Villanova's Mechanical Engineering
Department offers a graduate program of study leading to the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Our program is modern, relevant, and well-rounded; it meets the needs of the full-time student as well as the working professional, with foundations in basic theory coupled with contemporary engineering topics.
Requirements for Acceptance into the Program
- The ability to undertake graduate studies must be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate record and letters of recommendation.
- Applicants should ideally hold an accredited bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or its equivalent and the undergraduate course of study should have included, in addition to the usual two years of basic science and mathematics, at least one year of course work from the remaining two years in the area of solid mechanics, thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, materials science and/or design.
- Applicants not possessing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering may be required to take additional undergraduate courses prior to admission.
Requirements for the MS in Mechanical Engineering Degree
- A minimum of 30 semester credit hours (total of 10 courses)
- All degree candidates are required to take M.E. 7000.
- Students must maintain at least a "B" average.
- A maximum of six credits may be taken outside the department with the approval of the graduate committee chair.
- A maximum of six credits may be transferred from other institutions with the approval of the graduate committee chair. A grade of "B" or better is necessary for transfer of these credits.
The department has a tentative three-year schedule for its graduate courses. Please be advised that the schedule may change depending on the availability of the faculty, student interest, and other constraints.