Advising & Career Guidance
We are eager to guide you through academic challenges and choices, and oversee your academic progress.
Engineering Career Office
The CDS Engineering College Based Office is here to assist with all of your career needs.
Engineering Student Success
A portfolio of programs designed to ensure all engineering student achieve success both inside and outside of the classroom. These programs are offered before and during enrollment, as well as after students complete their degrees.
Success Marker Courses
What makes an Engineering Student successful?
A sample four year curriculum with a suggested ordering of courses for each of our undergraduate programs.
Build your ECE schedule using our online course finder.
Long-Term ECE Course Schedule
Find information about grades, transcripts, holds, degree evaluation, and more.
Apple computers (MacBook, iMac, etc.) are not compatible with engineering software. For PCs, an i7 or faster is preferred and a larger hard drive.
ECE Tutoring - Spring 2022
Spring 2022 tutoring schedule for ECE 201, ECE 202, & ECE 302.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
There are several student organizations in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
ECE Professional Development Meetings
Meeting time for online and on-campus students to hear more about research opportunities, employment opportunities, and ways to get involved both on and off campus. Current students, check the ECE Calendar and/or your ODU e-mail for more information. Past meeting recordings can be found online here:
EE and CPE Culminating Senior Design Experience
See more about past and present ECE Senior Design Projects.
Students are required to apply to graduate & should do so six months prior to expected graduation date. Students are encouraged to print out a copy of their degree evaluation, DegreeWorks, from LeoOnline & review it with their Undergraduate Coordinator. If completing a minor, contact the minor department advisor to ensure minor requirements have been met.
Senior Exit Interviews
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University is continually in the process of self-evaluation. An integral part of that process is feedback from our students, particularly those just finishing the program.
BS/MS or BS/PhD ECE Linked Program
Learn more about continuing into your graduate studies through the ECE Linked Program.
LinkedIn for Students
Resources to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help get them started.
Scholarships & Tuition
ECE Scholarships & Grants
Click here to see University and Departmental shared scholarships and more.
Current Tuition Rates
Reach out to ODU's Career Development Services (CDS) office to find out more on how to gain credit for future internship experiences. Here's a short handout on the process: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LjsbcAIWnN5l1h3U3K3owZ76sUg_Z3lj/view?usp=sharing.
ODU Career Development Services is excited to introduce you to Handshake, a powerful and exclusive platform that will help you achieve your professional goals.Handshake is your one-stop-shop for all things career. You can apply for jobs/internships, get noticed by employers and find out when they post new jobs, and register for in-person and virtual career fairs, workshops, employer info sessions and networking events. With Handshake, we are connecting ODU employers, students, and alumni through part-time, internship,entry-level, and professional opportunities. More information may be found at this link: https://www.odu.edu/cds/handshake.
Regardless of the career path you choose or your preferred occupation, as an Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) Intern, there's one thing you'll make from day one: an impact. You'll work side by side with our men and women in uniform and Civilians just like you, gaining invaluable hands-on experience in the field of your choosing. Your experience here will equip you with the insight, know-how, and ability you'll need to succeed and excel in the future. More information can be found at this link: https://afciviliancareers.com/students-and-graduates/
The AWS Early Career Talent team is looking for current undergraduate and graduate students for internship and full-time opportunities in a variety of roles, including software development engineers (SDEs), support engineers, product managers, solution architects, technical writers, cloud consultants, cloud support associates, sales specialists, business analysts, and more. More information can be found at this link: https://awsectevents.splashthat.com/
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing "CCAM" is where the best of industry, academia and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Previous intern opportunities in Surface Enginering, Additive Manufacturing, Machining Processes, Robotics, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Vision Systems, and Software Development/Computer Science. Current intern opportunties can be found online here: http://wp2.ccam-va.com/2019/12/10/intern-opportunities-at-ccam/.
Summer internship applicants will be placed in various departments at Newport News Shipbuilding located in Newport News, Virginia. Students will work 8 weeks during the summer months, 30 hours a week.
Co-op programs give college students the opportunity to combine the knowledge learned in the classroom with practical work experience. By gaining valuable work experience in Co-op programs, participants are able to better evaluate their future career opportunities. Co-op assignments are based on a candidates goals, company needs, and are posted to the Careers Site intermittently throughout the year.
More information can be found at this link: https://huntingtoningalls.com/hii-careers/co-op-internship-opportunities/
Do you have a strong technical background and a desire to solve problems for a safer world through a career with real meaning? MITRE might have the right opportunity for you. Whether you're just starting your studies or about to graduate, we offer opportunities to test your skills and education. We let you apply your creativity, technical know-how, and dedication outside of the classroom, in the real world. More information can be found at this link: https://www.mitre.org/careers/student-programs
DEVELOP, part of NASA's Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today's global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow's scientists and leaders. More information may be found at this link: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov.
NASA internships and fellowships leverage NASA's unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation's future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Internships are available from high school to graduate level. Internships provide students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA. More information can be found at this link: https://intern.nasa.gov/
This program is a direct hire authority for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students enrolled in scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics majors. Students must be continuously enrolled on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution and be at least 16 years of age. More information may be found at this link: https://www.nrl.navy.mil/careers/students/ssep/
Jump start your career with NRO's Internship Programs. As an NRO intern, you will be part of an amazing team that is dedicated to national security. You will work with leading experts and gain valuable experience as you participate in mission programs. Student Programs include: NRO Cadre Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internship Program; DoD Acquisition Internship Program; & NASA Pathways Internship Program. More information can be found at this link: https://www.nro.gov/Careers-and-Internships/Student-Opportunities/
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating college students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. NREIP is providing competitive research internships to approximately 733 college students this year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at 41 DoN laboratories. More information may be found at this link: https://nreip.asee.org/
Northrop Grumman wants to continue to establish a relationship with ODU as a feeder into our workforce at Wallops for EEs and MEs. At Northrop Grumman, our employees are a team with a mission: global security. It's the world's toughest challenge, which is why we tackle it from different directions. We specialize in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization - but mostly we specialize in thinking big. So if you want your work to be studied by generations to come, you're exploring the right company. More information may be found at this link: https://www.northropgrumman.com/careers/Students-Entry-Level/Pages/Internships.aspx
The U.S. Department of State's Pathways Internship Program includes both the Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP). Both programs are targeted toward U.S. citizens enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional academic levels. Both programs provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed. More information may be found at this link: https://careers.state.gov/intern/pathways/
SSEP provides direct hire authority for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students enrolled in scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics majors. The program was established to provide interns with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and possibly provide financial aid to support educational goals. Additionally, this program will provide a streamlined and accelerated hiring process to compete successfully with private industry for high-quality scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics students for filling scientific and engineering positions. More information may be found at this link: https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NSWC-Dahlgren/Career-Opportunities/Student-Opportunities/ScienceandEngineering/
Smithfield's summer internship program offers students an opportunity to apply the skills developed during college. Internships give real-life experience, opportunity to gain knowledge about the company, and the ability to start building your professional portfolio. We regard every intern as a potential leader. Engineering is one of the areas that internships may be offered. Additionally, Smithfield foods offers a Career Foundation Program. More information may be found at this link: https://www.smithfieldfoods.com/careers/internships
Search and apply for federal jobs. Learn about unique hiring paths for veterans, students and graduates, individuals with a disability, and more. Find more information and/or create an account at this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/
Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA) Internship with Virginia SmallSat Data Consortium (VSDC)
The VSDC project at the ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) is offering paid virtual summer internships to highly motivated Old Dominion University undergraduate and graduate students interested in making an impact on their local communities and the commonwealth. Those internships are an opportunity to work with world-class researchers focusing on solving societal challenges using data from space, air, surface, and underwater. Selected students will be exposed to day-to-day activities including identifying problems, designing inclusive and accessible solutions, building a community of problem solvers throughout the state, and being part of the larger team of students, scientists and researchers. Participation in the program will be through telepresence and collaboration platforms while the university is exercising social distancing. More information can be found at this link: https://vadatahub.org/
The VMEC Summer Scholar Program offers juniors and seniors attending a university in Virginia the opportunity for hands on research using state of the art technology in either an academic or industrial environment. These opportunities often lead to job offers or admission to graduate school. VMEC mentors work closely with students to ensure that the program is as rewarding as possible. Participating students make new contacts, network with many people, and receive a competitive stipend. More information may be found at this link: https://www.vmecteam.org/vmec-summer-scholar-program/
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Two-semester thesis project involving literature research, development of technical writing skills, and possibly obtaining lab experience using a variety of techniques and equipment. Each student will undertake a research experience under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. A preliminary report of research findings is required at the end of the semester. The research culminates in a thesis that includes a literature review, description of methods, results and conclusions, and an oral presentation. Upon successful completion, the combination of ECE 498 (1 credit) and ECE 499 (2 credits) can be considered equivalent to one 3-credit ECE Technical Elective Course. (Available fall, spring, summer)
More information on faculty research areas can be found at this link: https://www.odu.edu/ece/research
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
More information can be found at this link: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/
Old Dominion University (ODU) has robust REU programs for students wanting to explore Chemistry (Community College Students), Computer & Information Science, Computer Engineering - Cybersecurity, and Psychology (Transportation).
More information can be found at this link: https://www.odu.edu/academics/reu-ret
Cybersecurity is a priority area of national need. As a multidisciplinary field, cybersecurity requires that the professionals have knowledge and skills in various disciplines. In this REU site program, students from multiple disciplines, such as computer science, computer engineering, criminal justice, information technology, and psychology, will explore a variety of cybersecurity topics, using Deep Learning or AI as a main methodology. The REU program is also enriched through various seminars, social activities, and field trips to Naval Base Norfolk, and Navy Cyber Defense Operation Command (NCDOC). The REU site program offers unique multidisciplinary learning and research opportunities for undergraduate students in an inherently multidisciplinary cybersecurity discipline. Each student will be able to select his/her preferred mentor and work with the mentor to select an REU research project based on his/her interests and background. The students will master research methodologies and obtain valuable research experiences in an area of critical national need, and also better prepare for graduate studies.
More information can be found at this link: https://www.odu.edu/eng/programs/ccni/research/cyber