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

  

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ENGINEERING NEWS

Fall Semester for Engineering Freshmen Culminates in Interdisciplinary Project Presentations

Fall Semester for Engineering Freshmen Culminates in Interdisciplinary Project Presentations

Teams presented projects that exposed them to the range of engineering disciplines, from the use of biomimicry to address water shortages to developing a colorimeter to measure the kinetics of an enzymatic reaction. 

DECEMBER 18, 2019

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John Hennessy ’73 Shares Wisdom from His 50-Year Journey from Villanova to Stanford to Silicon Valley

John Hennessy ’73 Shares Wisdom from His 50-Year Journey from Villanova to Stanford to Silicon Valley

In November, College of Engineering alumnus Dr. John Hennessy ’73 EE returned to campus to share lessons in leadership. He is the cofounder of the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world, the Knight Hennessy Scholars program; served as the 10th president of Stanford University; and is the current chairman of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company.

DECEMBER 5, 2019

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College Announces 2020 Ward Lecturer: Dr. Douglas Munch ’69 ChE

College Announces 2020 Ward Lecturer: Dr. Douglas Munch ’69 ChE

On February 21, 2020, Dr. Douglas Munch will present the College’s annual Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering. “When I Grow Up: A Life’s Narrative” will share lessons learned from his storied career, which includes the Apollo program, the Navy’s F-14 fighter aircraft and a PhD in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.

DECEMBER 18, 2019

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CBL Grant Supports 18 Undergraduate Engineering Research Awards for Women in Engineering

CBL Grant Supports 18 Undergraduate Engineering Research Awards for Women in Engineering

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.

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

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This Villanova Researcher Is Using Earthworms to Substitute Human Blood | Philadelphia Magazine, 12/18/19

This Villanova Researcher Is Using Earthworms to Substitute Human Blood | Philadelphia Magazine, 12/18/19

Associate professor Jacob Elmer says the critters may hold the secret to a viable and sustainable replacement for human blood donations.

DECEMBER 18, 2019

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