School of Engineering
Join one of the top schools for engineering and become a next-generation innovator and leader.
Leading Innovation as a Top Engineering School in PA
Widener's School of Engineering is nationally recognized for its distinguished legacy that spans more than 150 years. We offer bachelor's of engineering (BSE) and master's of engineering (MSE) programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and robotics engineering.
Our respected faculty are leaders in engineering fields and deeply connected to their industries. They'll ensure you'll graduate with a solid foundation that sets you apart from your peers by infusing their teachings with the latest trends, technologies, and research.
Undergraduate engineering students have unique professional opportunities that will prepare them for successful careers, including earning an accelerated 4+1 master's in engineering, participating in a one-year, paid engineering co-op; performing cutting-edge, industry-shaping research; and completing a year-long senior project.
Widener's undergraduate biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The robotics engineering program will seek accreditation at the earliest opportunity under the policies of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For program goals and objectives, please view the specific undergraduate engineering program page.
Explore Engineering Degree Programs
For high school and transfer students, explore engineering majors that will put you on the inside track to a successful career.
Advance your career with an engineering master's degree. Choose from a part-time schedule for working professionals or full-time with eligibility for a graduate assistantship.
Prepare for rapid career growth by completing a bachelor's and a master's degree in 5 years—saving you time and money.
Widener takes hands-on learning and leadership development very seriously. Just ask senior civil engineering student Willie Mathis III, who spent a day as the university president.
A senior research project led by members of Widener's first robotics engineering class partnered with the U.S. Navy to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle.
As Widener prepares to celebrate student-led scholarship during the annual Student Projects Day, read how a group of civil engineering students is working to address a major metropolitan concern while gaining industry insights and hands-on experiences.
What Sets Widener Apart as an Innovate Engineering School?
Our Engineering Programs Offer Hands-On Experience From Day One
Whether an undergraduate engineering major or graduate MSE student, you'll be involved in engineering projects and hands-on experiences that align with your personal interests.
Small, interactive classes and labs enable you to interact with professors who are invested in your success.
Our Students Are Involved in Life-Changing Research
You'll work alongside nationally and internationally renowned faculty whose research has the potential to change and save lives. You'll enhance your technical skills and learn by doing in state-of-the-art laboratories.
You'll also have ample opportunities to present your research at international conferences broadening your global perspective.
Points of Pride
17:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.
1 Year Paid Co-op
Gain up to 1 full year of compensated work experience and still graduate within 4 years.
Region's 1st Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Major
Widener offers Pennsylvania’s first undergraduate robotics major, and one of very few nationwide.
offered to eligible students to complete their bachelor's and master's in 5 years.
School of Engineering Advisory Board
Industry leaders provide assistance and direction to support the school in its future growth and development.
Your Inside Track to Success
Our vast number of industry connections and close proximity to Philadelphia creates easy access to internships, co-ops, field placements, and research projects - providing you with the real-world experience you need, but also a large network of potential employers upon graduation.
Recent Employers & Industry Connections
- The Boeing Company
- Exelon Generation
- Monroe Energy
- ONExia Robotics
- US Navy
- Independence Prosthetics
Upcoming School of Engineering Events
More School of Engineering Highlights
One Year Paid Engineering Co-op Program
At Widener, you'll be getting ready for your career by doing it. In our signature co-op program, students gain up to one full year of compensated work experience and still graduate within four years. Widener tuition is not paid during co-op periods.
Customizable Undergraduate Engineering BSE Programs
As an undergraduate engineering major, you have the ability to enhance your academic experience and further your understanding of engineering by pursuing a dual degree in a second specialization, pairing your major with a minor, and even completing an accelerated bachelor's and master's 4+1 program in only five years.
Engineering Honors Program
The engineering honors program is an exciting opportunity for academically talented students to enrich their engineering education with advanced honors courses, an honors seminar, collaboration with faculty on research, civic engagement, and professional and leadership development opportunities. Students can complete their program of study in four years graduating with a certificate of honors in engineering.
Widener's engineering programs boast one of the most technologically advanced learning centers in the country. Highlights include high-end computer workstations, project rooms, and teaching labs. These facilities introduce and give students access to the same technology and equipment used by professionals in the field.
Beyond the Classroom
Your education will stretch well beyond the classroom. Through on- and off-campus events and workshops, involvement in clubs and professional organizations, and interactions with highly successful alumni, you'll amass an expansive professional network, opening doors to opportunities that will benefit you throughout your lifetime.