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Engineering (GE)

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering provides students with a broad foundation in engineering with specialization in a technically and professionally relevant topic. Students choose between the Multidisciplinary Engineering Design option offered at Abington, Brandywine and Great Valley campuses, Applied Materials option offered at the DuBois campus or the Alternative Energy and Power Generation option offered at the Hazleton campus.

From this degree program, students will acquire the ability to work as members of a team toward successful attainment of a common goal, thus preparing them to work in for-profit or nonprofit organizations or to further their studies in graduate school. Typical employment for Bachelor of Science Engineering graduates includes positions such as engineer, product engineer, process engineer, manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and materials engineer. With employment opportunities such as these and others, graduates or the Engineering program can attain professional and economically sustaining employment in their desired regional area. 

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Engineering, General Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Engineering Science Program Criteria.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is offered at the following locations: Penn State Abington, Penn State Brandywine, and Penn State Great Valley; Penn State DuBois; and Penn State Hazelton.

Program Educational Objectives:

The Engineering program offers a broad and cross-disciplinary curriculum that prepares students in a variety of technical areas and professional skills for the practice and future development in their profession. Due to their experience in our program, within few years of graduation, we expect our graduates to have the ability to:

  • Practice engineering in their chosen area in the private industry or the government.
  • Assume an increasing level of responsibility and leadership within their respective organizations.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders in multidisciplinary, advanced technological and multicultural work environments.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to ethical practice with sensitivity for environmental, societal, and economic contexts at local and global levels.
  • Engage in continuous learning through graduate school, professional training programs, and independent study.

Student Outcomes:

Student outcomes are knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students should demonstrate by the time of graduation. 
Graduates of the Engineering (GE) program should have:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Enrollment in Engineering Program
Campus 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Abington 4 14 15 14 21
Brandywine 6 8 8 13 13
DuBois 6 8 10 8 10
Hazelton 15 14 12 20 20
Degrees Awarded in Engineering Program
Campus 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Abington 0 2 7 3
Brandywine 0 5 1 4
DuBois 3 2 4 3
Hazelton 5 10 3 7

Contact information 

Penn State Abington
Robert Avanzato

Penn State Brandywine
Asad Azemi

Penn State DuBois
Daudi Waryoba

Penn State Great Valley
Sally Richmond

Penn State Hazelton
Joseph Ranalli



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