We encourage big ideas and creative thinking
As the region's only public urban research university, the Batten College of Engineering and Technology is an incubator for innovation, discovery and entrepreneurship. We encourage big ideas and creative thinking as we help students discover new ways to solve real-world problems in a wide range of fields. From advanced manufacturing to battling cancer; transportation to cybersecurity; renewable energy to marine engineering; plasmas to nanomaterials, artificial intelligence to robotics, we provide a significant share of the research and development within Old Dominion University through research centers, laboratories, institutes, and clusters, while greatly contributing to the regional, national, and international prosperity of humanity.
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NCSES Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2020 Rankings
For several consecutive years, BCET as a whole, in addition to individual engineering programs, has been ranked among the nation's top 100 for external research expenditure by the National Science Foundation.