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TAILORED TO YOUR COMPANY’S UNIQUE NEEDS.
ILLANOVA UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING designed its graduate and continuing education programs to meet the unique
needs of both full-time students and working professionals. Because of our extensive experience managing all aspects of graduate education programming—from content creation through delivery—Villanova Engineering is uniquely positioned to address the educational and training demands of your employees and executives. Whether you seek graduate programming from our expansive roster of master’s, PhD and certificate options, or you’re interested in a customized program geared specifically toward your employees, Villanova Engineering is the ideal partner to help you achieve your educational goals. Select from two options: • Existing Graduate Programs • Customized Programming
Graduate Studies Highlights Live, real-time classes— in person and online
All classes held in the evenings
Same content—same degree—across all formats
Recorded lectures and e-learning materials available to all students
All courses taught by Villanova’s world-class faculty
Content can be customized to suit a company’s training needs
OPTION 1: Existing Graduate Programs
DESIGNED FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS. Villanova Engineering offers a PhD in
and other e-learning materials as a resource
Engineering as well as nine distinct Master of
for homework assignments, exams and your
Science degrees, spanning the core engineering
company’s projects. And because graduate
disciplines—Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical
courses are held in the evenings, it is relatively
and Mechanical—and specialized disciplines—
easy for industry professionals to earn their
Biochemical, Cybersecurity, Environmental,
degrees on a part-time basis.
Sustainable and Water Resources. Additionally, students can choose from among our graduate certificates to deepen their expertise in 15 technical concentrations.
Same content, different formats At Villanova Engineering, our online and on-campus students learn the same content from the same world-class faculty in the same course. Our Distance Learning team manages
Our PhD, master’s and certificate programs were
our online offerings and continues to invest in
designed with working professionals in mind.
cutting-edge technology to ensure that in-class
Villanova Engineering students can choose to
and online learners receive the same high-quality
attend classes in person, remotely or in a hybrid
engineering education. Whether full or part-
format, alternating between on campus and
time, on campus or online, every student holds
online. Regardless of the modality they choose,
equal status as a graduate student at Villanova
all students have access to recorded lectures
VILLANOVA ENGINEERING’S CURRENT OFFERINGS. PhD Master’s (30 credit hours) Biochemical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Cybersecurity Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Sustainable Engineering Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Thesis and non-thesis options available.
of Villanova Engineering part-time master’s students graduate within three years.
“ The range of courses offered and the focus on real-world application provided the knowledge I needed to take the next step in my career.” — JOHN RIPPLE, Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, on completing the part-time master’s program in Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Certificates (12-15 credit hours) Biochemical Engineering Computer Architecture Cybersecurity Dam Engineering Electro-Mechanical Systems Electric Power Systems High-Frequency Systems Machinery Dynamics Mechanics and Materials Modeling and Simulation Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Sustainable Engineering Thermofluid Systems Urban Water Resources Design Wireless and Digital Communications
OPTION 2: Customized Programming
A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO ENGINEERING EDUCATION. Our world-class faculty will collaborate directly with your team to design and deliver content in new technical areas not currently addressed in our curriculum.
Program structure We understand that to be successful, continuing education must be both high-quality and timely. For most topics, it is possible for a working professional to complete a graduate certificate program within a year’s time. The 10-credit
The College’s certificate programs are highly
sequence would span the fall, spring and summer
customizable in terms of content (what’s
semesters, with the student taking one course
covered), duration (length of program) and
per semester (3.0 credit hours) and a connected
delivery method (in-person at your location,
capstone project (1.0 credit hour) in the summer.
online, hybrid). Based upon enrollment and/or duration of the program, we will make every effort to deliver the content in a modality that best meets your employees’ needs. Our faculty will design the curriculum to meet your company’s learning goals and ensure that the content is both technically rigorous and resonates with your employees. We strongly value the application of new knowledge to real-world scenarios. Therefore, we recommend that every certificate program include a capstone project application, wherein the employee demonstrates mastery of the certificate’s content via a hands-on, company-defined project.
Executive education Villanova Engineering is open to developing certificate programs and individual course offerings that do not align with the creditbearing model. For example, we can design and deliver a certificate plan that would take three months or three weeks to complete. We can also create programs that combine technical and nontechnical topics (leadership, management, ethics) for employees at all levels of your organization.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATES CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR NEEDS.
Villanova Engineering is prepared to launch an array of industry-focused graduate certificates that are tailored to your company’s technical development needs, including but not limited to the following: Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Structures Autonomous Systems and Robotics Autonomous Vehicles Cell Therapy Chemical Fates Composites Data Center Thermal Management Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Engineering Entrepreneurship Engineering Management Ergonomics Financial Engineering Humanitarian Engineering
Machine Learning and Data Science Mechatronics Sustainable Systems Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering
Contact Assistant Director Jeff Ainsley at email@example.com to learn how Villanova Engineering can design and deliver a customized education program for your employees.
“ The program elevated our cohort of cross-functional leaders’ knowledge around sustainability so they could apply these learnings back to their daily work.” — SHEILA REMES, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability at Boeing Co., on her team’s customized Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability
LEARN MORE ABOUT VILLANOVA ENGINEERING.
A Message from the Dean Villanova Engineering is proud to offer top-tier graduate programming designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Our live, real-time classes, flexible modalities and breadth of engineering expertise support both employees and employers in their pursuit of continuing education. We hope you’ll consider partnering with us to achieve your educational goals.
Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE Drosdick Endowed Dean Villanova University College of Engineering
Meet the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies GARRETT M. CLAYTON, PhD Professor, Mechanical Engineering Director, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
An expert in mechatronics, Dr. Clayton is director of Villanova’s Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, which collaborates closely with sponsors in the areas of modeling, optimization and diagnostics. He is also the founder of a robotics company, Cushybots Industrial. As a frequent collaborator with industry and NGO partners, Dr. Clayton understands the educational and training needs of companies and their workforce.
CONTACT US To discuss how Villanova Engineering can create the ideal graduate studies program for your company, contact Jeff Ainsley, assistant director of Graduate Program Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.