Engineering, B.S.

Program Code: GE_BS

Program Description

The Engineering program provides students with a broad foundation in engineering with specialization in a technically and professionally relevant topic. Students must choose the Multidisciplinary Engineering Design option at Abington, Brandywine and Great Valley campuses, Applied Materials option at the DuBois campus or the Alternative Energy and Power Generation option 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 General 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 of the Engineering program can attain professional and economically sustaining employment in their desired regional area. This degree program develops written and oral communication skills, culminating in a two-semester senior design course sequence consisting of a project based largely on student interest and faculty input.

You Might Like This Program If...

  • You have an interest in various different engineering disciplines and would like to diversify your skill set as much as possible.
  • You want to concentrate your studies on product, process, and manufacturing engineering.
  • You are passionate about the design and development of products.
  • You have an interest in alternative and renewable energy and power generation.

Entrance to Major

In order to be eligible for entrance to this major, students must satisfy the following requirements by the end of the semester during which the admission to major process is carried out.

  • Completed 29-55 cumulative credits (credits completed at Penn State for which a quality letter grade was earned)
  • Completed with a C or better the following courses: EDSGN 100, CHEM 110, MATH 140, MATH 141, and PHYS 211
  • Attained at least a 2.6 cumulative grade point average

Degree Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering, a minimum of 127 credits are required:

Requirement Credits
General Education 45
Requirements for the Major 109

27 of the 45 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 6 credits
  • Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 6 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 6 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 9 credits

Integrative Studies (may also complete a Knowledge Domain requirement)

  • Inter-Domain or Approved Linked Courses: 6 credits

University Degree Requirements

First Year Engagement

All students enrolled in a college or the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park, and the World Campus are required to take 1 to 3 credits of the First-Year Seminar, as specified by their college First-Year Engagement Plan.

Other Penn State colleges and campuses may require the First-Year Seminar; colleges and campuses that do not require a First-Year Seminar provide students with a first-year engagement experience.

First-year baccalaureate students entering Penn State should consult their academic adviser for these requirements.

Cultures Requirement    

6 credits are required and may satisfy other requirements

  • United States Cultures: 3 credits
  • International Cultures: 3 credits

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 120 degree credits must be earned for a baccalaureate degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

The college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Common Requirements for the Major (All Options)

Prescribed Courses
CHEM 111Experimental Chemistry I Keystone/General Education Course1
EMCH 213Strength of Materials3
ENGR 490WSenior Design I1
ENGR 491WSenior Design II3
MATH 231Calculus of Several Variables2
PHYS 214General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics Keystone/General Education Course2
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CHEM 110Chemical Principles I Keystone/General Education Course3
EDSGN 100Cornerstone Engineering Design3
EMCH 211Statics3
MATH 140Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course4
MATH 141Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Keystone/General Education Course4
MATH 251Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations4
PHYS 211General Physics: Mechanics Keystone/General Education Course4
PHYS 212General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course4
Additional Courses
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar1
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
or ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CAS 100AEffective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
or CAS 100B Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course
ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 30H Honors Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course
ENGL 202CEffective Writing: Technical Writing Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing Keystone/General Education Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Programming Techniques Keystone/General Education Course
Programming for Engineers with MATLAB Keystone/General Education Course
Programming for Engineers with C++ Keystone/General Education Course
Select one of the following:3
Computer Methods in Engineering Design
Finite Elements in Engineering
Computational Modeling Methods
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Select 4 credits in General Technical Electives, in consultation with an adviser, from the program approved list.4
Requirements for the Option
Select an option45

Requirements for the Option

Applied Materials Option (45 credits)

Available at the following campuses: DuBois

Prescribed Courses
CHEM 112Chemical Principles II Keystone/General Education Course3
CHEM 202Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I3
ENGR 320Materials Properties Measurement I3
ENGR 421Materials Properties Measurements II4
ENGR 450Materials Design and Applications3
MATSE 202Introduction to Polymer Materials3
MATSE 400Crystal Chemistry3
MATSE 402Materials Process Kinetics3
MATSE 411Processing of Ceramics3
MATSE 413Solid-State Materials3
MATSE 417Electrical and Magnetic Properties3
MATSE 430Materials Characterization3
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MATH 220Matrices Keystone/General Education Course2
MATSE 201Introduction to Materials Science3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ME 300Engineering Thermodynamics I3
or EME 301 Thermodynamics in Energy and Mineral Engineering
Alternative Energy and Power Generation Option (45 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Hazleton

Prescribed Courses
CHEM 112Chemical Principles II Keystone/General Education Course3
CHEM 113Experimental Chemistry II Keystone/General Education Course1
EE 314Signals and Circuits II3
EE 485Energy Systems and Conversion3
EGEE 302Principles of Energy Engineering3
EGEE 420Hydrogen and Fuel Cells3
EME 303Fluid Mechanics in Energy and Mineral Engineering3
ME 345Instrumentation, Measurements, and Statistics4
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
EE 210Circuits and Devices4
Additional Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Power Systems Analysis I
Design of Solar Energy Conversion Systems
Wind and Hydropower Energy Conversion
Electrochemical Engineering Fundamentals
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ME 300Engineering Thermodynamics I3
or EME 301 Thermodynamics in Energy and Mineral Engineering
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Select 6 credits in Engineering Technical Elective courses, any 400-level courses in the College of Engineering or any 400-level courses with the Energy and Geoenvironmental Engineering (EGEE) abbreviation. Other substitutions outside the approved list must be approved by petition.6
Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Option (45 credits)

Available at the following campuses: Abington, Brandywine

Prescribed Courses
CMPEN 271Introduction to Digital Systems3
EDSGN 401Engineering Systems Design3
EDSGN 402Materials and Manufacturing4
EDSGN 403Product Realization3
EDSGN 495Internship1
EE 210Circuits and Devices4
EE 316Introduction to Embedded Microcontrollers3
ENGR 407Technology-Based Entrepreneurship3
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
EDSGN 410Robotics Design and Applications4
EE 310Electronic Circuit Design I4
EMCH 212Dynamics3
Additional Courses
CHEM 112Chemical Principles II Keystone/General Education Course (or any GN)3
CHEM 113Experimental Chemistry II Keystone/General Education Course (or any GN)1
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:3
Thermodynamics in Energy and Mineral Engineering
Introduction to Thermal Science
Engineering Thermodynamics I
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Select 3 credits in Engineering Technical Elective courses, in consultation with an adviser, from department list.3

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:

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

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The B.S. Engineering program is designed to enable students to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Abington

Robert Avanzato
Associate Professor and Campus Coordinator
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7358
rla5@psu.edu

Brandywine

Maria Evans
Assistant Teaching Professor and Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Option Coordinator
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1346
mje226@psu.edu

DuBois

Daudi Waryoba
Associate Professor and Applied Materials Option Coordinator
1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801
814-375-4835
drw29@psu.edu

Great Valley

Sally Richmond
Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering
220R Main Building
Malvern, PA 19355
610-725-5310
sss135@psu.edu

Hazleton

Joseph Ranalli
Associate Professor and Alternative Energy and Power Generation Option Coordinator
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-450-3065
jar339@psu.edu

Suggested Academic Plan

The suggested academic plan(s) listed on this page are the plan(s) that are in effect during the 2021-22 academic year. To access previous years' suggested academic plans, please visit the archive to view the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin edition (Note: the archive only contain suggested academic plans beginning with the 2018-19 edition of the Undergraduate Bulletin).

Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Design Option: Engineering, B.S. at Abington Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

If you are starting at a campus other than the one this plan is ending at, please refer to: http://advising.engr.psu.edu/degree-requirements/academic-plans-by-major.aspx

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CHEM 110 (GN)*#3CAS 100A or 100B (GWS)‡†3 
CHEM 1111CHEM 112 (or any GN)3 
EDSGN 100*#3CHEM 113 (or any GN)1 
ENGL 15, 30H, or ESL 15 (GWS)‡†3General Education Course (GHW)1.5 
First Year Seminar1MATH 141 (GQ)*#†4 
MATH 140 (GQ)*#†4PHYS 211*#4 
 15 16.5 
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CMPEN 2713EMCH 212*3 
CMPSC 121, 201, or 2003EMCH 2133 
EMCH 211*3MATH 251*4 
MATH 2312PHYS 2142 
PHYS 212*4General Education Course3 
 15 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EE 2104EE 3163EDSGN 4951
ECON 102 or 1043EE 310*4 
EDSGN 4013ENGL 202C (GWS)3 
ME 201, 300, or EME 301*3EDSGN 4024 
General Education Course3General Education Course3 
 16 17 1
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
EDSGN 410*4Engr. Tech. Elective (ETE) EDSGN 420 or ME 4803 
ENGR 350*3ENGR 4073 
ENGR 490W1ENGR 491W3 
EDSGN 4033General Education Course3 
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3 
General Technical Elective(s) (GTE)4  
 16.5 15 
Total Credits 127

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

College Notes:

  • General Technical Electives (GTE) are four credits of engineering, science or mathematics at a similar or higher level required for the major. Choose at least four credits from the program approved list of courses: BIOL 141 (3), BIOL 142 (1), CHEM 202 (3), CHEM 210 (3), CMPEN 270 (4), CMPEN 275 (1), EDSGN 110 (2), EDSGN 210 (2), EMCH 315 (2), EMCH 316 (1), MATH 220 GQ (2-3), MATH 232 (2) and PHYS 213 (2). Other GTE credits will be considered through the petition process.
  • Upper division engineering courses will be offered in combination at both Penn State Abington and Penn State Great Valley
  • EDSGN 495 (1) requires 300 hours of work and may be scheduled during the summer semester after the second or third year

Course Lists:

General Technical Electives (GTE) are 4 credits of engineering, science, or mathematics at a similar or higher level required for the major. Choose from:

  • BIOL 141 Introduction to Human Physiology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL 142 Physiology Laboratory (1 cr.)
  • CHEM 202 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.) or CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)
  • CMPEN 270 Digital Design: Theory and Practice (4 cr.)
  • CMPEN 275 Digital Design Laboratory (1 cr.)
  • EDSGN 110 Spatial Analysis in Engineering Design (2 cr.)
  • EDSGN 210 Tolerancing and Spatial Models (2 cr.)
  • EMCH 212 Dynamics (3 cr.) (Alternative Energy and Power Distribution Option only)
  • EMCH 315 Mechanical Response of Engineering Materials (2 cr.)
  • EMCH 316 Experimental Determination of Mechanical Response of Materials (1 cr.)
  • MATH 220 Matrices (2-3 cr.)
  • MATH 232 Integral Vector Calculus (2 cr.)
  • MATH 310 Elementary Combinatorics (3 cr.)
  • PHYS 213 General Physics: Fluids and Thermal Physics (2 cr.)

Other GTE credits will be considered through the petition process.

Engineering Technical Electives are 3 credits of engineering courses at the 300 or 400 level. Choose from:

  • EDSGN 420 Advanced Robotics Design and Applications (3 cr.)
  • ME 380 Machine Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • ME 345 Instrumentation, Measurements, and Statistics (4 cr.)
  • ME 357 System Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • ME 480 Mechanism Design and Analysis (3 cr.)

Students are expected to complete the version of CMPSC that is required for their intended major. The requirement varies across College of Engineering majors. Students should plan the CMPSC course requirement carefully with the assistance of an academic adviser.

These courses offered at Abington in fall semester only:

These courses offered at Abington in spring semester only:

  • CHEM 112 Chemical Principles II (3 cr.)
  • CHEM 113 Experimental Chemistry II (1 cr.)
  • EE 210 Circuits and Devices (4 cr.)
  • EMCH 212 Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • EMCH 213 Strength of Materials (3 cr.)
  • MATH 251 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (4 cr.)
  • PHYS 214 General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics (2 cr.)

Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Design Option: Engineering, B.S. at Brandywine Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

If you are starting at a campus other than the one this plan is ending at, please refer to: http://advising.engr.psu.edu/degree-requirements/academic-plans-by-major.aspx

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CHEM 110 (GN)*#3CAS 100A or 100B (GWS)3 
CHEM 1111CHEM 112 (or any GN)3 
EDSGN 100*#3CHEM 113 (or any GN)1 
ENGL 15, 30H, or ESL 15 (GWS)‡†3General Education Course (GHW)1.5 
First Year Seminar1MATH 141 (GQ)*‡#4 
MATH 140 (GQ)*‡#4PHYS 211 (GN)*#4 
 15 16.5 
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CMPEN 2713EMCH 212*3 
CMPSC 121, 200, or 2013EMCH 2133 
EMCH 211*3MATH 251*4 
MATH 2312PHYS 2142 
PHYS 212*4General Education Course3 
 15 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EE 2104EE 3163EDSGN 4951
ECON 102 or 1043EE 310*4 
EDSGN 4013ENGL 202C3 
ME 201, 300, or EME 301*3EDSGN 4024 
General Education Course3General Education Course3 
 16 17 1
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
EDSGN 410*4Engr. Tech. Elective (ETE) EDSGN 420 or ME 4803 
ENGR 350*3ENGR 4073 
ENGR 490W1ENGR 491W3 
EDSGN 4033General Education Course3 
General Education Course (GHW)1.5General Education Course3 
General Technical Elective(s) (GTE)4  
 16.5 15 
Total Credits 127

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

College Notes:

  • General Technical Electives (GTE) are four credits of engineering, science or mathematics at a similar or higher level required for the major. Choose at least four credits from the program approved list of courses: BIOL 141 (3), BIOL 142 (1), CHEM 202 (3), CHEM 210 (3), CMPEN 270 (4), CMPEN 275 (1), EDSGN 110 (2), EDSGN 210 (2), EMCH 315 (2), EMCH 316 (1), MATH 220 GQ (2-3), MATH 232 (2) and PHYS 213 (2). Other GTE credits will be considered through the petition process.
  • Upper division engineering courses will be offered at Penn State Great Valley.
  • EDSGN 495 (1) requires 300 hours of work and may be scheduled during the summer semester after the second or third year.

Applied Materials Option: Engineering, B.S. at DuBois Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

If you are starting at a campus other than the one this plan is ending at, please refer to: http://advising.engr.psu.edu/degree-requirements/academic-plans-by-major.aspx

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CHEM 110 (GN)*#3CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
CHEM 1111CHEM 112 (GN)3
EDSGN 100*#3CHEM 2023
ENGL 15, 30H, or ESL 15 (GWS)‡†3MATH 141 (GQ)*#†4
First Year Seminar1PHYS 211 (GN)*#4
MATH 140 (GQ)*‡#4 
 15 17
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 102 or 1043CMPSC 121, 200, or 2013
EMCH 211*3EMCH 2133
General Education Course3MATH 251*‡4
General Education Course (GHW)1.5ME 300 or EME 301*3
MATH 2312PHYS 214*2
PHYS 212*4General Education Course (GHW)1.5
 16.5 16.5
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
General Education Course3ENGR 3203
General Technical Elective4ENGR 350*3
MATH 2202MATSE 4003
MATSE 201*3MATSE 4133
MATSE 2023ENGL 202C‡†3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGR 421*4ENGR 4503
ENGR 490W1ENGR 491W3
General Education Course3General Education Course3
General Education Course3MATSE 4113
MATSE 4023MATSE 417 or ESC 4173
MATSE 4303 
 17 15
Total Credits 127

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

College Notes:

Alternative Energy and Power Generation Option: Engineering, B.S. at Hazleton Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

If you are starting at a campus other than the one this plan is ending at, please refer to: http://advising.engr.psu.edu/degree-requirements/academic-plans-by-major.aspx

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 140*‡#†4MATH 141*‡#†4
CHEM 110*#†3PHYS 211*#†4
CHEM 1111CHEM 1123
ENGL 15 or 30H‡†3CHEM 1131
EDSGN 100*#3ECON 102 or 1043
PSU 81CAS 100A or 100B‡†3
 15 18
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 251*4MATH 2312
PHYS 212*†4EE 210*4
EMCH 211*3EMCH 2133
CMPSC 200‡23ME 300*3
GTE - General Tech Elective13General Education Course3
 17 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EE 3143ENGR 350*3
EME 3033PHYS 2142
ME 3454ENGL 202C or 202D‡†3
General Education Course3General Education Course (GHW)1.5
GTE - General Tech Elective11EGEE 3023
General Education Course (GHW)1.5NUCE 401 (Engrg. Tech. Elective)33
 15.5 15.5
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EE 4853EE 488 (Engrg. Tech. Elective)33
EGEE 438 (Engrg. Tech. Elective)33EGEE 4203
EGEE 441 (Engrg. Tech. Elective)33ENGR 491W3
ENGR 490W1General Education Course3
General Education Course3EGEE 437 (Engrg. Tech. Elective)33
General Education Course3 
 16 15
Total Credits 127

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.

Career Paths

Graduates from the engineering program have built successful careers in a variety of fields including systems engineering, design, process engineering, product development, manufacturing, materials, and energy and power.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES OF THE ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Graduates from the engineering program may advance their education with a graduate degree in a multitude of science, engineering, and technology fields.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Accreditation

The baccalaureate program in General Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ABET ACCREDITATION

Professional Licensure/Certification

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University Park

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2952

http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu

Abington

DIVISION OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7358
rla5@psu.edu

http://abington.psu.edu/engineering

Brandywine

25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1421
axa20@psu.edu

http://brandywine.psu.edu/general-engineering

DuBois

1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801
814-375-4835
drw29@psu.edu

http://dubois.psu.edu/bs-engineering-applied-materials-option

Hazleton

Kostos 114
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-450-3065
jar339@psu.edu

http://hazleton.psu.edu/bachelor-science-general-engineering