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School of Engineering

Engineers don’t just build the world of tomorrow— they make it a better place to live, work, and play.

At Widener University’s School of Engineering, students are trained to think creatively about developing solutions to the problems we face as a global society. Working closely with expert faculty in small classes, they learn the fundamentals of engineering while also exploring its  many practical applications — from biomedical, energy, and computers to networking, transportation, and environmental engineering.

Rigorous Academics

You’ll definitely get to know your engineering professors at Widener. Our student to faculty ratio in the School of Engineering is 16:1, meaning our students get individualized attention from their teachers in and out of the classroom. Undergraduates here also conduct research with faculty members on their own areas of specialty.

Our engineering curriculum is split evenly between the classroom and the lab, and students spend as much time putting theory into practice as they do in lecture. For an even stronger foundation, students can also double-major in the science — like physics or chemistry — that supports their chosen discipline.

Widener’s undergraduate engineering program culminates with Senior Project, a capstone course spread over two semesters in which graduating seniors work in small groups to develop solutions to real-world engineering problems. In recent years, seniors have designed a pedestrian bridge, an upgrade of an existing wastewater treatment plant, a thermoelectric power generator, and a cooling device to minimize ischemic brain injury during surgery.

International students who want to study engineering may need to join the international first year engineering pathway.

Diverse Classroom & Field Experiences

Engineering is about testing ideas and putting them to work. To help students get a jump start on their careers, we offer the optional Cooperative Education program. Both undergraduate and graduate students are placed in highly-paid, 12-month positions with partners like Air Products, Boeing, Disney, Dupont, Exelon, Naval Surface Warfare Center, PennDOT and SIEMENS. Want to know what’s even better? You can do co-op and still finish your degree on time.

Get On The Fast Track

If you know you want to pursue a graduate degree in engineering -- and these days, who doesn’t? -- our BS/MEng (Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering) Program might be right for you. It’s an accelerated program that makes it possible for engineering students to complete their bachelor of science and Master of Engineering degrees in as little as five years.

Competitive scholarships and free laptop computers are available to qualified incoming freshmen. In addition the School of Engineering is a Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) member so that students are immersed in an Entrepreneurial mind set throughout their undergraduate studies.

The chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone: 410-347-7700. The biomedical engineering program is expected to receive accreditation retroactively at the earliest opportunity allowed by the accreditation board upon graduation of the first cohort of students.

If you want practical experience, a technically advanced learning center and outstanding career opportunities, we are the program for you.