School of Engineering
We educate students to be the next generation of innovators and leaders in the fields of engineering.
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.
Explore School of Engineering Degree Programs
For high school and transfer students, explore majors that will put you on the inside track to a successful engineering career.
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.
Prepare for rapid career growth by completing a bachelor's and a master's degree in 5 years - saving you time and money.
Whether applying from a four-year institution or a local community college, transfer students at Widener are finding academic programs that fit their goals and put them on track to earning a degree.
Four years ago, Allison Smith was looking for a university with a strong engineering program and a family atmosphere. She knew a degree was crucial to her dream of working at Conewago Enterprises, the...
Despite uncertainties presented by COVID-19, many seniors, who through the connections and experiential learning gained at Widener, secured job opportunities with time to spare ahead of graduation.
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.
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
We're ranked among the 10 best colleges in the country for engineering.
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.
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
- Exelon Generation
- Monroe Energy
- ONExia Robotics
- US Navy
- Independence Prosthetics
The Engineering & Computer Science Virtual Career Fair is the premier recruiting event for engineering and computer science/computer information systems students. All students interested in careers in these fields are welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.