At Villanova University, Engineering students have more than 60 minors and concentrations to choose from, including 10 within the College of Engineering. Nearly 65% of our students graduate with a minor. Students must submit a request to pursue a minor and should work with their advisor to be certain the required courses will be completed in order to earn it.
You can search the Program Explorer to find minors in the Villanova School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences. The following are offered through the College of Engineering or as interdisciplinary programs:
MINORS OFFERED IN ENGINEERING
Provides a thorough background in aerospace topics to prepare students for careers or advanced study in the aerospace field. Courses include Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design & more.
Provides the fundamentals of computer engineering offering electives in networks, security, programming, design, signal processing, electrical engineering & more.
Provides a thorough introduction to the “entrepreneurial mindset,” teaching students of all majors to take their ideas from paper to prototype.
An interdisciplinary look at the design, development and control of advanced hybrid systems—robotics, vehicles, drones, electric machines & more.
Prepares graduates to design and optimize biopharmaceutical processes for the manufacture of antibiotics, vaccines, antibodies and cell therapy products.
Offered jointly with the Computer Science Department, the Cybersecurity minor equips students with the technical skills to address evolving cybersecurity threats.
Allows students to earn the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor in just seven-weeks during the summer.
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
For Civil Engineering students, this minor teaches commercial real estate development in partnership with the Villanova School of Business.
This interdisciplinary minor examines ways to limit actions that adversely affect the environment, and which have social and economic implications as well.
Combines engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design devices, material, and interventions that can improve human health.
Provides a foundation in MATLAB programming and electromagnetics and offers courses in Signal Processing, Electronic Materials and Devices, & more.
Supports the intellectual development of students with an interest in sustainable humanitarian initiatives with a global perspective while fostering collaboration.
This new minor, open only to engineering undergraduates, prepares students as engineers to confront complex sustainability challenges in the 21st century.