Minors for Mechanical Engineering Majors

Minors for Mechanical Engineering Majors

At Villanova University, engineering students have more than 50 minors and concentrations to choose from. Due to the required course load in your major, however, a minor must be carefully considered and planned for. Interested students should always discuss the minor of interest with their academic advisor before pursuing. In all cases, it is your responsibility to apply for and be accepted into the minor that you would like to pursue. 

The courses for the following minors are concentrated within the Mechanical Engineering department:

  • Aerospace Engineering—introduces contemporary topics in aerospace engineering to broaden students’ knowledge in this area and provide them with the in-depth training necessary to enter the specialized aerospace field.
  • Mechatronics—the study of intelligent programmable systems from an interdisciplinary engineering perspective, coordinating the design, development and control of advanced hybrid-systems. Mechatronics system components include sensors, actuators, processors and software.

College of Engineering

These minors are open to all engineering students who satisfy the prerequisites:

Dozens of minors are also available through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Business. Please visit the web pages below for details. 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Minors and Concentrations "At a Glance" by subject area

Villanova School of Business

College of Nursing:


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 of Mechanical Engineering

Amy Fleischer, PhD

Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor
Phone: 610-519-4996