Contact Amanda Kelly with any questions.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from January 15, 2018 – February 26, 2018.
May 30, 2018 – July 10, 2018
Classes are held Monday through Friday, from 9AM - 5PM with an hour break at noon for lunch. There are some exceptions to this schedule, but you should plan to be in E2SI classes from 9AM-5PM every day.
E2SI is open to any current Villanova student in good standing.
E2SI tuition is $9,950 for the 16-credit program. Tuition includes all textbooks and field trips.
Classes take place on Villanova’s campus in the CEER building, primarily CEER 104.
On campus housing is available through Villanova’s Office for Residence Life, though living on campus is not required. Students interested in on-campus housing for the summer must submit an application, which can be found on the housing website – https://housing.villanova.edu, available in mid-March. Students residing on campus during the summer will reside in either St. Mary’s Hall or Stanford Hall. Contact the Office of Residence Life for more details including summer rates for housing. The cost of housing and meals are not included in the tuition rate.
Regular financial aid is not available for E2SI. Questions concerning additional grants and loans should be addressed to the Office of Financial Assistance.
Students enrolled in E2SI are not eligible for tuition remission.
The curriculum in E2SI has been designed to create a unified, immersive experience for cohorts of students, so students cannot take individual classes. The program must be completed in a single summer.
E2SI teaches you the mindset of accountants, marketers, financiers, lawyers, salespeople, etc. so you know how to work with them, what they can do for you and what you can do to help them when it comes to your entrepreneurial endeavors. Business schools typically teach you how to fulfill those functions yourself versus seeing them as part of your team.
Another difference is that E2SI looks at case histories of tech-based companies, while business programs often look at companies that may be of no interest to an engineer (i.e., insurance, retail, etc.). Also, E2SI is focused on student projects related to technology. In business programs your project work may not be related to your area of expertise or interest.
Finally, E2SI frequently brings entrepreneurs to class. Most of these are Villanova Engineering graduates who can speak about how their engineering education played a role in their successes.
“Engineering Entrepreneurship really helped me see that I can use my education and skills to apply myself in ways that differ from the norm.” -- Tatiana DiSanti ’14 CE
“It was definitely my Entrepreneurship Minor in Engineering that helped me to stand out and create a brand for myself while looking for post-grad employment. The skills to think not only analytically but creatively and with a business sensibility are skills that not every Chemical Engineer has.”
Paige Innamorato ‘16 ChE
“The engineering entrepreneurship minor was great. Not only does it teach you about the necessary steps for starting a profitable business, but it gives you real world skills like public speaking and how to interact and network with business professionals.”
Jason Tavoletti ’16 ChE
“The engineering entrepreneurship minor is amazing. What I thought was just going to be a series of lectures on starting a business turned into a series of the most rewarding classes I have taken at Villanova. I had the opportunity to take an idea from a mere dream to completion, culminating in presenting with my team to a group of investors as a part of the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition.”
Nicholas Fonzo ’16 ChE