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?

2017 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:

  • Design Engineer, Quantum Rehab, Duryea, PA
  • Engineering Leadership Development Program, Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ
  • Engineer in the Plumbing Fire Protection Department, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, New York
  • Manufacturing Engineer I, SencorpWhite, Cape Cod, MA
  • Mechanical Engineer I, SencorpWhite, Cape Cod, MA
  • Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Project Engineer, L. F. Driscoll, Philadelphia, PA
  • Student Naval Aviator, U.S. Navy, Pensacola, FL
  • Submarine Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy
  • Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy
  • Systems Engineer, Harris Corporation, Clifton NJ
  • Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ


Accreditation: The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Department Mission Statement:

We are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience in the discipline of mechanical engineering, graduating well-rounded leaders and life-long learners, who aspire to achieving professional excellence. We are equally committed to the discovery, dissemination, advancement and application of cutting-edge research. Inspired by the Augustinian tradition, we value an inclusive and diverse community in which we prepare our students to demonstrate the highest ethical conduct and contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Amy Fleischer, PhD

Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor
Phone: 610-519-4996