Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student in the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, you will be part of a tight-knit, collegial environment that offers a comprehensive education, fosters innovation and creative thinking, and prepares students for advanced studies and careers in leadership positions in a diverse array of scientific and engineering endeavors.

For undergraduates, we offer a unique, multidisciplinary Engineering Science program where students forgo specialization in a single engineering discipline in exchange for a deeper and broader perspective of science and engineering.

The undergraduate curriculum is designed for students who seek to link science with the engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil, and biomedical, and who want to gain a thorough understanding of the analytical, interpretive, and extrapolative aspects of engineering. The courses provide a broad, yet solid, foundation in mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanics, materials, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, and computational analysis.

Our graduate programs are extremely flexible and provide the opportunity to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research in cutting-edge science and technologies with a diverse, award-winning faculty. Whether pursuing careers in academia or industry, our graduates are well-prepared for tackling society's greatest challenges and developing future pathways for humanity.

We strive to provide our students not only a comprehensive education, but also the critical thinking and professional excellence that qill enable them to pursue successful careers as world-class engineers and become future state, national, and international leaders of scientific and engineering endeavors, the law, medicine, business, politics, governments, and academia who can impact and advance the well-being of the global society, its environment, and future frontiers yet to be discovered.


The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523