The Pennsylvania State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The Pennsylvania State University
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
101 Hammond Building
City: University Park
State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: United States
Phone 814-865-7537
Fax: 814-865-8767
Website: http://www.engr.psu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Clark Brigger
Executive Director for Undergraduate Admissions
Undergraduate Education
The Pennsylvania State University
202 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-4774
cvb12@psu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Lori Anne Hawn
Director of Graduate Student Services
The Graduate School
The Pennsylvania State University
209 Kern Graduate Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-1795
laf13@psu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: State College
This city's population (approx.): 45,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 84,686
Total Graduate enrollment: 12,839
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,608

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Agricultural Science, Arts and Architecture, Health and Human Development, Earth and Mineral Science, Information Science and Technology

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Required: High school courses: English (4 units) to include one unit each in composition and literature; Math (3 units) in algebra, geometry and trigonometry and to include one-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math; Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences (3 units); World Language (2 units of the same World Language); Science (3 units); SAT or ACT; proof of graduation or GED.

Recommendations

World Language (3 units) and Math (4 units). Recommended for College of Engineering Undergraduate Admission: Science (3 units), to include one unit of Chemistry and one unit Physics.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Amr Elnashai
Dean of Engineering
College of Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-7537
dean@engr.psu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S., B.A.E.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng., M.A.E./M.S. and M.Eng. and online options
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Acoustics Graduate Victor Sparrow Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Both Philip Morris Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Both Paul Heinemann Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Architectural Engineering Both M Kevin Parfitt Architectural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Both Cheng Dong Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both Phillip Savage Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Patrick Fox Civil Engineering
College of Engineering Both Amr Elnashai Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Both Thomas La Porta Electrical/Computer Engineering
Energy and Mineral Engineering Both Turgay Ertekin Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Science and Mechanics Both Judith Todd-Copely Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
General Engineering Undergraduate Sven Bilen Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Both Janis Terpenny Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Both Susan Sinnott Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Karen Thole Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Both Karen Thole Nuclear Engineering
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs Graduate Sven Bilen Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Applied Research Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Paul Sullivan
Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Christopher Rahn
Center for Acoustics and Vibration Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL George Lesieutre
Center for Combustion, Power and Propulsion Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Daniel Haworth
Center for Computational Materials Design Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INDEPT Zi-Kui Liu
Center for Dielectrics and Piezo Electrics Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Clive Randall
Center for Health Organization Transformation Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering OUTUNIV Conrad Tucker
Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Disposition Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Richard Martukanitz
Center for Machine Learning and Applications Computer Science (inside engineering) INUNIV Daniel Kifer
Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization Engr. Science and Engr. Physics INCOLL Osama Awadelkarim
Center for Neural Engineering Engr. Science and Engr. Physics INUNIV Steven Schiff
Center for Research in Design and Innovation Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Matthew Parkinson
Center for Service Enterprise Engineering Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Terry Friesz
Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Kultegin Aydin
Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab Electrical Engineering INCOLL Douglas Werner
Computer Integrated Construction Research Program Architectural Engineering INDEPT John Messner
Electro-Optics Center Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV William Kiser
Electrochemical Engine Center Chemical Engineering INUNIV Chao-Yang Wang
Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Bruce Logan
Facilities Engineering Institute Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT John Hajduk
Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Philip Morris
High Pressure Combustion Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INUNIV Richard Yetter
Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Peter Hudson
Hydrogen Energy Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Bruce Logan
Indoor Environment Center Architectural Engineering INUNIV William Bahnfleth
Institute for CyberScience Computer Science (inside engineering) INUNIV Jenni Evans
Institute of Energy and the Environment Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Thomas Richard
Institute of Networking and Security Research Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Thomas La Porta
International Center for Actuators and Transducers Electrical Engineering INCOLL Kenji Uchino
Larson Transportation Institute Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Eric Donnell
Materials Research Institute Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Clive Randall
Microsystems Design Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Mary Jane Irwin
Mid-Atlantic Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partner Center Architectural Engineering INDEPT James Freihaut
Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence Architectural Engineering INUNIV Robert Leicht
Pennsylvania Housing Research Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Ali Memari
Photonics for Communication, Sensing, and Illumination Center Electrical Engineering INDEPT Timothy Kane
Protective Technology Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Gordon Warn
Radiation Science and Engineering Center Nuclear Engineering INCOLL Kenan Unlu
Social Science Research Institute Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Susan McHale
Sustainability Institute Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Denice Wardrop
Turbine Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics Group Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Karen Thole
Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Edward Smith

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Biological Engineering (B.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.) Architectural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
College of Engineering Pre-Major Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics Engineering Science (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
General Engineering General Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) Nuclear Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Acoustics Acoustics (M.S., M.Eng.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.A.E., M.Eng.) Architectural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science and Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Electrical Engineering
Energy and Mineral Engineering Energy and Mineral Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Science and Mechanics Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Engineering Science and Mechanics Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) Nuclear Engineering
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs Engineering Design (M.S., M.Eng.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Acoustics Acoustics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.) Architectural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Energy and Mineral Engineering Energy and Mineral Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Science and Mechanics Engineering Science and Mechanics (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Material Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.) Nuclear Engineering

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Engineering baccalaureate programs are housed in both the College of Engineering and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. In the College of Engineering, resident instruction is offered through 15 majors. All are of eight semesters duration, except Architectural Engineering which is a 10-semester program. All majors require 45 general education credits. Majors and total credit requirements (including the 45 general education) for the baccalaureate degrees are as follows: Aerospace Engineering 131, Biological Engineering 129, Architectural Engineering 160 (for a B.Arch E. degree), Biomedical Engineering 130 or 131, Chemical Engineering 133, Civil Engineering 127, Computer Engineering 128, Computer Science 126, Electrical Engineering 130, Engineering Science 131 (honors only program), General Engineering 127, Industrial Engineering 129, Mechanical Engineering 131, and Nuclear Engineering 129. Materials Science and Engineering requires 131 credits. An applicant must meet the following minimum requirements: (1) graduation from an accredited secondary school (GED accepted) and (2) completion of the required units of preparatory work as indicated under "Institution Profile."

Master's Degree Requirements

For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or (2) a postsecondary degree that is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree earned from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution. Ordinarily, an entering student must have completed in a satisfactory manner a minimum of course work in designated areas, the specific courses and amount of work depending upon the intended field of advanced study. GRE scores are required in most master's programs. A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required. At least 18 credits at the 500-level or above must be included in the program. A minimum GPA of 3.00 on 4.00 scale is needed for work at Penn State. A thesis or paper is required in all M.S. degree programs. A scholarly project/report/culminating experience is required for all M.Eng. programs. All requirements for master's degree (including acceptance of thesis, paper, or project/report/culminating experience) must be met within eight years of admission to degree status. Not all M. Eng. degrees are available at University Park location. Specific requirements vary from program to program and department to department.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or (2) a postsecondary degree that is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree earned from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution. Ordinarily, an entering student must have completed in a satisfactory manner a minimum of course work in designated areas, the specific courses and amount of work depending upon the intended field of advanced study. GRE scores are required. No specified number of courses/credits earned will assure attainment of the doctorate degree. A student is required to complete the program within eight years from date of successful completion of the candidacy exam. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for work at Penn State is required for doctoral candidacy, the comprehensive exam, acceptance of dissertation, final oral examination, and graduation. A candidate must demonstrate competence in English and foreign language requirements. Residency requirement: 2 consecutive semesters of full-time study over a twelve-month period during the interval between admission and completion of the Ph.D. program. Specific requirements vary from program to program and department to department.

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Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Acoustics
  1. Medical Ultrasonics, Psychoacoustics, and Speech
  2. Hydroacoustics/Wave Propagation
  3. Physical, Physiological, and Basic Underwater Acoustics
  4. Signal Processing/Optics
  5. Architectural Acoustics, Aeroacoustics, and Vibrations
  6. Thermoacoustics
  7. Computational Acoustics
  8. Noise Control
  9. Electroacoustic Transducers
  10. Structural Acoustics/Vibro-Acoustics
Aerospace Engineering
  1. Aerospace Vehicle Systems Engineering
  2. Rotorcraft Engineering
  3. Experimental and Computational Aerodynamics
  4. Flight Control and Software
  5. Software Engineering
  6. Intelligent and Autonomous Systems and UAVs
  7. Aeroacoustics
  8. Astrodynamics
  9. Space Propulsion and Plasmas
  10. Wind Energy
  11. Structural Dynamics and Adaptive Structures
  12. Multifunctional Structures and Nanomaterials
  13. Turbomachinery Propulsion and Heat Transfer
  14. Aircraft Icing
  15. Human-Machine Interface
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  1. Biologically-Based Energy, Products and Materials
  2. Agricultural Safety and Health
  3. Agricultural Mechanization/Automation for Specialty Crops and Biomass
  4. Synthetic Biology
  5. Nanocellulosics
  6. Particulate Mechanics
  7. Bioproduct Business and Marketing
  8. Water and Soil Resource Engineering and Management
  9. Sustainable Livestock Systems
Architectural Engineering
  1. Building Mechanical and Energy Systems
  2. Building Illumination and Electrical Systems
  3. Building Construction
  4. Building Structures
  5. Information Technology in Design and Construction
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Biomedical Imaging
  2. Biomaterials and Nano Medicine in Drug Delivery
  3. MEMS, Lab on a Chip and Nanotechnology
  4. Regenerative Functional Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and Biomanufacturing
  5. Computational Biology, System Network Modeling and Large Data Analysis
  6. Neural, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Engineering
  7. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
  8. Multi-Scale Biomechanics
  9. Mechanobiology
  10. Medical Devices
Chemical Engineering
  1. Bioprocessing and Cellular Engineering
  2. Bimolecular and Metabolic Engineering
  3. Catalysis and Chemical Kinetics
  4. Energy and Environment
  5. Polymers and Advanced Materials
  6. Materials Synthesis and Characterization
  7. Membranes and Separation Technology
  8. Fluid Mechanics and Tribology
  9. Computational Chemistry and Molecular Simulation
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Transportation Engineering
  2. Structural Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Water Resources Engineering
  5. Geotechnical Engineering
  6. Materials Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  1. Control Systems
  2. Communications and Networking
  3. Electronic Materials and Devices
  4. Optical and Photonic Materials and Devices
  5. Signal and Imaging Processing
  6. Remote Sensing and Space Systems
  7. Electromagnetics
  8. Power Systems
  9. Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
  10. Theoretical Computer Science
  11. Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning
  12. Network and Security
  13. Bioinformatics
Energy and Mineral Engineering
  1. Energy Business and Finance and Energy Management Policy
  2. Environmental Health and Safety Engineering and Environmental Systems Engineering
  3. Energy Engineering and Fuel Science
  4. Mining and Mineral Process Engineering
  5. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics
  1. Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics
  2. Structural and Human Health Monitoring
  3. Dynamic Systems, Acoustics and Vibrations
  4. Advanced Materials and Devices
  5. Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues and Devices
  6. Brain Science and Neural Engineering
  7. Optoelectronics, Photonics and Lasers
  8. Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Multiphysics Modeling/Computational Analysis
  9. Energy Infrastructure, Storage and Devices
  10. Nanoscience and Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  1. Operations Research and Data Analytics
  2. Service Systems Engineering
  3. Healthcare Systems Engineering
  4. Human Factors and Ergonomics
  5. Human-Centered Design
  6. Supply Chain Engineering
  7. Additive Manufacturing
  8. Manufacturing Process Modeling, Diagnostics, Prognostics and Control
  9. Power Grids and Energy Modeling
  10. Six Sigma
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Nanoscience & Technology
  2. Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Polymers
  3. Structure-Property Relations
  4. Materials Processing
  5. Electronic Materials
  6. 2D materials
  7. Biomedical Materials
  8. Composites
  9. Additive Manufacturing
  10. Computational Materials Science
  11. Analysis & Characterization
  12. Sustainability
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Combustion and Propulsion
  2. Energy Storage and Energy Systems
  3. Biomechanics and Bioengineering Devices
  4. Two-Phase Flows
  5. Nature Inspired Engineering
  6. Computational Fluid Mechanics
  7. Turbomachinery
  8. Smart Sensors and Vehicles
  9. Advanced Manufacturing
  10. Multi-Scale Computations
  11. Controls and Optimization
  12. Mechatronics
  13. Design and Optimization
Nuclear Engineering
  1. Nuclear Power Production
  2. Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics
  3. Reactor Core Analysis
  4. Neutronics, Transport Methods and Analysis
  5. Nuclear Reactor Materials
  6. Computational Fuel Materials
  7. Radiochemistry and Reprocessing
  8. Nuclear Forensics and Applications of Nuclear Science
  9. Instrumentation and Control
  10. Reactor Monitoring and Non-Proliferation
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  1. Design Automation and Optimization
  2. Design for Additive Manufacturing
  3. Design for Human Variability, Design Theory and Methodology
  4. Engineering Design Pedagogy
  5. Systems Engineering
  6. Design Decision-Making
  7. Design for The Developing World
  8. Product-Service Systems Design
  9. Simulation-Based Design Under Uncertainty
  10. Design Cognition
  11. Design Innovation
  12. Data-Driven Design

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Nu Sigma
  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Alpha Rho Chi
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Am. Concrete Institute
  • Am. Foundry Society
  • Am. Helicopter Society
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Nuclear Society
  • Am. Soc. for Quality
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Architectural Engineering Institute
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Illuminating Eng. Soc. of North Am.
  • Inst. for Operations Research & Management Science
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Materials Research Society
  • Natl. Assoc. of Home Builders
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Eng. Science
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers

Local Groups

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • American Solar Energy Society
  • Architectural Engineering Graduate Student Association
  • Augmented Reality Lab
  • Bridges to Prosperity
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • Engineering Ambassadors
  • Engineering Graduate Student Council
  • Engineering House
  • Engineering Leadership Development Unlimited
  • Engineering Leadership Society
  • Engineering Orientation Network
  • Engineering Students for International Outreach
  • Engineering Undergraduate Council
  • Engineering and Applied Science Interest House
  • Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Assoc.
  • Institute Of Nuclear Materials Management
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
  • National Electrical Contracting Association
  • National Organization for Business and Engineering
  • North American Society for Trenchless Technology
  • Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team
  • Penn State Lunar Lion
  • Penn State Robotics Club
  • Penn State Soaring Club
  • Penn State iGEM
  • Structural Engineers Association
  • Student Chapter of the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence
  • Student Society of Architectural Engineers
  • Sustainability Coalition
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Club

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Association of Women in Computing
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Multicultural Engineering Graduate Association
  • Multicultural Engineering Program
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Women in Engineering Program

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation week for beginning students and sophomores at Commonwealth locations who will transfer to the main campus at University Park to finish their undergraduate program; pre-freshman "bridge" program; cluster classes in math & physics; Engineering Advising Center activities; Co-op Education Office; undergraduate research opportunities; summer internships for students from underrepresented groups; Women in Engineering Orientation; Multicultural Engineering Orientation Program. Students have access to Career Development and Placement Services; Academic Assistance Program; Center for Women Students; Returning Adult Student Center; Developmental Year Program; Veterans Assistance Office; International Students Office and Counseling Center. Special living options for First-Year Engineering Students include: Freshmen In Science & Engineering House, Engineering and Applied Science House, and Engineering House.

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Student design projects encompass: (1) the introduction of engineering design for 1st-yr students includes a design competition with project parameters defined by industry; (2) the infusion of collaborative learning in an interdisciplinary venue through industry-sponsored, team design projects facilitated by unique facilities (Learning Factory, FAME lab and Center for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship), in which students build prototypes for products they conceive & design; (3) vertically integrated design projects, i.e., a "sail-plane" project in Aerospace Engineering; (4) pilot plant projects in Chemical Engineering; and (5) senior capstone design projects in all disciplines.

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering’s mission is to nurture and train world-class socially aware, globally connected, diverse engineers, educators, and researchers with rigorous core knowledge and problem-solving skills, who understand complex, interacting engineering and societal systems. The College is committed to developing innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges through transformational interdisciplinary research. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in twelve departments, schools and graduate degree programs.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Acoustics 1 0 1 2
Aerospace Engineering 10 2 3 15
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 11 4 2 17
Architectural Engineering 7 6 2 15
Biomedical Engineering 5 5 3 13
Chemical Engineering 12 3 3 18
Civil and Environmental Engineering 11 7 10 28
College of Engineering 15 0 0 15
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 35 12 14 61
Energy and Mineral Engineering 16 9 7 32
Engineering Science and Mechanics 16 8 2 26
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 14 6 2 22
Materials Science and Engineering 21 2 7 30
Mechanical Engineering 25 4 16 45
Nuclear Engineering 2 0 3 5
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs 0 3 3 6
Totals: 201 71 78 350

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Acoustics 1 0 1 0.00
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 5 0 5 0.00
Architectural Engineering 3 1 4 0.50
Biomedical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Chemical Engineering 1 1 2 0.60
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 1 4 0.60
College of Engineering 9 1 10 0.40
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 11 1 12 0.20
Energy and Mineral Engineering 0 3 3 0.50
Engineering Science and Mechanics 3 1 4 0.53
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 1 3 4 1.00
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs 15 5 20 1.60
Totals: 59 17 76 5.93

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Acoustics 1 0 1 0.00
Aerospace Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Architectural Engineering 4 1 5 0.80
Biomedical Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Chemical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
College of Engineering 11 2 13 1.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 7 0 7 0.00
Energy and Mineral Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Engineering Science and Mechanics 4 0 4 0.00
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 17 0 17 0.00
Nuclear Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 60 3 63 1.80

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 1
Architectural Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 10 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 9 2
College of Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 12 3
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 17 3 0 0 31 4
Energy and Mineral Engineering 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 15 1
Engineering Science and Mechanics 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 10 1 0 0 14 2
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 14 0
Materials Science and Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 17 4
Mechanical Engineering 2 1 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 21 4
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 2 5 1 1 0 44 2 2 1 0 0 118 17 0 0 178 23

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Architectural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 3
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10 2
Energy and Mineral Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 8 1
Engineering Science and Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 2
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Totals: 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 3 3 1 0 0 36 8 0 0 59 12

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Acoustics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Architectural Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Biomedical Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 2
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 1
Energy and Mineral Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 1
Engineering Science and Mechanics 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Materials Science and Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 3
Mechanical Engineering 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 12 4
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Totals: 19 3 2 0 2 0 13 3 2 0 0 0 23 11 0 0 61 17

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Future students submit a completed application online following the creation of a MyPennState account at admissions.psu.edu/MyPennState. In addition, applicants submit: a high school transcript; SAT or ACT scores issued from the testing service; any transcripts from other colleges attended; AP scores, if applicable; and a $65 non-refundable application fee ($75 for international students). Penn State has modified rolling admissions, with a recommended filing date of November 30 for both the summer and fall semesters.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Assignment to the engineering major occurs in the student’s 2nd year, typically by the end of the fourth semester. Students must have completed with a C or better MATH 140 and MATH 141, along with 4 other specific courses by the end of that semester. These other 4 courses are as follows: For Engineering majors - Math 250 or 251, CHEM 110, Physics 211, and Physics 212. For the Computer Science major - MATH 230, CMPSC 122, PHYS 211, and PHYS 212. For the Data Sciences major, Computational Option " CMPSC 121, CMPSC 122, IST 210, and STAT 200. For Entrance-to-Major, GPA requirements differ among the programs. Please copy and paste the following URL to understand the specific GPA needed to enter a major: http://www.engr.psu.edu/AdvisingCenter/ETM/ Enrollment controls are in effect for many majors.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency. The following are ways in which the language proficiency requirement can be met:

A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper exam (score reports must be official and cannot be more than two years old);

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test;

SAT:
Tests Prior to March 2016: a score of 530 or higher on the Critical Reading section.
Tests March 2016 and later: a score of 570 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section;

ACT score of 24 or higher on the English section;

GCSE or GCE Score of A, B, or C on the English language exam;

IB score of 5 or higher on the English Language & Literature (SL/HL) exam, or;

Receive official certification through Penn State's Intensive English Communication Program.

Applicants who have been in a U.S. college or university and have completed two years of full-time academic course work and have a grade of C (2.0) or higher in a standard English composition course will also meet the language proficiency requirement.

A VISA application is not required but encouraged.

Residency Requirements

According to Penn State's Residency Policy, "A student requesting reclassification as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that his or her domicile is in Pennsylvania and that his/her presence in Pennsylvania is not primarily for educational purposes."

Domicile is a person's existing and intended fixed, permanent, and principal place of residence.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

High school and college transcripts are required. SAT or ACT scores are not required if completed more than 1 semester of full-time credit courses. Each academic college has its own criteria for transfer admission and may include specific course requirements and a minimum cumulative grade point average. Successful completion of required coursework is not a guarantee of admission.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $16,952 $31,434
Room & Board: $11,230 $11,230
Books & Supplies: $1,840 $1,840
Other Expenses: $948 $948
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 10,321
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 6,392
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,625
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 87%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 710 620
Reading Range: 650 550
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1350 1190
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 1 6 109 135 251 7
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.) 4 54 73 101 232 4
Biological Engineering (B.S.) 0 5 48 60 113 1
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 73 112 188 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 11 184 316 511 16
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 163 190 355 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 4 68 110 183 10
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 4 132 186 322 24
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 22 231 302 555 21
Engineering Science (B.S.) 0 1 24 52 77 4
General Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 8 149 204 361 10
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 0 21 112 92 225 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 10 390 539 939 21
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 45 82 128 5
Pre-Major Engineering 2132 1350 201 8 3691 32
Totals: 2139 1501 2002 2489 8131 169

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pre-Major Engineering
Men 315 1 27 0 71 1 1 0 149 3 45 0 1 0 970 11 48 0 1627 16
Women 76 0 13 0 31 0 1 0 44 1 17 0 0 0 310 1 13 0 505 2
Totals: 393 1 40 1 103 1 2 0 193 4 62 0 1 0 1284 12 61 0 2139 19

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 24 0 0 0 32 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 22 0
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 20 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pre-Major Engineering
Men 168 0 25 0 45 1 0 0 89 0 22 0 1 0 651 9 24 0 1025 10
Women 44 0 14 0 17 0 0 0 21 0 7 0 0 0 210 1 12 0 325 1
Totals: 248 0 43 0 70 1 1 0 115 0 33 0 2 0 950 11 39 0 1501 12

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 71 2 6 0 105 2
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 2 0 44 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 29 0
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 29 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 19 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 29 0 1 0 44 0
Women 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 29 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 19 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 11 1 2 0 0 0 76 1 3 0 115 2
Women 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 45 0 1 0 69 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 109 0 0 0 142 0
Women 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 21 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 31 3 2 0 64 3
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 34 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 17 1 1 0 0 0 56 2 1 0 113 3
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 19 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 53 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 20 1 8 0 1 0 113 3 4 0 211 4
Women 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 20 1
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 20 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
General Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 34 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 51 0 1 0 105 1
Women 12 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 1 0 44 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 27 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 41 0 1 0 86 0
Women 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 26 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 57 0 3 0 12 0 0 0 24 0 3 0 0 0 239 2 7 0 345 2
Women 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 1 0 45 0
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 33 0 1 0 41 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Pre-Major Engineering
Men 34 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 0 85 1 5 0 150 2
Women 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 32 0 2 0 51 0
Totals: 394 2 40 0 84 0 0 0 161 4 41 0 2 0 1239 15 41 0 2002 21

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 14 0 1 1 0 0 85 3 2 0 119 4
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 16 0
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)
Men 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 51 4 1 0 62 4
Women 9 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 39 0
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 27 0 2 1 35 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 20 0 1 0 25 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 49 1 0 0 68 1
Women 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 29 1 1 0 44 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 36 1 8 0 8 0 1 0 8 0 2 0 1 0 152 8 6 0 222 9
Women 14 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 59 1 3 0 94 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 130 1 1 0 158 1
Women 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 32 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 18 1 4 0 5 1 0 0 17 0 3 0 0 0 53 4 2 1 102 7
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 28 3 4 0 3 1 0 0 38 2 0 1 0 0 89 12 3 0 165 19
Women 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 21 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 48 2 8 0 13 0 0 0 30 0 6 0 1 0 167 13 5 1 278 16
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 3 0 24 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 34 2 0 0 45 3
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 1
General Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 52 3 1 0 10 0 0 0 10 1 2 0 0 0 62 4 3 0 140 8
Women 22 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 64 1
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 50 3 0 0 70 6
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 1 2 0 22 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 73 5 10 1 20 1 0 0 26 1 4 0 0 0 321 8 5 0 459 16
Women 14 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 52 2 2 0 80 3
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 58 4 0 0 72 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 10 1
Pre-Major Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 408 23 66 1 95 5 1 0 213 8 39 3 2 0 1618 74 47 3 2489 117

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 5 3 8 0 3 1 1 83 2 106 94 12
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.) 8 0 4 0 4 0 0 78 2 96 69 27
Biological Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 31 1 39 27 12
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 5 2 1 0 9 1 0 55 5 78 49 29
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 33 6 1 0 9 4 0 106 1 160 121 39
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 18 2 7 0 7 1 0 137 2 174 154 20
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 6 0 10 1 0 41 1 65 61 4
Computer Science (B.S.) 11 5 4 0 15 3 0 71 4 113 97 16
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 34 3 6 0 19 4 0 116 8 190 171 19
Engineering Science (B.S.) 7 0 2 0 4 1 0 20 4 38 31 7
General Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 0 19 18 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 45 2 7 0 10 3 0 108 3 178 124 54
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 19 1 4 1 3 0 0 36 2 66 53 13
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 39 6 13 0 19 3 0 297 8 385 324 61
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) 11 0 2 0 5 0 0 71 1 90 79 11
Pre-Major Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 243 31 67 1 120 22 1 1268 44 1797 1472 325

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 2 1 6 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 75 8 2 0 106
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.) 6 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 60 18 1 1 96
Biological Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 21 10 1 0 39
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 36 19 0 5 78
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 24 9 4 2 1 0 0 0 6 3 2 2 0 0 83 23 1 0 160
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 16 2 2 0 6 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 122 15 1 1 174
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 5 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 7 3 1 0 0 0 40 1 1 0 65
Computer Science (B.S.) 11 0 5 0 3 1 0 0 13 2 2 1 0 0 60 11 3 1 113
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 27 7 3 0 6 0 0 0 15 4 4 0 0 0 108 8 8 0 190
Engineering Science (B.S.) 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 17 3 3 1 38
General Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 19
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 35 10 1 1 5 2 0 0 8 2 2 1 0 0 70 38 3 0 178
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 16 3 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 30 6 1 1 66
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 37 2 5 1 12 1 0 0 16 3 3 0 0 0 245 52 6 2 385
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) 7 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 64 7 1 0 90
Pre-Major Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 200 43 26 5 56 11 1 0 91 29 17 5 1 0 1048 220 32 12 1797

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Dependent on student interests, faculty advisor and enrollment controls

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

51

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.29 Day Optional
Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.) yes 5.00 5.41 Day Optional
Biological Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.62 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.75 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.37 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.28 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.44 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.47 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.47 Day Optional
Engineering Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.29 Day Optional
General Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 Day Optional
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.46 Day Optional
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.32 Day Optional
Nuclear Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.57 Day Optional
Pre-Major Engineering no Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Prospective engineering graduate students should contact the department or program of interest for specific requirements.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Prospective engineering graduate students should contact the department or program of interest for specific requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International Students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency. The following are ways in which one can satisfy the language proficiency requirement: minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper exam (score reports must be official and cannot be more than two years old); minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test; SAT score of 530 or higher on the critical reading section; IGCSE score of A, B, or C on the English language exam, or; IB score of 5 or higher on the English A 1 or 2 exam. Applicants who have been in a U.S. college or university and have completed two years of full-time academic course work and have a grade of C (2.0) or higher in a standard English composition course will also meet the language proficiency requirement.

Secondary school records are required for all years of secondary school study, beginning with year/grade nine. All documents must be official--either originals or copies certified by an authorized school official--and should list subjects studied each year and the mark or grade of proficiency earned in each. A key to the marking system with minimum passing mark should also be included. Preparation in the core subjects of mathematics, science, language, and social sciences is required. If in a country where a secondary school leaving examination (GCE, GCSE, CXC, French Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.) is administered, applicant must provide official results of the examination. Certified copies of diplomas or certificates must also be submitted if the applicant has already completed secondary school. All records must be in the native language and include a separate English translation, if applicable.

If the applicant's native language is English, or the applicant is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the SAT or ACT is required.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Requirements are the same for PA and out-of-state.

Residency Requirements

Residency requirements have previously been met by a period of enrollment or the completion of a minimum number of credits that are administratively associated with a specific Penn State campus. In some cases this can allow students who never set foot on any Penn State campus to satisfy residency requirements by taking classes offered by distance means. In other cases, it can limit access to graduate education by imposing a burden on students who are location-bound or who can most effectively complete their graduate studies by combining courses offered at different Penn State locations.

For professional degree programs (M.Eng., M.Agr., M.Ed., etc.), it may not always be possible, desirable, or necessary to fulfill residency in the traditional manner. Availability of professional mentors and access to unique facilities at students' work sites or other locales may, in some instances, confer special advantages in well-designed off-campus degree programs. Professional degree programs that are not "off-campus degree programs" (i.e., those in which less than half of the course credits consist of off-campus courses) implicitly have a substantial involvement of the students with the campus responsible for the program, thus fulfilling the majority of the functions of residency. However, professional degree programs that are offered off-campus must incorporate as many of the essential elements of residency as possible, including faculty-to-student and student-to-student interaction, access to instructional and other resources, exposure to and socialization in the field of study, and suitable academic advising.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Each Penn State academic unit has its own requirements for accepting transfer credits; however, general information about applying as a graduate transfer student can be found on The Graduate School at Penn State Web site. A few general rules follow:

The courses to transfer must appear on a graduate-level transcript from a regionally accredited institution.
Courses appearing as undergraduate level on transcript cannot be transferred to a Penn State graduate degree program.
Courses used to complete a graduate degree at Penn State, or any other university, may not be used as transfer credits in the new Penn State degree program.
Submit official copies of academic transcripts to the academic department hosting the degree program to which you are applying for admission.
No more than 15 nondegree graduate credits can be applied toward a degree program.
For more detailed questions regarding the transfer of graduate-level credits, contact the graduate program coordinator for the degree program of interest.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $21,294 $35,650
Room & Board: $12,490 $12,490
Books & Supplies: $1,840 $1,840
Other Expenses: $948 $948
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Institution's Own Application Form

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 5,837
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,221
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 519

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Acoustics (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 24 0 0 17 30
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 4 5
Aerospace Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 31 5 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 17 3 0 0 50 15
Women 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 2
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.A.E., M.Eng.)
Men 12 6 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 37 0 0 16 49
Women 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 21 0 0 6 28
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 10 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 32 12
Women 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 20 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 27 11
Women 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 4
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 31 9 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 9 1 1 43 22
Women 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Energy and Mineral Engineering (M.S.)
Men 18 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 23 10
Women 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
Engineering Design (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S.)
Men 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 8 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 8 2
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 87 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 89 18
Women 20 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 5
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 13 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 27 37 2 1 46 50
Women 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 9 8
Nuclear Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.)
Men 4 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33 0 1 7 40
Women 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 2 8
Totals: 340 86 10 21 10 13 0 0 9 10 6 2 2 0 131 197 6 4 514 333

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Acoustics (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 5 1 0 18 6
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 13 6 0 0 38 9
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 4
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1
Women 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3
Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 18 0
Women 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 1
Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 31 0
Women 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 22 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 47 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 0 0 72 1
Women 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 36 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 37 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 37 4
Women 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 16 1
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 72 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 2 1 0 82 7
Women 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 36 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 85 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 26 2 3 0 123 5
Women 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 0
Energy and Mineral Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 42 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 51 9
Women 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Engineering Science and Mechanics (Ph.D.)
Men 32 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 50 5
Women 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12 0
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0
Women 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 43 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 52 7
Women 19 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 24 2
Material Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 55 0 3 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 6 1 0 98 7
Women 13 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 12 1 0 0 34 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 80 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 35 4 1 0 121 7
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 17 0
Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 21 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Totals: 755 32 22 3 17 3 1 0 27 6 7 2 1 0 255 41 10 0 1095 87

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Acoustics (M.S., M.Eng.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 14 1 17 17 0
Aerospace Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 11 0 1 0 4 0 0 14 0 30 28 2
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.A.E., M.Eng.) 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 33 1 43 25 18
Bioengineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 11 7 4
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 21 17 4
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 16 10 6
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 38 26 12
Energy and Mineral Engineering (M.S.) 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 33 29 4
Engineering Design (M.S., M.Eng.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 13 11 2
Environmental Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 9 6 3
Industrial Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 55 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 59 40 19
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 9 6 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 0 51 43 8
Nuclear Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 24 0 30 26 4
Totals: 196 3 6 0 12 2 0 165 4 388 296 92

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Acoustics (M.S., M.Eng.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 17
Aerospace Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 30
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.A.E., M.Eng.) 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 22 11 0 1 43
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 11
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 21
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 16
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 21 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 38
Energy and Mineral Engineering (M.S.) 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 33
Engineering Design (M.S., M.Eng.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S.) 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13
Environmental Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 9
Industrial Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 38 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 59
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 6 0 0 51
Nuclear Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 0 0 30
Totals: 141 55 0 3 4 2 0 0 10 2 2 0 0 0 137 28 2 2 388

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Acoustics (M.S., M.Eng.) 8 9 17
Aerospace Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 25 5 30
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 3
Architectural Engineering (M.S., M.A.E., M.Eng.) 3 40 43
Bioengineering (M.S.) 11 0 11
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 4
Civil Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 16 5 21
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 12 4 16
Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 13 25 38
Energy and Mineral Engineering (M.S.) 33 0 33
Engineering Design (M.S., M.Eng.) 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng.) 0 1 1
Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S.) 6 7 13
Environmental Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 6 3 9
Industrial Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 38 21 59
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 9 0 9
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 48 3 51
Nuclear Engineering (M.S., M.Eng.) 17 13 30
Totals: 252 136 388

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Acoustics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 10 10 0
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 1
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 4 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 16 12 4
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 9 5 4
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 15 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 19 17 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 18 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 27 23 4
Energy and Mineral Engineering (Ph.D.) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 22 17 5
Engineering Science and Mechanics (Ph.D.) 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 11 11 0
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 16 14 2
Material Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 21 14 7
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 14 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 1 27 26 1
Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 3 1
Totals: 127 9 3 0 4 1 0 54 2 200 167 33

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Acoustics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Architectural Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 16
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 19
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 15 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 27
Energy and Mineral Engineering (Ph.D.) 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22
Engineering Science and Mechanics (Ph.D.) 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16
Material Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 21
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 27
Nuclear Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Totals: 102 25 6 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 50 4 2 0 200

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Acoustics
Total#: 19 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $905,399 Industry: $723,043 Priv/Non: $66,630
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,695,072
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 96 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,978,357 Industry: $678,723 Priv/Non: $415,512
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,072,592
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Total#: 48 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,517,368 Industry: $135,160 Priv/Non: $397,549
State: $26,944 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,077,021
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Architectural Engineering
Total#: 32 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,072,024 Industry: $29,973 Priv/Non: $480,162
State: $1,261,131 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,843,290
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 60 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,135,328 Industry: $479,307 Priv/Non: $95,217
State: $36,889 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,746,741
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 122 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,259,976 Industry: $1,124,311 Priv/Non: $260,795
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,645,082
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 150 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,853,113 Industry: $751,089 Priv/Non: $483,097
State: $1,584,171 Local: $96,622 Total Expn.: $8,768,092
Engineering Department External Funding Source
College of Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Total#: 267 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $14,206,450 Industry: $3,549,559 Priv/Non: $740,539
State: $1,335,564 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $19,832,112
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Energy and Mineral Engineering
Total#: 36 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,623,634 Industry: $773,641 Priv/Non: $218,234
State: $411,350 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,026,859
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Total#: 94 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,660,562 Industry: $305,597 Priv/Non: $598,995
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $5,565,154
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Total#: 47 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $994,368 Industry: $251,996 Priv/Non: $348,122
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,594,486
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 142 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $10,721,139 Industry: $2,671,443 Priv/Non: $1,561,334
State: $10,811 Local: Total Expn.: $14,964,727
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 244 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,753,599 Industry: $3,926,741 Priv/Non: $920,549
State: $965,048 Local: $2,620 Total Expn.: $15,568,557
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Nuclear Engineering
Total#: 54 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,121,409 Industry: $348,928 Priv/Non: $137,627
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,607,964
Engineering Department External Funding Source
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Total#: 21 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $879,218 Industry: $77,658 Priv/Non: $174,552
State: $-42,720 Local: Total Expn.: $1,088,708
Totals:
Total#: 1432 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $71,681,944 Industry: $15,827,169 Priv/Non: $6,898,914
State: $5,589,188 Local: $99,242 Total Expn.: $100,096,457

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Applied Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Acoustics and Vibration
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Combustion, Power and Propulsion
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Computational Materials Design
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Dielectrics and Piezo Electrics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Health Organization Transformation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Disposition
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Machine Learning and Applications
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Neural Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
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Center for Research in Design and Innovation
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Center for Service Enterprise Engineering
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Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory
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Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab
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Computer Integrated Construction Research Program
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Electro-Optics Center
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Electrochemical Engine Center
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Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute
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Facilities Engineering Institute
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Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium
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High Pressure Combustion Laboratory
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Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences
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Hydrogen Energy Center
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Indoor Environment Center
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Institute for CyberScience
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Institute of Energy and the Environment
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Institute of Networking and Security Research
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International Center for Actuators and Transducers
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Larson Transportation Institute
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Materials Research Institute
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Microsystems Design Laboratory
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Mid-Atlantic Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partner Center
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Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence
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Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
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Photonics for Communication, Sensing, and Illumination Center
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Protective Technology Center
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Radiation Science and Engineering Center
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Social Science Research Institute
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Sustainability Institute
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Turbine Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics Group
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Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence
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Grand Totals:
Total#: 1432 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $71,681,944 Industry: $15,827,169 Priv/Non: $6,898,914
State: $5,589,188 Local: $99,242 Total Expn.: $100,096,457

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
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  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

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Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Acoustics

Research areas include adaptive signal processing, aeroacoustics, architectural acoustics, atmospheric acoustics, computational acoustics, intensity sensors, noise control, nondestructive evaluation, nonlinear acoustics, ocean acoustics, physical acoustics, signal processing, sonar engineering, structural acoustics, transducers, ultrasonics, underwater acoustics, thermoacoustics, and sound quality.

Aerospace Engineering

Research areas include astrodynamics; analytical, computational, and experimental fluid dynamics and aeroacoustics; flight science and vehicle dynamics; rotorcraft; structures, structural dynamics, and adaptive structures; space propulsion, and turbomachinery.

Research facilities include subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels, a laminar flow water channel, an anechoic hot jet noise facility, a supersonic shear layer facility, massively parallel computer systems, a rotor test stand, flight simulation facilities, an advanced composites laboratory, a vibration control laboratory, an electric propulsion test stand, and turbomachinery compressors and turbines.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Programs are available in food engineering, soil and water resource management and conservation, properties of biological materials, environmental control, expert systems, particulate materials, agricultural structures, systems engineering, machinery systems, safety engineering, horticultural engineering, microclimate modifications, and wood engineering.

Facilities include modern laboratories for food engineering, geographic information systems, controlled environmental studies, water quality, electronics instrumentation, waste management, hydraulic power and engines, physical properties of biological materials, structural component testing, computer vision, and machine research and design.

Architectural Engineering

Graduate studies and research encompass four main subject areas:
Construction: process modeling, lean construction, specialty contracting, productivity improvement, project delivery methods.
Illumination Systems: modeling and visualization, daylighting, optical design, photometry, human factor issues.
Mechanical and Energy Systems: CFD modeling, district energy, thermal storage, indoor air quality, EMCS/real-time tools, system modeling/optimization, decoupled sensible and latent cooling, emerging technologies.
Building Structural Systems: advancement of analysis and design methods, optimization, seismic evaluation, structural control, natural hazard resistance and serviceability of building envelope systems, housing, historic preservation, cable and membrane structures.

Biomedical Engineering

A multidisciplinary program with core departmental faculty and associate faculty members in other departments with studies on artificial organs, biomaterials, blood rheology, cell mechanics, hemodynamics, medical imaging, microvascular function, molecular mechanics, neuroelectrophysiology, physiological transport, pulmonary function, ultrasound imaging and transducer engineering, and ultrasound therapeutics.

Chemical Engineering

Research areas encompass:
Biomolecular Engineering: separations of biomolecules, sensing, informatics, bioreactors, protein and metabolic engineering.
Nanoscale Engineering: nanoscale reaction and reactor engineering, catalytic membranes, nanoscale tribology, and nanowire probes.
Computation Engineering: molecular dynamics at the nanoscale, multiphase fluid dynamics, complex polymeric solids and multi-length scale modeling.
Classical Chemical Engineering: polymers, mass transfer, catalysis, fluids, control optimization.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programs include civil and building construction, project management, civil engineering materials (geotechnical engineering, Portland cement and asphalt concrete, pavement design), water resources (watershed models, groundwater modeling, systems analysis, hydraulics of open channels), structures (earthquake, blast, abnormal loadings; bridges, buildings, and the building enclosure; off-shore structures, structural control, reliability, and rehabilitation), and transportation (traffic engineering, transportation planning, facilities design, network optimization algorithms, and intelligent transportation systems).

College of Engineering

N/A

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research areas include antennas, propagation, microwaves, computational electromagnetics, radar and lidar remote sensing, radiometry, in situ and remote sensing of the ionosphere; digital communications, networking, optical networks, wireless networks, image and signal processing, multidimensional signals, signal recognition, reconstruction, neural networks; nonlinear optics, fibers, optical storage, computing; silicon, III-V, organic, wide bandgap semiconductors and devices, MEMS, ceramic, ferroelectric, and quantum devices, processing techniques; linear systems, active vision, control systems; power system planning and control, drive systems, power electronics.

Energy and Mineral Engineering

Our research focus is the effective production, conversion, utilization, and management of energy and mineral resources. Some of our current research activities are:
alternate transportation fuels
new catalysts for chemicals production
respirable dust problems
enhanced recovery techniques for petroleum and gas reservoirs
imaging techniques for porous media
multiphase transport technology
site remediation technology
advanced particle technologies
advanced pollution control concepts
artificial neural networks
hearing conservation
risk assessment and management in mining health and safety
novel mining technologies

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Research emphases include optical, electronic, and/or mechanical material properties and their role in design; advanced materials fabrication and processing including nano-scale; simulation of behaviors and processing.
Specific research areas include composite materials; rheological and biological materials; continuum mechanics; powdered materials; fatigue and fracture mechanics; failure analysis; micromechanics; surface engineering including wear/tribology; CVD and ion implantation; microelectronic materials and devices; ESR; thin films; solid-state devices; display materials and devices; nanofabrication; nanobiotechnology; biomaterials; microfluidics, diamond films; self-lubricating coatings and cold-spray coating methods; nondestructive evaluation; sensors and actuators; MEMS, adaptive control; smart materials; wave-material interactions including lasers; ultrasonics, structural dynamics; chaos, acoustics; boundary and finite elements; condition monitoring; and artificial intelligence.
Facilities are available for SEM, SAM, AFM, X-ray, clean rooms, metallography, shock and vibration, tribology, lasers, and fracture/fatigue.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Focus areas include:
Human Factors: ergonomics engineering, human/machine interface design, safety.
Manufacturing Systems: metal cutting, theory, plastic deformation and welding processes, group technology, design of production systems, CAPP, engineering for production, automation, robotics, control, micro-machining, CAD/CAM, flexible manufacturing systems, machine tool sensing and diagnostics, tolerancing.
Operations Research: applied stochastic processes, decision analysis, mathematical programming, graph theory and networks, engineering economy, artificial intelligence, expert systems.
Systems Design: quality assurance, reliability, experimental design, and systems simulation techniques.

Materials Science and Engineering

Research groups in Ceramics, Fuels and Carbon, Metals, Polymers study ceramic processing, physical ceramics, chemical ceramics and glass science; characteristics and use of fuels, including their conversion to other materials.

Mechanical Engineering

Major fields of specialization include acoustics, automatic control, biomechanics, compressible and incompressible flow, computational fluid dynamics, batteries and energy storage, biomedical devices, transport phenomena in fuel cells, combustion and flame kinetics, dynamics of machines, turbulence measurements and simulations, simulation and modeling, power generation, vehicle dynamics, mechatronics, heat and mass transfer, design analysis, precision manufacturing, simulation of mechanical systems, robotics, smart materials, structural dynamics, vibrations and control, and tribology.

Departmental facilities include wind tunnels, laser and advanced diagnostics for combustion, battery manufacturing and synthesis, electroactive material characterization, electrochemical engines, control and mechatronics, vibrations, robotics, computational clusters, and computer-based data acquisition.

Nuclear Engineering

Graduate studies and research focus on:
Reactor Safety: advanced reactor design, thermal-hydraulic modeling, transient analysis, accident analysis.
Reactor Theory: computational methods, transport theory.
Reactor Control: advanced control methods, use of artificial intelligence.
Reactor Operations: fuel management, radiation instrumentation, radiation monitoring and dosimetry.
Materials Research: radiation effects, plant-life extension issues, hyperfine probes for defects in solids.
Radiation Applications: neutron radiography.
Facilities include a 1-MW TRIGA reactor, hot cells, a thermal-hydraulic test facility, and gamma irradiation, neutron radiography, neutron activation analysis, reactor simulation, nuclear materials engineering, and low-level radiation monitoring laboratories.

School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs

SEDTAPP provides a unique graduate school experience. In contrast to more traditional departments at Penn State’s College of Engineering, which focus on single fields of engineering, SEDTAPP’s graduate program offers engineers of all disciplines the ability to work together to solve design challenges. Programs are grounded in design methodology and offer engineering students opportunities to differentiate themselves by honing skills across a wide range of design-focused topics. Its faculty possesses an uncommonly rich industry background and focuses on practical and relevant curricula. SEDTAPP has launched a new master’s program in engineering design.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Applied Research Laboratory

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas. As a DoD-designated, U.S. Navy UARC (University Affiliated Research Center), ARL maintains a long-term strategic relationship with the U.S. Navy and provides support for the other services. ARL provides science, systems, and technology for national security, economic competitiveness and quality of life through:
• Education
• Scientific Discovery
• Technology Demonstration
• Transition to Application

Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center

The BEST Center was formed in 2011 to bring together the campus-wide expertise in energy storage, foster collaboration, and provide a focal point for research and education activities. The expertise of Penn State researchers within the BEST Center spans from materials to cells to systems. These BEST researchers have made and continue to make significant and pioneering contributions to the most important aspects of energy storage technology.

Center for Acoustics and Vibration

The Center for Acoustics and Vibration's mission is threefold: focus on acoustics and vibration research; foster strong graduate education in those areas; and work with industry to translate research into practice.

Center for Combustion, Power and Propulsion

Due to its ability to evolve as the role and impact of combustion in society changes, the combustion research program at Penn State has been and continues to be one of the top combustion programs in the United States. Penn State researchers have made important contributions to the field of combustion, both in terms of improved understanding of combustion fundamentals and the application of combustion science to the development of advanced combustion technology.

Center for Computational Materials Design

The CCMD fosters long-term partnerships with industry and government laboratories to develop the emerging technology of materials design. Material design is a new paradigm in which the usual route of selecting existing materials for applications, including prototype design and testing, is replaced or enhanced by concurrent design of material and applications. We explore methods for development of materials property databases and extend systems engineering design methods to design materials with the optimal functionality for each application. The CCMD offers a venue for bringing together state-of-the-art computational materials science modeling with the latest approaches in managing uncertainty and conducting robust systems design based on targeted sets of goals.

Center for Dielectrics and Piezo Electrics

From the outset, the consortium has aimed to promote interdisciplinary research, develop innovative graduate programs, enhance the quality and diversity of life sciences faculty, and improve shared technology resources.

The Huck Institutes is one of several interdisciplinary research units established and supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. Interactions between units are actively explored.

Center for Health Organization Transformation

Center for Health Organization Transformation's work has emphasized three main areas of healthcare delivery: Patient-Centered Interventions; Technology and Informatics; and Operational Efficiency and Improvement Analytics. Through this research, we have developed breakthroughs across a range of challenges:

1. care coordination for patients with chronic kidney disease
2. financial incentives to reduce hospital associated infections
3. physician decision making for obesity counseling
4. prediction of early onset Parkinson’s disease
5. mobile health interventions for teen risk behaviors
6. no-wait Emergency Department at Hershey Medical Center

Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Disposition

Penn State, along with its partners, operate the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) as a world-class resource for advancing and deploying additive manufacturing (AM) technology for critical applications. With a broad mission to advance and deploy AM technology of metallic and advanced material systems to industry, CIMP-3D seeks to advance enabling technologies, provide technical assistance to industry, and promote AM’s potential through training and education.

Center for Machine Learning and Applications

The focus of this center is on machine learning and its applications, especially research at the interface between machine learning/data mining and scientific computing/computational science.
The rapid computerization of industry and society has resulted in many scientific and engineering disciplines producing large amounts of experimental and observational data. Machine learning and data mining methodologies need to be developed to analyze and extract knowledge from this data. The research in the center will span core machine learning areas such as classification, clustering, dimension reduction, and their applications in text analysis and applied linguistics, image analysis, computational biology, materials science, and business. We envision collaboration amongst faculty and students to enable solutions that cut across core machine learning/data mining research and application boundaries.

Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization

The Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization is dedicated to research, development, and education across all aspects of micro- and nanotechnology. The Center resources are focused on addressing the incorporation of nanotechnology into secondary education, into post-secondary education, and into industry applications.

Center for Neural Engineering

The Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, an intercollege center bridging the Colleges of Engineering, Medicine, and Science, was created to develop active educational, research, and outreach collaborations with scientists and physicians who are working on developing the next generation of smart devices for the clinical treatment of dynamical diseases of the brain.

Center for Research in Design and Innovation

The Center for Research in Design and Innovation provides the resources to facilitate interdisciplinary research in design that is required to understand design-related challenges and create solutions for them. The Center focuses on two research themes: human contexts and design technologies and tools.

Center for Service Enterprise Engineering

The Penn State Center for Service Enterprise Engineering (CSEE) is the first U.S. academic center devoted solely to the study and practice of service engineering. CSEE takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study, design, and implementation of service enterprises, emphasizing revenue management, workforce planning, enterprise collaboration, and service quality management.

Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory

The Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory (CSSL) educational and research activities center on electromagnetic (EM) phenomena either directly or as tools for probing the structure and dynamics of the atmosphere and ionosphere. For example, we are using a variety of radar, lidar, radiometer, and rocket-borne probing techniques to investigate atmospheric and ionospheric processes and coupling between atmospheric regions. Much of the instrumentation is conceived, designed, and built in-house. CSSL is also concerned with the study of EM phenomena, such as pulse propagation and scattering in a variety of media, and with the design of antennas. We utilize an array of computer codes to study EM processes and to visualize these and other processes.

Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab

The Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab is engaged in exciting and innovative research in the areas of computational electromagnetics and optics, antenna theory and design, phased array antenna systems (including ultra-wideband arrays and reconfigurable beam-scanning metamaterial lenses), microwave devices, wireless and personal communication systems (including body area networks and associated on-body/off-body propagation modes), wearable and e-textile antennas, RFID tag antennas, conformal antennas, tunable and reconfigurable antennas, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic wave interactions with complex media, metamaterials and metasurfaces (including novel RF/optical coatings, near-perfect super-octave absorbers, electromagnetic band gap structures, negative-, zero-, low- and high-index materials), transformation optics, nanoscale electromagnetics (including nanoantennas, quasicrystals, and a variety of other photonic and plasmonic devices), and bio-inspired electromagnetic/optical design. We are also actively involved in fundamental investigations at the cutting-edge between mathematics and electromagnetics in such areas as Fibonacci numbers, fractal geometry, knot theory, and aperiodic tiling theory. The lab is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in the development and application of nature-inspired optimization techniques (e.g. genetic algorithms, clonal selection algorithms, particle swarm, wind driven optimization, and various other evolutionary programming schemes) to solve complex electromagnetic/optical design problems.

Computer Integrated Construction Research Program

The vision of the Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Program is to improve the design and construction process through improvements in the integration of computer applications. Through the years, our research has continued to expand with more people, and more diverse topic areas such as visualization, project delivery methods, energy efficiency, augmented reality, virtual reality, educational gaming, and many others. While we continue to explore new topics, we always maintain the focus on process improvement, and how technology can be leveraged to achieve improved project and professional outcomes. We are very proud of our research accomplishments through the years, but we take even greater pride in the many students who have graduated from Penn State and are making an impact in the Construction Industry.

Electro-Optics Center

The Electro-Optics Center is a hybrid between the best components of a university and those of private industry, allowing access to the university's researchers and scientists, its state-of-the-art facilities, and leading edge research. Our staff, comprised primarily of former industry and DoD personnel, brings experience in exceeding sponsor and corporate expectations. Through the application of this hybrid model, the Center is able to provide its sponsors with solutions that combine leading edge research with on-time and on-budget deliveries.

Electrochemical Engine Center

The Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC) was founded in 1997 as the Multiphase Transport and Electrochemical Engine Laboratory by the present director, Dr. Chao-Yang Wang. The mission of the ECEC is to conduct fundamental and applied research on fuel cells and advanced batteries for electric propulsion, stationary power generation and portable electronics.
The research group has a unique combination of both computational and experimental capabilities. The computational modeling allows for the relatively easy and rapid testing of hypotheses aimed at improving the performance of electrochemical devices, while the experimental testing provides a method of verifying the most promising hypotheses. The experimental results can then feed back information to improve the models.
The ECEC has collaborating faculty and researchers from academia, national labs and many vehicle manufacturers. The interdisciplinary nature of the center includes expertise in thermal-fluid transport, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and reacting flows, computational fluid dynamics and experimental design and testing. This multitude of individual talents allows the ECEC to solve a wide variety of problems encompassing several disciplines.

Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute

In 1999, the College of Engineering formed what is now called the Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute (E3I) to highlight environmental research and educational activities in the College.
Engineers work on many different environmental topics including water purification, thermoacoustics using benign gases for cooling, analysis of indoor environments to provide safe living spaces, the development and application of remote sensing platforms for studying the environment, and others outlined on this website.
The E3I now also focuses on energy research and education as well, with notable research work in biofuels production, solar, and wind energy research.

Facilities Engineering Institute

PSFEI provides facility engineering services to eleven state agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government's General Services Administration. PSFEI's broad array of facility services includes training facility operators and managers, conducting facility assessments, troubleshooting problems, and developing solutions and strategies for facility owners. PSFEI has specific expertise in energy efficiency and sustainability, energy markets, building infrastructure, and facilities information management.

Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium

The Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium (FDRC) is a collaborative PSU platform for basic and applied research in fluid dynamics
The consortium mission is to develop, validate and advance state-of-the-technology computational mechanics and experimental methods for:
Basic physics research
Device and concept analysis
Design guidance/tools
In fulfilling this mission, the FDRC will facilitate interactions and collaborations across the units at Penn State where fluid dynamics research is conducted. Members of FDRC include Penn State academic and research faculty and graduate students.

High Pressure Combustion Laboratory

Research at the High Pressure Combustion Laboratory (HPCL), located at the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University, has been concentrated in the area of combustion of gaseous, solid, liquid, and gelled propellants for rocket and gun propulsion systems, solid fuels for ramjets and hybrid propulsion systems, and metal combustion. Recently, the scope has been expanded further to cover combustion of airbag propellants, flammability/explosion limit determination of gaseous reactants for commercial applications, and study ablation/erosion of rocket nozzle, internal insulation, and heat-shield materials.

Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences

The Huck Institutes are dedicated to strengthening research in the life sciences, preparing students for successful careers, and encouraging new perspectives across disciplinary boundaries

Hydrogen Energy Center

Hydrogen energy research is one of several important energy-related topics at Penn State. Many faculty, staff, and students at the university are working with collaborators in industry and our National Laboratories on hydrogen storage, production, and utilization. They are inventing new hydrogen technologies and contributing to the growth of a hydrogen infrastructure in Pennsylvania, the United States, and at various locations around the world.

Indoor Environment Center

The Indoor Environment Center (IEC) conducts research in a wide variety of areas using multidisciplinary teams, for example, lighting and mechanical systems researchers collaborating to identify toplighting strategies that minimize the combined energy use of lighting and HVAC systems. This section contains brief descriptions of major IEC research areas and synopses of current and past IEC research projects. More information can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigators for each project.

Institute for CyberScience

The problems targeted by ICS, in collaboration with other Penn State institutes, include infectious diseases, global energy needs, personalized therapies and materials design. Some of these problems may eventually be solved with virtual worlds where viruses can emerge, multiply and evolve; programs for real-time personalized therapies; and tailored nanoscale materials that can be designed and created. One area of critical importance is in data management and mining, which can aid in model discovery and simulation-based data collection from observatories viewing watersheds, ocean systems or any biologically complex population. The institute targets high-impact, large-scale research tied to improving life on Earth through the environment, biological sciences and innovation.

Institute of Energy and the Environment

The mission of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is to expand Penn State’s capacity to pursue the newest frontiers in energy and environmental research by encouraging cooperation across disciplines and engaging the participation of local, state, federal, and international stakeholders.

Institute of Networking and Security Research

Research areas include network science, including wireless mobile networks, information theory and security, and serve as a focal point to the Penn State community for all aspects of communication networks and computer and communications and security.

International Center for Actuators and Transducers

The International Center for Actuators and Transducers (ICAT) at Penn State aims to become the world center for fundamental research on actuator and transducer materials, the design and fabrication process, as well as the applications of solid state actuators to precision machines, micro positioners, ultrasonic motors, etc.
The Center was established in April, 1992, to study the piezoelectric actuators and transducers, and the related fundamental science. ICAT has also been designed to provide the most effective transfer of this information and knowledge to the participating corporations.

Larson Transportation Institute

The Larson Institute engages with scores of federal, state, municipal, private, and international sponsors in research, educational and technology transfer activities. Its programs deliver cutting-edge research and career-forming educational experiences. The range and interplay of academic disciplines combined with world-class facilities carry forward key solutions for society while forming and training current and future leaders of government, industry, and academia.

Ground-breaking energy research, innovative roadway safety improvements, crash tests that underscore the importance of both driver and passenger safety, infrastructure work that improves national security while saving time and tax dollars -- all of these underscore the Larson Institute's broad pathway and enduring vision for service.

Materials Research Institute

Researchers from five academic colleges and 15 departments from the physical, engineering and life sciences are part of the Materials Research Institute, which along with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, has found a new home in the Millennium Science Complex.

Microsystems Design Laboratory

With research projects supported by NSF, DARPA, Honda, Toyota (and many more), the Microsystems Design Lab focuses on specific architectural and system-based research fields, ranging from the design of thermal and power aware circuits and systems, reliable systems, and embedded systems to nanotechnology.

Mid-Atlantic Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partner Center

The Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center helps organizations to locate, design, and implement economically viable distributed energy projects that make appropriate use of their recoverable waste heat. All buildings need electric power for lighting and operating equipment and appliances, and are good candidates for benefiting from integrated energy systems.

Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence

Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence seeks to research key issues and develop innovative solutions through three major activities:

1. The Annual Construction Roundtable provides a mechanism for industry to share thoughts and identify critical industry issues. Together, PACE members define problems and brainstorm new methods for cost effective integration of building planning, design, construction, and operation.

2. The Research Seminar provides a forum to present the results of PACE research projects of interest to members of the building industry. A combination of industry and student presentations highlight this event.

3. Specialized Faculty Projects are offered to companies by individual PACE faculty members. These activities include sponsored research projects and assistance with the implementation of research results.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing. The Center conducts applied research, fosters the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfers appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Photonics for Communication, Sensing, and Illumination Center

PCSI’s approach to research centers on inter-connected, solid foundation for user-inspired fundamental research in advanced photonic materials, devices, systems, and packaging (including laser machining, coating technologies, etc.)

Protective Technology Center

The Protective Technology Center is a multidisciplinary center focusing on protecting civil infrastructure from natural or man-made threats and dealing with the aftereffects of an event. The Center fosters and expands collaboration amongst faculty and students to facilitate finding solutions to these problems, be it at a smaller scale that focuses on specific chemical compounds or material constituents or a larger scale that focuses on a large transportation grid.

Radiation Science and Engineering Center

The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) was established to manage Penn State's comprehensive nuclear research facilities, including the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Gamma Irradiation Facility, radioactive sources and radiation measurement resources. The RESC provides safe nuclear analytical and testing facilities in support of the research and education activities of faculty, staff, and students at Penn State, while educating the general public about the application of nuclear energy in society.

Social Science Research Institute

Our mission is to foster research that addresses critical human and social problems at the local, national, and international levels. We do so by bringing together researchers from different disciplines around emerging areas of study, and by providing consultation, financial support, shared, accessible infrastructure, and services to social scientists at Penn State.

Sustainability Institute

The Sustainability Institute (SI) was created to lead Penn State toward the University’s sustainability mission: a comprehensive integration of sustainability into the University’s research, teaching, outreach, and operations that prepares students, faculty, and staff to be sustainability leaders in their professional, personal, and civic lives.

Turbine Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics Group

The Turbine Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics Group, in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, brings together two laboratories working on advanced topics in convective heat transfer for gas turbine engines. The Experimental and Computational Convection Laboratory (ExCCL) conducts studies of fundamental turbulence and applied convective heat transfer. Subjects being researched include interactions between the highly turbulent combustor flow and the downstream turbine, endwall secondary flow effects, and turbine blade cooling techniques. These problems are approached both experimentally as well as computationally. The Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) lab contains a new test turbine facility that is capable of testing true scale turbine hardware. The focus of START is on increasing turbine efficiencies through improved seals that reduce leakages between turbine components. Also of primary interest is better understanding of airfoil heat transfer under rotating conditions.

Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence

The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence " one of three Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence in the United States " engages in a wide range of research and education activities related to vertical flight technology.
Approximately 60 full-time graduate students work on projects related to dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics, flight control and simulation, icing, HUMS, smart structures, and advanced design of rotary-wing vehicles.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics and Vibrations Associated with Mechanical Systems
  • Adaptive Structures
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Air-breathing Propulsion
  • Alternative Energy Devices and Systems
  • Animal Waste Management
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Astrodynamics and Orbital Mechanics
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Batteries, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells
  • Bio-Inspired Materials
  • Biomass Harvest Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Brain Science and Neural Engineering
  • Building Illumination Systems
  • Building Information Modeling and Control Systems
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Combustion
  • Composite Materials
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Electromagnetics for Antennas and Metamaterials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Hydrology
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Concrete and Cementitious Materials
  • Design Decision Making
  • Design Visualization
  • Drug Delivery
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Energy Infrastructure, Generation, Storage
  • Engineering for Animal Welfare
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Flight Vehicle Systems Engineering
  • Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Helicopters and Rotorcraft
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Information Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Systems for Specialty Crops
  • Manufacturing Process Modeling, Diagnostics, Prognostics, Control
  • Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, Devices
  • Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Multi-Hazard Resistant Structures
  • Multiscale Biomechanics
  • Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling
  • Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
  • Neural Networks
  • Neural, Cardiovascular, Metabolic Engineering
  • Nuclear Power and Safety
  • Nuclear Reactor Materials, Design, Safety
  • Operations Research and Data Analytics
  • Optoelectronics, Photonics, Lasers
  • Power Grids and Energy Modeling
  • Radar and Lidar Remote Sensing
  • Regenerative Functional Tissue Engineering
  • Rocket and Space Propulsion
  • Service Systems and Supply Chain Engineering
  • Signal and Imaging Processing
  • Structural and System Health Monitoring
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Design
  • Traffic Flow Analysis
  • Transportation Safety
  • Turbomachinery
  • Turbulence
  • Two-Phase Flow and Thermal Hydraulics
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Micro- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Wireless Communications and Networks

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Admittance required in one of the programs.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Acoustics
Appointments: 2 2 9 0 13
Stipends: $3,381 $1,998 $1,993 $0
Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 4 13 23 0 40
Stipends: $3,358 $2,138 $2,116 $0
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 28 0 28
Stipends: $0 $0 $1,904 $0
Architectural Engineering
Appointments: 0 7 13 0 20
Stipends: $0 $1,956 $1,778 $0
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 2 17 31 0 50
Stipends: $2,508 $1,988 $2,090 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 19 13 57 0 89
Stipends: $2,520 $2,273 $2,197 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 6 24 19 0 49
Stipends: $3,208 $2,080 $1,984 $0
College of Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 9 0 11
Stipends: $0 $1,821 $1,792 $0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Appointments: 11 97 143 0 251
Stipends: $2,726 $2,012 $2,135 $0
Energy and Mineral Engineering
Appointments: 0 22 39 0 61
Stipends: $0 $1,903 $1,903 $0
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Appointments: 3 28 31 0 62
Stipends: $3,194 $2,059 $2,176 $0
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Appointments: 4 24 24 0 52
Stipends: $2,876 $1,995 $1,886 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 9 11 148 0 168
Stipends: $2,372 $2,093 $2,093 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 3 76 105 0 184
Stipends: $2,829 $2,242 $2,227 $0
Nuclear Engineering
Appointments: 1 7 4 0 12
Stipends: $2,500 $2,295 $2,233 $0
School of Design, Technology and Professional Programs
Appointments: 0 0 4 0 4
Stipends: $0 $0 $2,043 $0
All Total Appointments 64 347 692 0 1103

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Head of Engineering Technology

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Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree Other
Associate B.S. None

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Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs Sven Bilen Electrical/Electronics Eng. Tech.

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Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs Electrical/Electronics Eng. Tech.

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
For the B.S. degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 130-131 credits is required. This program is accredited at Penn State Altoona, Penn State Berks, Penn State New Kensington, and Penn State York of the University College by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Master's Degree Requirements

N/A

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Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs
  1. Electric Machines/Motor Controls
  2. Power Electronics
  3. Multiscale Mechanics
  4. Computational Nanoscience
  5. Power Conversion/Electronics
  6. Computational Solid/Fluid Mechanics
  7. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Battery Charging on Electrical Distribution Infrastructure
  8. Sliding Mode Control and Applications
  9. Aluminum/Water Combustion
  10. Solid Fuel Pyrolysis

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Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Tau Alpha Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers

Local Groups

  • Engineering Club
  • IEEE Student Chapter
  • Math Club
  • Penn State Altoona Motorsports Club
  • Penn State Altoona Rocket Club
  • Science Club

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Local Groups

  • Adult Student Organization
  • Being United for Social Transformation
  • Black Student Union
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Catholic Campus Community
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Girl Story
  • International Student Association
  • International Worship
  • Jewish Student Association
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Multicultural Club
  • STEP Team
  • Students About Living Truth

Other Student Support Programs

Learning Resources Center"provides tutoring assistance
Health and Wellness Center"provides health, counseling, psychiatric, and disability services

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Student capstone design projects are team-based activities with teams typically consisting of 2 or 3 students. Because the EMET program has a fundamental focus on automation and automated controls, to be acceptable a student project must incorporate mechanical elements (structures, gears, mechanical manipulators, etc.), electrical elements (power sources, student-developed analog or digital circuits, etc.), instrumentation to detect environmental data, and an automation process that ties all of these elements together.

Fall 2013 Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Senior Design Projects:
*Hard Faced Welder
*BallBot
*PLC Lab Module
"EV Bike
*Band Saw
*Plasma Cutter
*Elect Gym
*Golf Machine
*Paper Punch
*Automatic Guitar Tune
*Automated Maze-Solving Robot
*Automated, Rotating Magnetic Levitation System
*Automated Inverting Pendulum System
*Automated Paint-Ball Targeting and Firing System
*Automated Bar Code Sorting System

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College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering 21 baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of 180 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Altoona College offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university.

As a campus of the Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Berks provides the rich opportunities of a world-class research university in a small and supportive college environment. Our talented and award-winning faculty pride themselves on their commitment to students and the teaching of their discipline. Berks faculty are also dedicated researchers who seek creative ways of integrating their scholarship with their teaching and service to the profession and community.

Because we are a small and close-knit college community, at Penn State Berks students are known by name and enjoy a multitude of opportunities to hone their leadership skills, artistic and creative talents, and athletic interests. Students also have many academic opportunities and choices at Penn State Berks where they can choose amongst 23 four- and two-year degrees that can be completed at the college, or select amongst the 160 Penn State majors that can be started here and finished at another Penn State campus.

Located 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, Penn State New Kensington is one of 24 state-wide campuses that comprise Penn State, a comprehensive, student-centered, world-renowned research university, rich in history, educational success and alumni pride. Our students have access to more than 160 Penn State degree programs offered throughout the system. Whether you start at our campus and finish your studies at another campus, or stay at New Kensington to earn one of our nine bachelor’s or five associate degrees, you earn a Penn State degree that is recognized globally for its quality. Because we focus on teaching practical skills to prepare our students, a Penn State degree is the number one degree sought by company recruiters.

Welcome to Penn State York! Located in the beautiful countryside of south-central Pennsylvania, our faculty and staff provide a wealth of opportunities for students to learn and engage in education to pursue successful careers as well as advance their careers. We offer a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate courses to meet the needs of our local students, international students, as well as our community.

We are Penn State " we are part of a large, vibrant, research intensive university, rich in character, history, educational success, and alumni pride. Our students have access to all the Penn State degree programs offered throughout the system at University Park as well as the nineteen campuses across the Commonwealth.



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Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs 3 8 4 15
Totals: 3 8 4 15

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs 26 13 39 6.65
Totals: 26 13 39 6.65

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
School of Engineering, Technology, and Professional Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1

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Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

High School Course Requirements for 4-Year Degrees
Minimum high school course requirements for admission to baccalaureate (four-year) degree programs are listed below.
English"Four units, including one unit each in composition and literature, are required.
Social Studies/Art/Humanities"Three units in any combination of social studies, arts, and humanities are required.
World Language"Two units in a single world language other than English are required. However, a student may be admitted with fewer than two units in a world language other than English, but must correct this deficiency by the time s/he earns 60 credits or graduates from Penn State, whichever comes first. This deficiency may be corrected by passing one three- or four-credit college level world language course or by demonstrating proficiency equivalent to two units of high school world language study.
Either a third unit in the same language or an additional unit in a second world language other than English is recommended.
Science"Three units of science are required.
Math"Three units of mathematics are required (four are recommended), selected from any combination of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. One-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math within the required three units.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Same as above.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology applicants, regardless of residency status, must meet the College of Engineering's minimum Carnegie unit requirements (or their equivalents) for baccalaureate admission. Carnegie requirements include 4 units of English, including one unit each in composition and literature; 3 units of math (4 are recommended) selected from any combination of algebra, geometry and trigonometry with one-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math within the required 3 units; 5 units of arts/humanities/social studies/world language; 3 units of science (some preparation in chemistry and physics is advised). These Carnegie units are required for first-year (freshmen) and advanced standing (transfer) applicants.

There are no "cut-offs" for high school grades nor SAT/ACT scores for Penn State admission. Penn State evaluates the strength of an applicant's academic record with high school grades (9th-11th grades) carrying about 2/3 the weight, standardized test scores (SAT & ACT treated equally) about 1/3 the weight. Each of Penn State's 20 campuses determines the strength of record required for admission to that campus. All College of Engineering applicants, including Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, must meet the same strength-of-academic-record for admission to the requested campus regardless of the intended engineering major.

Undergraduate Admissions Office staff who are trained to evaluate international high school/secondary school transcripts review those records and determine whether an international applicant meets the College of Engineering's Carnegie unit requirements and the requested campus's strength-of-academic-record requirement.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Please see Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students.

Residency Requirements

Same admission criteria for in- or out-of-state status.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

For all Engineering Technology degrees, send to campus contact for clearance for review by program coordinator at campus. Send adults lacking one Carnegie unit to campus for review. Generally all students who meet the College of Engineering entrance requirements are accepted into the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology major.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students:
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students:

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $16,952 $31,434
Room & Board: $11,230 $11,230
Books & Supplies: $1,840 $1,840
Other Expenses: $948 $948
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form

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New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 86
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 62
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 46
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 33%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 590 510
Reading Range: 550 450
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1120 956
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

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Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology 93 83 105 123 404 96
Totals: 93 83 105 123 404 96

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Men 1 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 73 7 1 0 86 9
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 1
Totals: 1 0 3 0 7 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 78 8 1 0 93 10

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Men 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 71 8 1 0 82 10
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Totals: 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 72 10 1 0 83 12

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 91 17 2 0 100 18
Women 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 1
Totals: 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 95 17 2 0 105 19

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Men 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 106 48 1 0 117 55
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 111 48 1 0 123 55

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 1 2 0 1 6 0 114 2 127 124 3
Totals: 1 1 2 0 1 6 0 114 2 127 124 3

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 111 3 2 0 127
Totals: 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 111 3 2 0 127

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Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology yes 4.00 Day None