered in this course. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in IT 315 or IT 360T and a declared major in the university or permission of the Strome College of Business Dean?s Office.

Requirements


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

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Network 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


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SENIOR LECTURER


Name:

Vijay Kalburgi


Location:

2173 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4538


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

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

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 transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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