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Engineering Technology


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.
Englishâ€"Four units, including one unit each in composition and literature, are required.
Social Studies/Art/Humanitiesâ€"Three units in any combination of social studies, arts, and humanities are required.
World Languageâ€"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.
Scienceâ€"Three units of science are required.
Mathâ€"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: