Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

While all undergraduates in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn the foundational science in each of the areas below, students in their junior year can choose an official concentration that will appear on their transcript:

  • Dynamics and Controls (e.g. autonomous vehicles and manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics)
  • Mechanics and Materials (e.g., structures, machinery, automotive components, manufacturing, bioengineering, deformation and stress analysis)
  • Thermal Fluids Systems (e.g., propulsion, power, climate control)

More information about the Mechanical Engineering program:

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
STUDENT OUTCOMES
CURRICULUM
MINORS
SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECTS
STUDENT GROUPS
ENROLLMENT

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Career Outlook: Mechanical Engineers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Mechanical Engineering majors are among the top five most in demand by employers (2016).

2015 Median Pay

$83,590 per year

Entry-Level Education

Bachelor’s degree

Number of Jobs, 2014

277,500

Job Outlook, 2014-24

5%

Employment Change, 2014-24

14,600

Villanova University Mechanical Engineering Class of 2016 median starting salary: $64,417

Accreditation:

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