Engineering Fundamentals Division
The Engineering Fundamentals Division (EFD) is designed to provide support to you as you transition into the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology. All students are admitted to this division until they are prepared to successfully take courses in their major.
The Engineering Fundamentals Division welcomes you to the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. We also wish to congratulate you since you have made the right choices in several respects.
First and foremost, by choosing to go to college, you have elected to develop yourselves to be among the good and contributing citizens of our society. A well-rounded education receives its crown at the higher education institutions.
Second, you have chosen to enter a profession that will allow you not only understand "how things work" but also improve them or even innovate new ways that will improve the lives of all. How? Well, because engineering is the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to make things benefit all living creatures. Even if you choose not to practice engineering in the future, the engineering and technology education that you will receive is one of the best entrees to other fine professions, including medicine, law or finance. After all, we are living in an era where everything that we do is becoming technologically ever more sophisticated.
You also made the right decision by choosing Old Dominion University for your engineering and technology education. We have prepared our programs to meet or exceed all the quality measures that exist in engineering education. We have integrated many features that are unique and forward-looking, such as the global engineering cluster or completing your Bachelor's and Master's degrees in only five years. I encourage all of you to explore these and other exciting opportunities.
The Engineering Fundamentals Division is determined to prepare you for success in your engineering and technology education by providing a key experience through its fundamentals of engineering course series, by individualized counseling, advising, mentoring and tutoring. We will expose you to different engineering disciplines during this period so you can make well-informed decisions when choosing your majors. Your experiences will also hint at what you don't know yet, but will learn in your four years here, to complete a successful engineering project. Consequently, we wish to gain you as enthusiastic partners in learning during these upcoming four years.
We wish you much success and many gigabytes of fun.