Undergraduate Advising

There are two levels of undergraduate advising for Penn State engineering students. The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) primarily serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. 

Upon entering the Engineering Science major, each student is asked to attend an evening orientation session during the first week of classes in the fall semester. Undergraduates who have been admitted into the Engineering Science major will be assigned an academic adviser from the full-time faculty in the department. Students in pre-major status who are interested in beginning their department affiliation early can request an assigned department adviser priot to completing the Entrance to Major (ETM) process.

Students entering the Engineering Science major, who have been advised through the EAC or at a Penn State commonwealth campus for their first two years, are assigned a department adviser by the Undergraduate Officer during the summer after the ETM process is complete.

Every semester before registration begins, all aerospace engineering students are encouraged to meet with their adviser. Advisers are generally available on a walk-in basis during posted office hours. Students may also ask questions and schedule appointments by telephone or email. If you're having difficulty finding a time when you and your adviser are both available, please contact the department's undergraduate programs assistant.

Undergraduate Officer

Dr. Gary Gray
212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Lucas Passmore
212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Graduate Advising

For general advising questions, the ESM graduate academic office is located in 212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building.

Graduate Officer

Graduate Programs Assistant



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