COLLEGE OF

ENGINEERING

HOW WILL YOU IGNITE CHANGE?

Villanova Engineering undergraduates work with faculty on ground-breaking research.

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

DEPARTMENTS

Four academic departments are home to undergraduate and graduate programs and 70+ full-time faculty.

RESEARCH

Faculty and students engage in research in 6 centers of excellence and several specialty areas.

BACHELOR'S

Pursue your BS or 5-year BS/MS in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

MASTER'S

Advance your career with one of 9 part-time or full-time grad programs—available on campus or online.

DOCTORAL

Our distinctive PhD program educates highly qualified scholars for academia, industry and government.

CERTIFICATE

Earn your graduate certificate in one of 15+ programs; most can be completed entirely online.

THE VILLANOVA ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

Villanova Experiental Learning

ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Villanova Engineering undergraduates are prepared professionally through the Career Compass program.

CAREER READINESS

Villanova Engineers apply their skills in communities around the world.

SERVICE LEARNING

Employment and continuing education outcomes are impressive for Villanova Engineering graduates.

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Students can pursue independent research or research with faculty.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Graduate students can earn their degrees full-time, part-time or online.

GRADUATE OPTIONS

Engineering majors study abroad, serve internationally and conduct research globally.

STUDY ABROAD

 

 

ENGINEERING AT A GLANCE

95.6%

SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE

  

92.3%

GRADUATE WITH INTERNSHIP, RESEARCH OR MILITARY EXPERIENCE

  

464

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  

88%

OF MASTER'S STUDENTS GRADUATE WITHIN 3 YEARS

  

33%

FEMALE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATES

  

94%

FRESHMAN-TO-SOPHOMORE RETENTION RATE

  

CHANGEMAKERS

Villanova Engineers Respond

PERSPECTIVES ON A PANDEMIC

In March 2020—when everything changed—College of Engineering faculty and alumni began sharing their perspectives and their expertise on COVID-19. They have presented computational models in the search for an inhibitor; partnered with Philadelphia area hospitals to develop emergency ventilators; wrote about the potential for blockchain to help medical facilities stem the spread of the disease and shared their expectations for the global economy in light of the crisis.

We are gathering these stories here.

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ENGINEERING NEWS

Dr. Michele Marcolongo

Villanova University Appoints Michele Marcolongo, PhD, as the Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering

Villanova University appointed Michele Marcolongo, PhD, as the Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 31. Dr. Marcolongo’s engineering career spans more than three decades and encompasses roles as an academician, researcher, administrator, inventor and entrepreneur.

APRIL 3, 2020

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Engineering Students Among Winners of 2020 Pitch Day Competition

Engineering Students Among Winners of 2020 Pitch Day Competition

The University’s annual Pitch Day features the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition, as well as a mobile app challenge and the presentation of the Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence prize. This year, nine engineering students were represented among the winning teams, including Yeray Lopez ’20 CpE who won the Meyer ICE $5,000 grand prize.

MAY 20, 2020

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Dr. Wenqing Xu Recognized with University Scholarly Achievement Award

Dr. Wenqing Xu Recognized with University Scholarly Achievement Award

Dr. Wenqing “Vicky” Xu, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been recognized with Villanova’s 2020 University Scholarly Achievement Award. An expert in environmental interfacial chemistry, Dr. Xu has established herself as an exceptional researcher, winning more than $2 million in grants over the course of one year for her work in contaminant destruction, wastewater treatment, and nutrient removal and recovery.

MAY 21, 2020

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Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi Co-Authors Award-Winning IEEE Communication Society Paper

Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi Co-Authors Award-Winning IEEE Communication Society Paper

A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi has been awarded the IEEE Communication Society's 2020 Fred W. Ellersick Prize.  “Non-orthogonal multiple access in multi-cell networks: Theory, performance, and practical challenges” appeared in IEEE Communications Magazine.

MAY 27, 2020

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Hasshi Sudler, an adjunct professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Villanova professor says blockchain technology may be useful in contact tracing | KYW News Radio, 5/20/20

Hasshi Sudler, an adjunct professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, believes blockchain technology would be a useful tool in contact tracing—a process of identifying people who might have come into contact with a person infected with Covid 19, telling them they might have been exposed, and suggesting a course of action ranging from testing to self-quarantining.

MAY 21, 2020

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