Penn State Erie, The Behrend College - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Mailing Address: School of Engineering
5101 Jordan Road
City: Erie
State: PA
Postal Code: 165631701
Country: United States
Phone 814-898-6153
Fax: 814-898-6125
Website: http://psbehrend.psu.edu/school-of-engineering

Head of Institution

Ralph Ford
Chancellor
Chancellor's Office
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-0101
Phone: 814-898-6160
Fax: 814-898-6461
RMF7@psu.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Sherry Johnson
Administrative Support Assistant
School of Engineering
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563-1701
Phone: 814-898-6316
Fax: 814-898-6125
SDC4@psu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Mary-Ellen Madigan
Senior Director, Enrollment Management
Metzgar Admissions and Alumni Center
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Metzgar Building
5851 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1701
Phone: 814-898-6100
Fax: 814-898-6044
MEA1@psu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Dipo Onipede
Associate Director of Academics
School of Engineering
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
Phone: 814-898-6521
Fax: 814-898-6125
OUO1@psu.edu

Engineering Technology College Inquiries

Dipo Onipede
Associate Director of Academics
School of Engineering
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
Phone: 814-898-6521
Fax: 814-898-6125
OUO1@psu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Erie
This city's population (approx.): 280,000
Distance from Main Campus: 5

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 4,420
Total Graduate enrollment: 146
Total Professional and other enrollment: 4,566

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

The minimum high school units required for admission to baccalaureate degree programs are as follows:

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 graduates from Penn State. 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, required for all majors. Preparation in chemistry and physics is recommended but not required.

MATH - Three units are required (four are recommended), selected from any combination of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Also required by the School of Engineering, School of Business and School of Science: one-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math within the required three units.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Russell Warley
Director
School of Engineering
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563-1701
Phone: 814-898-6153
Fax: 814-898-6125
RLW27@psu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. without thesis, but with project or report

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Computer Engineering Undergraduate Thomas Hemminger Computer Engineering
Computer Science Undergraduate Meng Su Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Thomas Hemminger Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Russell Warley Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree Graduate Dipo Onipede Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate William Lasher Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering Undergraduate Russell Warley Other Engineering Disciplines
Software Engineering Undergraduate Meng Su Computer Engineering

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 Energy Research Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Applied Research and Design Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Engineering K-12 Outreach Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Medical Plastics Center of Excellence Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines
Software Engineering Software Engineering (B.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree Manufacturing Management Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade-point average of at least 2.00; achieve an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00. A student must earn a C grade or better in all 300- and 400-level courses within all prescribed courses for a major.

For B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, a minimum of 129 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Computer Science, a minimum of 123 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, a minimum of 130 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a minimum of 129 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, a minimum of 130 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Software Engineering, a minimum of 126 credits are required.

Master's Degree Requirements

For the QMM degree in Masters of Manufacturing Management, a minimum of 32 credits are required.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Computer Engineering
  1. Digital Design
  2. VLSI Systems and Design
  3. Computer Architecture
  4. Embedded Systems
  5. Computer Arithmetic
  6. ASIC Design
Computer Science
  1. Java Technology
  2. Simulation
  3. Computer Networks
  4. P-12 STEM Outreach
  5. Bioinformatics
  6. Data Mining
Electrical Engineering
  1. Microwave and Wireless Engineering
  2. Microelectronics
  3. Signal Processing
  4. Electromagnetics
  5. Digital Systems
  6. Linear Circuits
Industrial Engineering
  1. Healthcare Research
  2. Clinical Practice Evolution
  3. Communication in Healthcare
  4. Decision Making Methods
  5. Manufacturing Systems
  6. Patient Safety
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree
  1. Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Manufacturing Management
  3. Quality and Lean Manufacturing
  4. Leadership and Communication
  5. Engineering and Management
  6. Global Enterprise
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Thermodynamics
  2. Control Theory
  3. Engineering Mechanics
  4. Design Theory
  5. Computer Aided Engineering
  6. Machine Design
School of Engineering
  1. Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
  2. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  4. Plastics Engineering Technology
  5. Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology
  6. Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies
Software Engineering
  1. Software Engineering
  2. Mobile Computing
  3. Object-Oriented Design
  4. Principles of Programming Language
  5. Software Architecture
  6. Software Testing

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Lambda Sigma
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Psi Chi
  • Tau Alpha Pi
  • Triangle Fraternity

Local Groups

  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Order of Omega (OoO)
  • Reality Check
  • Tau Beta Nu

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • Accounting Club
  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Foundryman's Soc.
  • Am. Mathematical Society
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. of Materials
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mathematical Assoc. of America
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Physics Students
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Agriculture Club
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Alternative Energy Club
  • Association for Women in Communications
  • Astronomy Club
  • Auto Club
  • Behrend Robotics Club
  • Biology Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Communications Club
  • Dance Team
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Engineering Ambassador Program
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Equestrian Club
  • Fantasy Gamers Club
  • Financial Management Association
  • Game Development Club
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma
  • IBE Club
  • International Business Club
  • Joy of Nursing
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Lacrosse Club
  • Lion Ambassadors
  • Management Information Systems Club
  • Marketing Club
  • Mathematics Club
  • Mechanical Engineering Club
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Political Science Society
  • Pre-Health Professions Club
  • Programming Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Round Table Society
  • Rugby Club
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Society of Software Engineering
  • Society of Undergraduate Economists
  • Spanish Club
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Phi Alpha

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Asian American Society of Engineers
  • Asian Student Organization
  • Association of Black Collegians
  • Human Relations Programming Council
  • International Business Club
  • International Student Organization
  • Irish American Society
  • Multi-Cultural Council (MCC)
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nanashi: The Anime Club
  • Organization of African and Caribbean Students
  • Organization of Latin American Students
  • Trigon
  • Women Today

Other Student Support Programs

New Student Orientation
DUS (Division of Undergraduate Studies)
Freshmen Interest Groups (FIG)
Learning Resource Center (tutoring)
Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC)
Career and Internship Fairs
Center for Adult Students
Nittany Lion Career Network
Reed Union Building Information Desk
Health and Wellness Center
Personal Counseling Center
Disability Services
Campus Ministries
Police Services
Campus Safety
Campus Loop & Bus Service
Bursar's Office
Early Learning Center
Smith Chapel and Center for Service Leadership
Fitness Center
Educational Equity and Diversity
International Student Services
Critical Incident Response Team
Veterans Affairs/Benefits
Educational Equity & Diversity Programs

LionPATH: Penn State's student information system. Provides students with access to their academic registration and financial records.
Students can enroll for classes, view/accept their financial aid awards, and view their tuition bills.

On-line resources: Academic Advising Handbook, Academic Advising Portal,Transfer Credit Evaluation Tool, College Information Chart, School of Engineering advising handbook

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students participate in senior design projects, many of which are industrially sponsored. These are team-oriented projects which are designed to solve specific problems. In consultation with the faculty advisor and industrial advisor, the student team carries out the entire project from needs identification, concept generation, design, project planning and reporting, to completed working hardware/software. The completed projects are then presented annually at the Richard J. Fasenmeyer Engineering Design Conference at the end of the spring semester.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

It is the Vision for the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend that we will be defined by and known for:

Our strong design-oriented baccalaureate level undergraduate engineering and engineering technology programs, characterized by close faculty/student interaction, preparing graduates for careers in the profession;

Our proactive processes to create paths to graduate education; Our unique interactive business/engineering environment and culture;

Our faculty's research and scholarship that contributes to the engineering and technology body of knowledge, supports our educational objectives, and serves the needs of industry;

Our applied research centers, focused on the critical technical needs of our constituents that can be met by the collective strength of our faculty; and
Our technical and educational outreach in support of our community.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Computer Engineering 0 1 1 2
Computer Science 0 3 3 6
Electrical Engineering 1 2 1 4
Industrial Engineering 0 1 4 5
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree 1 3 5 9
Mechanical Engineering 2 3 6 11
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering 0 2 1 3
Totals: 4 15 21 40

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
Computer Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Computer Science 4 0 4 0.00
Electrical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree 2 0 2 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 7 2 9 0.00
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 17 2 19 0.00

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
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

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
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 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
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 14 1

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
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Masters of Manufacturing Management Degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 2
School of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 0 17 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admissions Application
$65 application fee.
High school transcript, SAT or ACT
Any transcripts from other colleges attended
If applicable, any Advanced Placement scores.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

ENGLISH - Four units. Including one unit each in composition and literature.

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 graduates from Penn State. 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.
American Sign Language can be used to satisfy the World Language requirement.

SCIENCE - Three units, required for all majors. Preparation in chemistry and physics is recommended but not required.

MATH - Three units are required, selected from any combination of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Also required by the School of Engineering, School of Business and School of Science: one-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admission decisions are based on the following:
Academic Records:
Secondary School Records
Post -Secondary School Records
English Language Proficiency
Standardized Tests (SAT or ACT)
Special Program Requirements
An international applicant must certify that sufficient resources are available to cover expenses for the first calendar year at Penn State Behrend.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

A student shall be classified as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes if that student has a Pennsylvania domicile. A domicile is a person's existing and intended fixed, permanent and principal place of residence. A student whose presence in the Commonwealth is primarily for educational purposes shall be presumed to be a non-Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1. High school diploma or the equivalent and completion of the high school requirements listed earlier.
2. A cumulative collegiate grade-point average of 2.0 (higher for some majors).
3. Good standing at institutions previously attended.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $14,828
Room & Board: $10,926
Books & Supplies: $1,840
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term:
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), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for all the academic scholarships offered at Penn State Behrend. It is not necessary to complete an application. Upper-division students, however, must complete a scholarship application each January for the following year's awards. This single scholarship application considers the student for all scholarship opportunities at Penn State Behrend.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 950
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 901
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 429
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 670 560
Reading Range: 630 520
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1290 1100
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
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 31 28 20 19 98 4
Computer Science (B.S.) 42 33 22 13 110 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 32 28 19 25 104 12
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.) 2 10 0 0 12 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 13 18 14 26 71 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 144 129 101 131 505 16
Software Engineering (B.S.) 32 20 22 26 100 5
Undeclared 88 62 38 0 188 10
Totals: 384 328 236 240 1188 50

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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 17 1 2 0 29 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 39 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 0 0 28 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 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 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 109 1 1 0 125 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 19 0
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 30 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Undeclared
Men 9 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 55 1 1 0 72 1
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 16 0
Totals: 41 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 15 0 10 0 0 0 298 4 8 0 384 4

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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 25 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 20 2 0 0 31 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 24 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 14 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 96 2 2 0 113 2
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 16 0
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1 1 0 18 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Undeclared
Men 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 3 2 0 50 3
Women 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 12 0
Totals: 54 0 6 0 8 0 0 0 12 0 2 1 0 0 239 9 7 0 328 10

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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 15 1
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 21 1
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 16 1
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (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 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 81 5 0 0 89 5
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 12 0
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 30 5 0 0 35 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 15 0 5 0 0 1 11 1 7 0 1 0 197 12 0 0 236 14

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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 18 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 13 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 19 8 0 0 25 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (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 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 22 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 111 6 1 0 117 6
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 14 2
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 3 0 0 20 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 6 0
Undeclared
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
Totals: 0 0 13 1 4 0 1 0 10 0 3 0 1 0 202 21 6 0 240 22

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
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 18 2
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.) 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 16 11
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 75 12
Software Engineering (B.S.) 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 21 2
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 188 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188 160 28

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
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.) 0 0 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 75 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87
Software Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 160 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Concurrent and Sequential Majors Programs--At the baccalaureate or associate degree level, students may be approved for admission to more than one major under the Concurrent Majors Program. A Concurrent Majors Program is one in which students take courses to concurrently meet the requirements of at least two majors, with graduation for all majors in the program occurring during the same semester. Concurrent majors must all be at the baccalaureate or associate degree level. Under the Sequential Majors Program, upon graduation from an associate or baccalaureate degree program, a student may apply for re-enrollment in another undergraduate degree program.

Any student requesting more than one major program shall, for each major, meet the same acceptance standards and graduation requirements as met by all other students.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

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.
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
IBE (Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies) (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Software Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Undeclared no Both None

Engineering Technology Information

Head of Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Information

Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

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

Engineering Technology Information

Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option David Loker Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option David Loker Electrical/Electronics Eng. Tech.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Ed Evans Mechanical Engineering Technology
Plastics Engineering Technology Jon Meckley Other Eng. Technology Disciplines

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option Electrical/Electronics Eng. Tech.
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) Plastics Engineering Technology Other Eng. Technology Disciplines

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade-point average of at least 2.00; achieve an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00 within the prescribed courses for the major, and earn a C grade or better in all 300- and 400-level courses.

For the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, a minimum of 128 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Plastics Engineering Technology, a minimum of 134 credits are required.
For B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 131 credits are required.

Engineering Technology Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option
  1. Systems Design
  2. Computer Networking
  3. Microprocessors
  4. Software Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option
  1. Power Systems
  2. Controls
  3. Power Electronics
  4. Radar Systems
  5. Mechatronics
  6. Systems Design
Mechanical Engineering Technology
  1. Mechanical Design
  2. Machine Design
  3. Engineering Graphics
  4. Thermal and Structural Finite Element Analysis
  5. CAD
  6. Rapid Prototyping
Plastics Engineering Technology
  1. Advanced CAE
  2. CAE Simulation Tools
  3. Plastics Parts Design
  4. Plastics Processing
  5. Medical Plastics
  6. Blow Molding

Engineering Technology Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Lambda Sigma
  • Tau Alpha Pi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of Omega (OoO)
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Psi Chi
  • Reality Check
  • Tau Beta Nu
  • Triangle Fraternity
  • Zeta Beta Tau

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Mathematical Society
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. for Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Inst. of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Natl. Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Automotive Eng.
  • Soc. of Physics Students
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Eng.

Local Groups

  • ACM
  • Accounting Club
  • Agriculture Club
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Alternative Energy Club
  • American Foundrymen's Society
  • American Society of Materials.
  • Association for Women in Communications
  • Astronomy Club
  • Auto Club
  • Biology Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Communications Club
  • Dance Team
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • ECET Club
  • Engineering Ambassador Program
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Equestrian Club
  • Fantasy Gammers Club
  • Financial Management Association
  • Game Development Club
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma
  • IBE Club
  • Joy of Nursing
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Lacrosse Club
  • Lion Ambassadors
  • Management Information Systems Club
  • Marketing Club
  • Mathematical Assoc. of America
  • Mathematics Club
  • Mechanical Engineering Club
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Plastics Engineering Club
  • Political Science Society
  • Pre-Health Professionals Club
  • Programming Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Round Table Society
  • Rugby Club
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Society of Undergraduate Economists
  • Spanish Club
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Phi Alpha

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Asian American Society of Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Asian Student Organization
  • Association of Black Collegians
  • Human Relations Programming Council
  • International Business Club
  • International Student Organization
  • Irish American Society
  • Multi-Cultural Council (MCC)
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nanashi: The Anime Club
  • Organization of African and Caribbean Students
  • Organization of Latin American Students
  • Trigon
  • Women Today

Other Student Support Programs

New Student Orientation
DUS (Division of Undergraduate Studies)
Freshmen Interest Groups (FIG)
Learning Resource Center (tutoring)
Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC)
Career and Internship Fairs
Center for Adult Students
Nittany Lion Career Network
Reed Union Building Information Desk
Health and Wellness Center
Personal Counseling Center
Disability Services
Campus Ministries
Police Services
Campus Safety
Campus Loop & Bus Service
Bursar's Office
Early Learning Center
Smith Chapel and Center for Service Leadership
Fitness Center
Educational Equity and Diversity
International Student Services
Critical Incident Response Team
Veterans Affairs/Benefits
Educational Equity & Diversity Programs

LionPATH: Penn State's student information system. Provides students with access to their academic registration and financial records.
Students can enroll for classes, view/accept their financial aid awards, and view their tuition bills.

On-line resources: Academic Advising Handbook, Academic Advising Portal,Transfer Credit Evaluation Tool, College Information Chart, School of Engineering advising handbook

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students participate in senior design projects, many of which are industrially sponsored. These are team-oriented projects which are designed to solve specific problems. In consultation with the faculty advisor and industrial advisor, the student team carries out the entire project from needs identification, concept generation, design, project planning and reporting, to completed working hardware/software. The completed projects are then presented annually at the Richard J. Fasenmeyer Engineering Design Conference at the end of the spring semester.

Engineering Technology Information

College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

It is the Vision for the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend that we will be defined by and known for:

Our strong design-oriented baccalaureate level undergraduate engineering and engineering technology programs, characterized by close faculty/student interaction, preparing graduates for careers in the profession;

Our proactive processes to create paths to graduate education;
Our unique interactive business/engineering environment and culture;

Our faculty's research and scholarship that contributes to the engineering and technology body of knowledge, supports our educational objectives, and serves the needs of industry;

Our applied research centers, focused on the critical technical needs of our constituents that can be met by the collective strength of our faculty; and
Our technical and educational outreach in support of our community.

Engineering Technology Information

Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option 0 1 1 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option 0 1 1 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 2 5
Plastics Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Totals: 0 8 4 12

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option 3 1 4 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option 3 1 4 0.00
Mechanical Engineering Technology 8 1 9 0.00
Plastics Engineering Technology 5 1 6 0.00
Totals: 19 4 23 0.00

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
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plastics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Plastics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 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
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, CET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, EET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Plastics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0

Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

Admissions Application
$65 application fee.
High school transcript, SAT or ACT
Any transcripts from other colleges attended
If applicable, any Advanced Placement scores.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

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 graduates from Penn State. 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, required for all majors. Preparation in chemistry and physics is recommended but not required.

MATH - Three units are required (four are recommended), selected from any combination of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Also required by the School of Engineering, School of Business and School of Science: one-half unit of trigonometry or higher level math within the required three units.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admission decisions are based on the following:
Academic Records:
Secondary School Records
Post -Secondary School Records
English Language Proficiency
Standardized Tests (SAT or ACT)
Special Program Requirements
An international applicant must certify that sufficient resources are available to cover expenses for the first calendar year at Penn State Behrend.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

A student shall be classified as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes if that student has a Pennsylvania domicile. A domicile is a person's existing and intended fixed, permanent and principal place of residence. A student who presence in the Commonwealth is primarily for educational purposes shall be presumed to be a non-Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1. High school diploma or the equivalent and completion of the high school requirements listed earlier.
2. A cumulative collegiate grade-point average of 2.0. (higher for some majors).
3. Good standing at institutions previously attended.

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:

Engineering Technology

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $14,828
Room & Board: $10,926
Books & Supplies: $1,840
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term:
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), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for all the academic scholarships offered at Penn State Behrend. It is not necessary to complete an application. Upper-division students, however, must complete a scholarship application each January for the following year's awards. This single scholarship application considers the student for all scholarship opportunities at Penn State Behrend.

Engineering Technology

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 87
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 68
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 52
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 610 540
Reading Range: 590 500
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1200 1050
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Engineering Technology

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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option 0 0 0 11 11 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option 11 5 10 0 26 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) 28 38 31 37 134 10
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) 29 42 36 60 167 4
Totals: 68 85 77 108 338 16

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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option
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 & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 1 0 0 27 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 27 0 0 0 28 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 64 1 0 0 68 2

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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option
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 & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 1 0 38 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1 0 0 34 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 80 2 1 0 85 2

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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option
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 & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 3 0 0 31 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 0 0 33 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 72 5 0 0 77 5

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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option
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
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 29 2 0 0 34 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 3
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 1 0 0 43 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 102 6 0 0 108 7

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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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 28 0
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 19 3
Totals: 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 56 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
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 0 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Totals: 0 0 56 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59

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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.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), CET Option yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), EET Option yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None