Why Villanova Engineering?

What sets us apart? The College of Engineering has established a proud heritage and a distinctive record of accomplishments in engineering education and research. As evidenced by its strong ranking, its reputation has grown significantly in recent years.

Academic Programs

Five engineering disciplines: Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, are offered at the undergraduate level, with the opportunity for students to graduate with a Master Degree in five years, as part of the Bachelors/Masters Program. The College offers Master Degrees in seven distinctive areas. Students in the College of Engineering also have the option of pursuing a dual degree with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or the Villanova School of Business, this option typically extends the required coursework to a five or six year program.


Opportunities for research are also available for interested students, through three interdisciplinary research centers, the Center for Advanced Communication, Center for Non-linear Dynamics and Controls and the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering (VCASE).


The premier facility for the College, the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER), dedicated in 1998, houses state-of-the-art instructional and research labs. Additional engineering related facilities can be found in White Hall (Chemical); John Barry Hall (Civil), and Tolentine Hall (Electrical and Computer) and the Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory. Computer labs, dedicated specifically for engineering students, can be found in each of these areas. 

Service Learning

The College of Engineering has determined that Service Learning is a critical aspect of the academic and personal growth of its students. Service Learning student participants are actively engaged in projects coordinated within an educational institution or community service program. The Service Learning students provide direct support as mentors for younger students and they also serve local and international communities.


The College of Engineering strives to prepare its graduates to understand their roles in a technological society, to make constructive contributions to it, and to provide ethical and moral leadership in their profession and communities. It accomplishes this by various methods, but primarily by integrating into the curriculum the values and morality of the University’s Augustinian heritage. In addition to being professionally competent, graduates are expected to have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities, the impact on engineering solutions in a global and societal context, a knowledge of contemporary issues, and an appreciation of humanistic concepts in literature, the arts, and philosophy."

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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.