Undergraduate Programs

More than a dozen undergraduate engineering majors at University Park—along with additional options at other Penn State campuses—provide students with rich educational possibilities to lay the groundwork for lifetime career success.

Explore the Penn State College of Engineering undergraduate experience, which begins with a cornerstone in engineering design and culminates with a capstone project in your final year. Discover how to tailor your time at Penn State to fit your engineering interests and build the foundation to impact tomorrow.

Undergraduate Opportunities

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Graduate Programs

With a comprehensive graduate program portfolio, we prepare students for impactful careers as practicing engineers, managers, researchers, and educators.

The college offers professionally focused and research-based degrees—along with graduate minors and certificates—across more than 20 discipline areas. Conduct groundbreaking research, enhance your expertise, and engage with industry professionals as you work to engineer what’s next.

Graduate Opportunities

The Penn State College of Engineering is created and sustained by individuals from all backgrounds around the world, each bringing their own unique perspectives, experiences, and passions; all united within one engineering community seeking to inspire change and impact tomorrow.

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I’m Christine Palmer and I engineer STORYTELLING.

Penn State has expanded my perspective of what it means to be a great engineer, a great storyteller. I want people to know that technology is accessible to them and you can use it creatively to empower yourself."

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science

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Building Toward the Future

We are expanding our campus footprint with the construction of two new teaching and research buildings, creating a new hub of engineering activity at Penn State.

In the Penn State College of Engineering, our four cornerstones of excellence, equity, sustainability, and social mobility anchor the college’s culture and decision-making processes and support the strategic capstone of impact.

Equity and Inclusion

Our Equity Action Plan serves as a map for all members of the Penn State College of Engineering community; an inclusive process for engaging stakeholders that we hope can become a model for many engineering programs across the nation. 

“Equitable engineers possess superb technical skills, the global competencies to apply them constructively and collaboratively, and the social understanding that equity is the continuous practice of creating a sense of belonging through access and engagement."

Harold and Inge Marcus Dean