We educate students to be the next generation of innovators and leaders in the fields of engineering.

Leading. Edge.

Widener Engineering is nationally recognized for its distinguished legacy in training generations of engineers for more than 150 years. Our programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and robotics engineering provide our graduates with a solid foundation, which prepares them for successful careers and graduate studies.

Our respected faculty are leaders in their fields and deeply connected to their industries, infusing their teaching with the latest trends, technologies, and research. You'll have the opportunity to accelerate your learning with professional experiences – a one-year, paid co-op; participation in cutting-edge, industry-shaping research; a year-long senior project – where you'll emerge with leadership and technical skills that set you apart from your peers. 

Whatever your career destination in the engineering field, you'll arrive prepared!

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.  

Fred A. Akl
Dean of School of Engineering

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Undergraduate Majors

For high school and transfer students, explore majors that will put you on the inside track to a successful engineering career. 

Engineering Graduate Student

Graduate Programs

Advance your career with a master's degree - opting for either part-time for working professionals or full-time with eligibility for a graduate assistantship.

Hands-On Experience That Prepares You

From day one, you'll be involved in engineering projects and hands-on experiences that align with your personal interests. Small, interactive classes enable you to interact with professors who are invested in your success. When you graduate, you'll be continuing the work you've been doing all along.

Robotics Engineering Research

Involvement in Life-Changing Research

As early as freshman year, you'll work alongside faculty who are nationally and internationally renowned for research that has the potential to change and save lives. You'll work in state-of-the-art laboratories that enable you to learn by doing, with 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.

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Region's 1st Undergraduate Robotics Engineering Major

Widener offers Pennsylvania’s first undergraduate robotics major, and one of very few nationwide.

70% Funding

offered to eligible students to complete their bachelor's and master's in 5 years.

School of Engineering Advisory Board

Meet the industry leaders who 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
  • Comcast
  • Exelon Generation
  • Merck
  • Monroe Energy
  • ONExia Robotics
  • US Navy
  • Independence Prosthetics
  • Stantec

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One Year Paid 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.

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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.

Robotics Lab

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The School of Engineering boasts 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.

Robotics Competition

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.

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