Associate Degrees

SEDI offers four associate engineering technology and commonwealth engineering degrees. 

Why Choose an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology?


Assuming you are registered as a full-time student, you can get an associate's degree in engineering technology in two years. 


Associate degrees require fewer general educations than bachelor's degrees. If engineering technology is the right career path for you, an associate degree will let you focus on core courses in a shorter amount of time. 

Future Education

If you enjoy engineering technology and want to pursue further education, you can apply these courses towards a bachelor's degree in engineering technology. 

Job Availability

Industries throughout the nation seek engineering technologists and technicians. Penn State's engineering technology program has a high placement percentage rate for its associate degree graduates in these industries. 



The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

304 Engineering Design and Innovation Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952