MET - Nuclear Systems option (BSET)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology: Department of Engineering Technology
Cost: $250-345 per credit hour *
Required: 61 credit hours from ODU (at least 128 total)
Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings.

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This program is available only to graduates of the United States Navy Nuclear Power School or Nuclear Reactor Operator training at Dominion Energy.

Eligible Navy ratings are EM (NUC), ET (NUC), and MM (NUC).

Your courses in this program are in areas such as computer-aided drafting, statics, strength of materials, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, automation and controls, and computer solid modeling. Your culminating experience is a senior project that integrates course work with a practical project assignment in your area of interest.

You must select a minor from the College of Engineering & Technology or the College of Sciences. To satisfy the upper-division general education requirements, we recommend a minor in Engineering Management.

Why ODU for MET Nuclear Systems?

ODU's Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET).


Based on your professional education in nuclear power, you may receive advanced standing credits that apply to the MET degree from ODU. Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

To declare a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology, you must be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student and have ENGL 110C credit. You must also have completed U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School or Nuclear Reactor Operator training at Dominion Energy.

Navy Personnel: Check Ratings & Roadmaps. Find out what degree you are eligible for based on your rating. Check the Curriculum for what courses are required, and contact us to see what credits you may have already earned from military training.

Please contact ODU with any questions about admissions or eligibility. You can call or email contact ODU personnel at your nearest Field Office location, or contact Dr. Rob Curry, Director of Advising for Military Students, at or 1.800.968.2638.

MET Nuclear Systems Careers

  • Maintenance management
  • Facilities operation
  • Quality control
  • System design
  • Technician
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning)
  • Construction

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874
Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership courses by portable media (CD-ROM, DVD, etc.) $250

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including how active duty service members who are transferred to Virginia may qualify for in-state tuition.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.