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

IEEE Provides Additional Support for Villanova/ESPOL Projects in Ecuador

IEEE Provides Additional Support for Villanova/ESPOL Projects in Ecuador

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.

NOVEMBER 21, 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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Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

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.

NOVEMBER 22, 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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Villanova Engineer Investigating Potential Blood Substitute To Help Save Soldiers and Others Who’ve Been Badly Wounded

Villanova Engineer Investigating Potential Blood Substitute To Help Save Soldiers and Others Who’ve Been Badly Wounded

Dr. Jacob Elmer, associate professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is investigating a protein-based blood alternative that won’t require refrigeration and will match any blood type, making it ideal for emergency situations.

DECEMBER 12, 2019

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