Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program

Mechanical Engineering professor Jim O’Brien brings a personal touch to the freshman undergraduate experience.

The College of Engineering offers a full-time academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 4 years. A student may also able to obtain a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 5 years.

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of all the engineering disciplines and will prepare you for a wide variety of careers, including those in the aerospace, biomedical, energy and robotics fields.  Spanning topics from nanomaterials to orbital dynamics, the study of mechanical engineering will put you on the leading edge of engineering science and design. Students can chose to specialize in a particular topical area of mechanical engineering, or explore all the department has to offer.

Why Villanova?

At Villanova University, mechanical engineering students enjoy small class sizes, practical, hands-on experiences, and the attention of professors who are fully committed to your success. You will take foundational courses in:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry and/or Biology
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Engineering analysis and design

Given Villanova University’s liberal arts framework and Augustinian Catholic tradition, special emphasis is also placed on:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Professional ethics
  • A foundation in the social sciences and humanities
  • The flexibility to pursue minors and study abroad opportunities
  • Leadership skills developed through team projects, professional societies and clubs, and the College’s many service learning activities
Undergraduate Program Overview
Undergraduate Program Overview

After Earning Your Degree

The National Association of Colleges and Employers lists Mechanical Engineering majors among the top five most in demand by employers (2017). In 2017, 13.3% of Villanova Mechanical Engineering graduates chose to continue their education. Those who entered the job market earned an average starting salary of $62,978.

2018 graduates from Villanova’s Mechanical Engineering program are working in a number of fields in a variety of unique positions. Here is just a sampling:

  • Research Engineer, Materials Research and Design Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer, Space and Intelligence Division, Harris Corporation
  • Development Engineering, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer 1, Raytheon
  • Financial Analyst, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Weapons Department, Lockheed Martin
  • Flight Dynamics & Controls Engineer, The Boeing Company
  • Development Engineer I, Smith and Nephew