Villanova Engineering at the Navy Yard

Villanova Engineering at the Navy Yard

Philadelphia Navy Yard Classroom

To make earning a graduate degree from Villanova University convenient to those working full-time, Villanova’s College of Engineering offers several evening courses each semester at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Easy access from I-95 with close connections to I-76 and I-476, the Navy Yard location is just minutes from Center City and both the Walt Whitman and Ben Franklin bridges. The Navy Yard offers a free shuttle for all Navy Yard employees, as well as Villanova students taking courses at the Navy Yard location.

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The College’s 1,400-square-foot facility houses a 40-seat classroom and 10-seat collaboration area—both of which employ the latest in web broadcasting and video teleconferencing capabilities.


Spring 2015 

  • ECE 8485 – Control Systems Security

Thursdays from 4:40 pm to 07:10 pm
James J. Solderitsch

Security risks of critical infrastructure systems such as electrical, pipelines, water, and transportation. Design and setup of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems. Security challenges and defense-in-depth methodology. Hands on lab experiments. 

  • EGR 7850 – Electrochemical Power Sources

Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Norma K. Bullock

Principles of the design & application of electrochemical power sources, including batteries, super capacitors, fuel cells, and hydrogen electrolysis. Applications include automotive, industrial, medical, telecommunications, and utilities.

Prereq: CHM 1151 or equivalent.

  • ME 7800 – Systems Engineering

Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Stephen A. Mastro

Determining technical requirements for engineering systems; planning technical product design and requirements; analyzing functionality, interoperability, and sustainability; integrating disparate engineering components; testing and evaluation of engineering systems to evaluate conformance with requirements; and organizational structure for execution of complex engineering programs.

  • ME 9010-DN2 – Autonomous Control

Mondays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Frank Ferrese

Application of graph theoretical methods to connected system stability, market based control and mechanism design, auction theory with applications to control, evolutionary computing methods including genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, and simulated annealing, agent based control methodologies and architectures.

Classes offered in past semesters include Power System Modeling, Introduction to Power Electronics, Cryptography and Network Security, Computer Networks and more.

Future course offerings at the Navy Yard are flexible and will adjust based on the needs of interested graduate students. To inquire about the Navy Yard, email grad.enginquiry@villanova.edu and be sure to include your graduate program of interest.


Corporate Training/Classroom Space

Villanova has availability on weekdays and weekends to rent out the Navy Yard classroom for corporate trainings and workshops, including live internet streaming and digital archiving of your presentations. To inquire about booking the Navy Yard classroom, call John Dell’Osa  at 484-431-7721.