Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program

Undergraduate Program Overview

The College of Engineering offers a full-time academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 4 years. A student may also able to obtain a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 5 years.

All Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students at Villanova take foundational courses in:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry and/or Biology
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Engineering analysis and design

Given Villanova University’s liberal arts framework and Augustinian Catholic tradition, special emphasis is also placed on:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Professional ethics
  • A foundation in the social sciences and humanities
  • The flexibility to pursue minors and study abroad opportunities
  • Leadership skills developed through team projects, professional societies and clubs, and the College’s many service learning activities
Undergraduate Program Overview
Undergraduate Program Overview

Where Are They Now?

2016 graduates from Villanova’s Mechanical Engineering program are working in a variety of fields and continuing their education at a variety of impressive schools: 

Steven Buonomo
Engineer (Transmission Design), PPL Electric Utilities— Allentown, PA

Marissa Cucinotta 
Stanford University—Master’s in Bioengineering

Carly Danek, minor in Mechatronics
Co-op with Harris Corporation—Rochester, NY
Graduate school at Villanova University

Erica Dembowski 
Securities Analyst, Goldman Sachs—New York City

Caroline Franchino 
Mechanical Engineer, Jaros Baum & Bolles—New York City

Alex Gillett 
Transaction Data Control Operations Analyst, Goldman Sachs—Jersey City, NJ

Sofia Gizzi

Joseph Hajjar 
Seton Hall University Law School

Caroline Karanian 
Design Engineer, Pratt & Whitney—Hartford, CT

Michael Long 
Engineer I, NAVAIR—Lakehurst, NJ

Matthew Lynch 
Engineering Assistant, Turner Construction Company—New York City

Paul Muratore 
Operations Analyst, Goldman Sachs—Jersey City, NJ

Samantha Testa 
Structures and Mechanisms Design Engineer, NASA Kennedy Space Center—Cape Canaveral, FL
Villanova University E-Learning —Master’s in Mechanical Engineering

Brian Whitehouse 
Engineering Officer, United States Army—Fort Richardson, AK

Katherine M. Woolls
Associate Professional Staff, Mechanical Engineer, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory—Laurel, MD


Accreditation: The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Department Mission Statement:

We are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience in the discipline of mechanical engineering, graduating well-rounded leaders and life-long learners, who aspire to achieving professional excellence. We are equally committed to the discovery, dissemination, advancement and application of cutting-edge research. Inspired by the Augustinian tradition, we value an inclusive and diverse community in which we prepare our students to demonstrate the highest ethical conduct and contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Department Chair

Amy Fleischer, PhD