Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

In 1905, when Villanova University established what was then known as the School of Technology, it enrolled 12 students in programs in Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering. Nearly 90 years later, the Computer Engineering program was introduced into what is now the College of Engineering. Today, the department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and Master’s degrees in both disciplines, as well as an MS in Cybersecurity. All students enjoy small class sizes, practical, hands-on experiences, and the attention of professors who are fully committed to your success.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is associated with two of the College’s six research centers:

Center for Advanced Communications

CAC advances the state-of-the-art in the analysis and development of wireless communications, satellite navigations, acoustic and ultrasound sensing and radar imaging. Visit the CAC site.

Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control

Home to one of the highest concentrations of controls-oriented, interdisciplinary faculty in the region, CENDAC is distinguished by its strong interdisciplinary teams working on real-world applications of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory. Visit the CENDAC site.

Students at all levels are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty in the areas of:

  • Advanced antenna design
  • Computer and Mobile Networks
  • Dc-dc converters
  • Advanced emission control algorithms for engines
  • Digital hardware and FPGA security
  • Electrical communications
  • Microgrids
  • Nanostructured, high efficiency low cost solar cells
  • Photonic fiber sensors
  • Pin diode modeling
  • Through the wall radar imaging


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bijan Mobasseri, PhD

Dr. Bijan Mobasseri, Professor
Phone: 610-519-4958

Fast Facts:


Full-time faculty


CpE undergraduates


EE undergraduates


Master's students (Computer)


Master's Students (Electrical)


Master's Students (Cybersecurity)


PhD students