Prospective Engineering Science Undergraduate Students
Welcome to our Engineering Science program. We hope you find it easy to navigate our website. If you are interested in, and excel at, science and math and want to use your skills in these areas to research, develop, and design new products and processes in a wide variety of fields then the engineering science curriculum is an excellent choice for you. Due to the breadth of the curriculum, graduates have many career options, are well-prepared for advanced study, and often become team leaders. The average starting salary for an engineering science graduate is one of the highest in the college of engineering.
Enjoy your visit to our website and let us know if you have questions. We would love to hear from you.
P. B. Breneman Department Head Chair
The Pennsylvania State University
212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg.
University Park PA 16802-1401
About the curriculum:
The Engineering Science major is a multidisciplinary honors program that provides a broad foundation in the sciences and associated mathematics that underlie engineering; such as mechanics, materials, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, and computational analysis. Students obtain depth of knowledge through technical electives and an honors thesis. Many students continue their studies in graduate school.
The Penn State Engineering Science graduate has a solid understanding of the analytical, interpretive and extrapolative aspects of engineering. This unique knowledge enables the graduate to bridge the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. Many engineering scientists research, develop, and design new materials, devices, sensors, and processes for a diverse range of applications. Because of the breadth of their training, they are well prepared to lead interdisciplinary teams and work in a wide variety of areas.
Undergraduate Program Guide - detailed information about degree requirements.
The Engineering Science and Mechanics department is celebrating 50 Years of honors education.
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Opportunities for students . . .
Research experience for Engineering Science majors enables you to work directly with faculty and graduate students, Cooperative education, Integrated Undergraduate Graduate program, Society of Engineering Science student chapter, study abroad, department/college/university/national fellowships, double major with EE, ME, Physics, and BIOE for example, minors in EMCH and Physics for example.
For more, please visit our undergraduate opportunities pages.
Opportunities for graduates . . .
Many Engineering Science graduates obtain advanced degrees from institutions such as: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Michigan, Penn State, Stanford, UC Berkeley or medical school or law school; others work for companies like: AT&T, Bechtel Bettis, Dupont, ExxonMobil, Ford, GE, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, and government agencies such as the Naval Research Lab and the US Patent Office.