Villanova's Mechanical Engineering Department offers a full-time academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering degree.
The undergraduate program of study in Mechanical Engineering begins after completion of the common freshman year in the College of Engineering at Villanova. It continues with foundation courses in Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Design. We are committed to small-sized classes taught by professors and focused on the student — a hallmark of a Villanova education. Our curriculum provides maximum flexibility to the students, which we believe is necessary to position our graduates well in an increasingly interdisciplinary workplace. At the same time, we at Villanova believe in the education—not training—of a "whole-brained engineer"— an engineer with a holistic approach completely aware of the social, ethical, and global aspects of an engineering career. Such an approach does not replace a strong fundamental scientific education and lifelong learning skills which we continue to emphasize. This we believe is a unique approach stemming from Villanova’s liberal arts foundation, perhaps something that explains the overwhelming success of the Villanova engineer.
Throughout the curriculum the technical courses are balanced by a careful selection of humanities and religious studies courses to ensure that the effects of technology on society are given due consideration in design.