Villanova’s College of Engineering offers a PhD program leading to a Doctorate of Philosophy. In 2015, the College added a PhD with a concentration in Sustainable Engineering, providing students with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with professors from other disciplines who fully understand the impacts of decisions across all dimensions of engineering.
Embracing a “whole systems thinking” approach, the program challenges and exposes students to complex problems and presents multiple technological solutions using the STEEP model – Social, Technical, Economic, Environmental and Political.
This practical approach is applied to current and future real-life scenarios in which students work together to solve problems faced by companies and organizations worldwide. In addition to traditional research, students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with industrial or organizational sponsors, providing sustainable solutions and watching their ideas come to life.
Students interested in pursuing this advanced degree can contact Dr. Ross Lee, Sustainable Engineering PhD coordinator at email@example.com.
Renewable and Alternative Energy
Water Resource Sustainability
Degree Requirements: PhD= 48 credits (6 classes plus a 30-credit dissertation)