ENGINEERING MINORS

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

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

AEROSPACE 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. 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Provides the fundamentals of computer engineering offering electives in networks, security, programming, design, signal processing, electrical engineering & more.

ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Provides a thorough introduction to the “entrepreneurial mindset,” teaching students of all majors to take their ideas from paper to prototype.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

For Civil Engineering students, this minor teaches commercial real estate development in partnership with the Villanova School of Business.

BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Prepares graduates to design and optimize biopharmaceutical processes for the manufacture of antibiotics, vaccines, antibodies and cell therapy products. 

CYBERSECURITY

CYBERSECURITY

Offered jointly with the Computer Science Department, the Cybersecurity minor equips students with the technical skills to address evolving cybersecurity threats.

ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMER INSTITUTE

ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SUMMER INSTITUTE

Allows students to earn the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor in just seven-weeks during the summer.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Combines engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design devices, material, and interventions that can improve human health.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Provides a foundation in MATLAB programming and electromagnetics and offers courses in Signal Processing, Electronic Materials and Devices, & more.

MECHATRONICS

MECHATRONICS

Offers an interdisciplinary look at the design, development and control of advanced hybrid systems—robotics, vehicles, drones, electric machines & more.

SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES

SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES

This interdisciplinary minor examines ways to limit actions that adversely affect the environment, and which have social and economic implications as well.