Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program

Undergraduate Program Overview

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.

All Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students at Villanova 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

Where Are They Now?

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

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Sridhar Santhanam, Ph.D.

Chair
Dr. Sridhar Santhanam, Professor
Phone: 610-519-4996