HOW WILL YOU IGNITE CHANGE?
Villanova engineers are rigorously educated, socially grounded, conscientious thinkers and doers who are professionally prepared to make meaningful change in the world.
Our collaboratively competitive community of undergraduate through doctoral students benefits from faculty members who are experts in their fields and recognized for excellence in teaching, applied learning techniques and scholarly research. They prepare and educate engineers to be society’s future innovators and technical leaders, and help students develop the broad-based leadership skills they need to grow professionally and collaborate effectively across disciplines.
Built on a foundation of academic excellence, community, ethical leadership and service, Villanova University College of Engineering offers an engineering education that ignites both hearts and minds, creating wisdom to shape the world.
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
THE VILLANOVA ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
ENGINEERING AT A GLANCE
SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE
GRADUATE WITH INTERNSHIP, RESEARCH OR MILITARY EXPERIENCE
OF MASTER'S STUDENTS GRADUATE WITHIN 3 YEARS
FEMALE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATES
FRESHMAN-TO-SOPHOMORE RETENTION RATE
MEET OUR FACULTY
The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee has awarded $60,000 to Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) and Villanova University for “Expansion of a Community Intranet to share Sustainable Education Resources on the Galapagos Islands.” Funding was also received to expand solar electric systems to 15 additional homes in Cerrito de Los Morreños.
Villanova’s Formula SAE team, NovaRacing, has become an engaged member of Mechanical Engineering’s Makerspace community. Students are finding it to be an ideal setting in which to accomplish much of the early stages of the process, from 3D printing to laser cutting.
Villanova University hosted an ‘idea hackathon’ Nov. 15-17, bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs.
The Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program, a national leader in promoting women in STEM, has awarded Villanova University $236,635 in support of 18 undergraduate research awards for women in the College of Engineering. The program aims for greater gender parity at the PhD level by supporting female engineers throughout their educational journeys and into research-oriented professions, both inside and outside academia.
SODIS (Solar Disinfection) is the act of disinfecting water solely through UV radiation—literally leaving a water bottle in the sun for several hours. Because of its simplicity, however, user confidence in SODIS has been low and that has led to consumption of contaminated water. Four Villanova Engineering graduate students are working to address the issue with their product “SoCo for SODIS” (Solar Confidence for SODIS), which offers a means of testing water quality to ensure it’s been exposed to sufficient light.