Offered jointly with the Villanova School of Business through the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Real Estate Development minor is specially designed for Civil Engineering students to learn more about commercial real estate development from a business perspective. Civil Engineering students take classes and interact with VSB students who are themselves pursuing a Real Estate minor (or co-major) within VSB.


The Real Estate Development minor requires the successful completion of 6 classes (18 credits):


1. Four courses from VSB

  RES 2150 is a prerequisite for RES 3150


2. Two courses from Civil Engineering  (both are required courses in the Civil Engineering major)

  (formerly CEE 2604 – Civil Engineering Fundamentals)

   or CEE 3705 - Engineering Economics


Two minor courses (RES 2150, RES 3150, RES 4150, BL 2150) may be counted as Free Electives within the CE major curriculum.

Experiential Learning Opportunities in Real Estate Development

The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate

The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate offers Villanova students many experiential opportunities including visits to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC to tour real estate companies and current projects. Visits often include meeting top executives. Other opportunities include multiple real estate development case competitions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Eric Musselman.


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