About the College

About the College


The major goal of a Villanova engineering education is: "To provide students with the opportunity to develop a greater technical competence in the chosen area of study." The engineering faculty strives to develop a professional attitude in students; namely, the desire to grow intellectually through the continual search for and use of knowledge, and the motivation to become active, articulate and socially aware citizens. The College of Engineering is committed to its responsibility to develop, collect and disseminate new knowledge in the engineering field and related areas.

Highlights of Our Programs

The College of Engineering offers disciplines in the fields of chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

  • Our Undergraduate Program offers bachelor degrees in all five disciplines.
  • Our Five-Year Program offers combined bachelor and master's degrees in all five disciplines as well as Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, and Sustainable Engineering.
  • Our Graduate Program offers master's degrees in all five disciplines as well as Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and Cybersecurity.
  • Our Doctoral Program offers a Ph.D. in Engineering. Research/thesis topics are based upon the mutual interest of the student and their faculty advisor. Example areas of study include: Thermal Management of Electronics, Robotic and Electromechanical Systems, Automotive Systems, Signal Processing, Radar, Communications Systems, Environmental Protection, and Biotechnology.
  • Our E-Learning Program offers four full online degrees as well as two online certificates.


Engineering Discipline Major Masters Ph.D. 5 Year
B.S./M.S.
Certificate
Chemical √ *

Civil √ *

Computer √  

Electrical √ *

Mechanical √ *

Sustainable Engineering
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Water Resources and Environmental
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Doctoral



Biochemical Engineering
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Composites Engineering



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Computer Architecture



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Cybersecurity      
Electrical Power Systems



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Electro-Mechanical Systems



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Environmental Protection in Chem Industry



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High Frequency Systems



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Intelligent Systems



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Machinery Dynamics



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Nonlinear Dynamics and Control



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Thermofluid Systems



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Urban Water Resources Design



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Wireless and Digital Communications



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*Also available through E-Learning

Accreditation

The undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Mission Statement

Villanova University’s College of Engineering is committed to an educational program that emphasizes technical excellence and a liberal education within the framework of the University's Augustinian and Catholic traditions. As a community of scholars, we seek to educate students to pursue both knowledge and wisdom, and to aspire to ethical and moral leadership within their chosen careers, their community, and the world.

We value a spirit of community among all members of the college that respects academic freedom and inquiry, the discovery and cultivation of new knowledge, and continued innovation in all that we do.