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Outside view of Engineering Systems Building.

Welcome to the Batten College of Engineering and Technology!

The Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology at ODU offers ten undergraduate and multiple master's and doctoral programs across five departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. The Batten College's diverse student population includes a 40% minority population and 15% military/veteran student population - the highest in Virginia. Over 44% of the College's freshmen are first-generation students. With 107 full-time faculty, the Batten College encourages big ideas and creative thinking through a welcoming environment that inspires innovation and discovery. From advanced manufacturing to battling cancer; transportation to cybersecurity; renewable energy to marine engineering; plasmas to nanomaterials, artificial intelligence to robotics, the Batten College provides a significant share of the research and development within the University through research centers, laboratories, institutes, and clusters, while greatly contributing to the regional, national, and international prosperity of humanity.

Dr. Kenneth Fridley

Dean, Batten College of Engineering & Technology