In the classroom
From day one, you’ll learn to think like an engineer in small classes led by faculty members for whom teaching is the top priority. You’ll benefit from the expertise of those who bring engineering to life through hands-on instruction that bridges theory and practice.
Entrepreneurially minded learning experiences inside and outside the classroom will help you realize your creative and innovative potential. You’ll collaborate—not compete—with your classmates to help each other succeed.
In the laboratory
Work alongside faculty on their latest research. Collaborate with industry professionals on real-world challenges in the Multidisciplinary Design Lab. Pursue innovative solutions to unmet societal and technological needs through INNOVATE: The L3Harris Summer Program. Through these experiences, you’ll develop leadership and team-building skills and learn best practices for laboratory research and technical communication.
In the global community
With service learning (humanitarian engineering) built into the curriculum, there are countless opportunities for Villanova engineers to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to some of the world’s most complex challenges in places like Panama, Ghana, Madagascar, and Cambodia. Grounded in our Augustinian values, Villanovans don’t just learn what to do as engineers—they learn how to do it in a way that benefits humanity and builds a sustainable future.
In the workplace
Villanova engineers distinguish themselves in the workplace thanks to Career Compass, the College’s one-of-a-kind professional development program that develops broad-based innovation, leadership, and management skills. In collaboration with the University’s Career Center, undergraduates develop their résumés, build networking skills, prepare for interviews, and secure internships. During their sophomore year, students are paired with alumni mentors to help provide direction and feedback for paving their career paths.
With passion, curiosity, engagement, and vision, Villanova engineers become society’s future innovators and technical leaders, committed to serving the greater good and solving complex global challenges by following habits of the heart and mind. We invite you to become part of Nova Nation!