COLLEGE OF

ENGINEERING

WHAT CHANGE WILL YOU IGNITE?

Built on a foundation of academic excellence, community, ethical leadership and service, Villanova University College of Engineering offers an engineering education that ignites both hearts and minds, creating wisdom to shape the world.

Our collaboratively competitive community of undergraduate through doctoral students benefit from faculty members who are industry experts recognized for excellence in teaching, applied learning techniques and scholarly research. They prepare and educate engineers to be society’s future innovators and technical leaders, and help students develop the broad-based leadership skills that give them the footing they need to grow professionally and collaborate effectively across disciplines.

Villanova engineers are rigorously educated, socially grounded, conscientious thinkers and doers who are professionally prepared to make meaningful change in the world.

Dr. Dorothy Skaf with undergraduate chemical engineering student

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

DEPARTMENTS

Four academic departments are home to undergraduate and graduate programs and 70+ full-time faculty.

RESEARCH

Faculty and students engage in research in 7 centers of excellence and several specialty areas.

BACHELOR'S

Pursue your BS or 5-year BS/MS in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

MASTER'S

Advance your career with one of 9 part-time or full-time grad programs—available on campus or online.

DOCTORAL

Our distinctive PhD program educates highly qualified scholars for academia, industry and government.

CERTIFICATE

Earn your graduate certificate in one of 15+ programs; most can be completed entirely online.

THE VILLANOVA ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

 

 

ENGINEERING AT A GLANCE

92.1%

SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE

  

90%

WHO WANT AN INTERNSHIP HAVE AT LEAST ONE

  

483

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  

88%

OF MASTER'S STUDENTS GRADUATE WITHIN 3 YEARS

  

35%

FEMALE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATES

  

93.3%

FRESHMAN-TO-SOPHOMORE RETENTION RATE

  

CHANGEMAKERS

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ENGINEERING NEWS

Dr. Robert Traver

Climate change is straining Philly’s 19th century sewage system | The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 10, 2021

Dr. Robert Traver, director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems and the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, spoke to The Philadelphia Inquirer about the remnants of Hurricane Ida serving as a “wake up call.” He said Philadelphia is taking a solid step in identifying the impacts on flood-prone areas in order to assess needs.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

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Shifting the Flood Paradigm | TED.com

Shifting the Flood Paradigm | TED.com

Dr. Virginia’s Smith TEDxVillanovaU talk is being showcased on TED.com. It is the first Villanova talk to be promoted on this international stage. Her captivating talk presents why water resource planning is fundamental for a more sustainable world, how her cutting edge research is addressing growing global flood crises, and what you can do to help shift the flood paradigm.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

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College of Engineering Expands Leadership Team

College of Engineering Expands Leadership Team

As Villanova’s College of Engineering continues to evolve and grow, Drosdick Endowed Dean Michele Marcolongo, PhD, saw a need to expand leadership in several key areas. In addition to establishing the new positions of associate dean for faculty affairs and director of strategic initiatives, she created two separate associate dean roles in graduate studies and research and innovation. The new deans were selected from current faculty who will continue to serve in their respective departments, maintaining a teaching and research presence.

AUGUST 5, 2021

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How will blockchain act in space? Villanova is blasting it into orbit to find out | Technical.ly Philly, Sept. 2, 2021

How will blockchain act in space? Villanova is blasting it into orbit to find out | Technical.ly Philly, Sept. 2, 2021

Technically Philly interviewed Villanova Engineering adjunct Hasshi Sudler about his efforts to test how blockchain technology will behave in the new space technology. Unfortunately, the Firefly Alpha rocket carrying his experiment exploded shortly after launch a few days later.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

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The Silvanus Project: Wildfire Detection & Prevention

The Silvanus Project: Wildfire Detection & Prevention

The increasing number of wildfires devasting America’s western states inspired a team of Villanova University students to tackle the issue this past summer as part of the L3Harris INNOVATE Summer Program. The team designed, built and tested Silvanus—a weather-proof, solar powered wildfire prevention and detection system. The system measures the volumetric water content of soil to generate a risk-assessment measure of how likely a wildfire is to occur.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

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