Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

While all undergraduates in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn the foundational science in each of the areas below, students in their junior year can choose an official concentration that will appear on their transcript:

  • Dynamics and Controls (e.g. autonomous vehicles and manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics)
  • Mechanics and Materials (e.g., structures, machinery, automotive components, manufacturing, bioengineering, deformation and stress analysis)
  • Thermal Fluids Systems (e.g., propulsion, power, climate control)

More information about the Mechanical Engineering program:

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B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Career Outlook: Mechanical Engineers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The National Association of Colleges and Employers lists Mechanical Engineering majors among the top five most in demand by employers (2017). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

2016 Median Pay

$84,190 per year

Job Outlook, 2016-26

9%

Employment Change, 2016-26

23,500

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.

Accreditation:

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

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