In “The Value of a Continuing Engineering Education,” Machine Design reports on the growing need for today’s engineers to pursue graduate studies or certification in their fields. “Staying current with modern technology” ranks highly as a concern among engineers, and there are obvious advantages to an advanced degree where salary and job status are concerned. According to Machine Design’s 2015 Annual Salary Survey, engineers with a master’s degree made an average of $105,616 and engineers with a bachelor’s degree an average salary of $89,620. Engineers with a doctorate in engineering versus a bachelor’s in engineering earn a median of 35% more.
If salary, advancement and staying current are among your professional goals, consider a Villanova graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Our program is modern, relevant and comprehensive, and with our part-time and E-Learning options it meets the needs of full-time students as well as working professionals.
The Mechanical Engineering program’s courses and research projects reflect the specialties of the College of Engineering’s highly distinguished and dedicated faculty who are nationally recognized leaders in their disciplines. In addition to the broad areas of thermal sciences, mechanics and materials, and dynamics and controls, courses are also offered in emerging fields like bioengineering, nanotechnology and financial engineering.