Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Modeling and Simulation
The master's degree in modeling and simulation (M&S) emphasizes a strong, common subject core while providing the student with the flexibility to design a plan of study to meet each individual's study objectives and needs. The purpose of the program's subject core is to provide a common academic foundation for all simulation students. Thus, all students in this program will have grounding in the same methods, principles, and philosophy of simulation. This provides the mechanisms for the simulationist to work across disciplines and domains while maintaining a common frame of reference for communication, technical specialization, and advanced study and research. The Master of Engineering (ME) in Modeling and Simulation requires 30 hours of course credit. The ME program is focused on developing the practical skills and knowledge needed to solve problems requiring applications of modeling and simulation.
The program's subject core consists of:
- an overview of modeling and simulation;
- an in-depth exploration of specific simulation methodological approaches;
- simulation system modeling principles and techniques;
- an introduction to computer visualization and visual simulation; and,
- principles of stochastic analysis.
Most courses are offered in distance learning format. They are delivered to Old Dominion University's higher education centers and are available synchronously using video teleconferencing software. Additionally, the MSVE department is offering a Master of Engineering Online program.
Master of Engineering Online Program
The MSVE department also offers an ME online degree in Modeling and Simulation via the Blackboard Academic Suite that provides online lectures, homework submissions, examinations, discussion boards, wikis, video/audio collaboration sessions and grading. Students having access to reliable high speed internet service can connect and participate in engaging discussion and distributed asynchronous learning with the instructor and other students. All course materials are distributed and collected electronically. Students located in the Hampton Roads region may utilize live courses to fulfill the elective course requirement with approval from the MSVE graduate program director.
Master of Engineering Online Admission Requirements
Most students in this program would have limited or no knowledge of modeling and simulation before starting the program. Their objective would be to develop knowledge and credentials needed for employment or advancement in a modeling and simulation company or organization. The Master of Engineering degree program offers courses that develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to solve problems requiring the application of modeling and simulation. Applicants are expected to have earned a bachelor's degree and have successfully taken previous courses in calculus and statistics, have PC literacy and familiarity with MS Office tools.
The GPA in the student's undergraduate major, student's performance in prerequisite courses, and GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) are used to determine eligibility for admission into the program. Job experience and training may also be considered in evaluating prerequisite requirements.
For more information on our online option, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.