Engineering Design, Certificate

Program Code: ENDSN_UCT

Admission Requirements

For entrance, students must be at least 4th semester standing. The GPA considered for admission will be consistent with, or equivalent to, the GPA required for entrance to any major in the student's department.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Engineering Design, a minimum of 13 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
EDSGN 100Cornerstone Engineering Design3
or MATSE 492W Materials Engineering Methodology and Design
EDSGN 496Independent Studies1
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Residential Building Design and Construction
Design of Stormwater and Erosion Control Facilities
Artificial Organs and Prosthetic Devices
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Sustainable Residential Land Development
Elements of Nano/Micro-electromechanical Systems Processing and Design
Concurrent Engineering
Select 3 credits from the following:3
PHIL 233
STS 233

Students must complete an application and be at least 4th semester standing. No fewer than 6 credits of certificate courses at the 400- or 500-level.

Students must earn a "B" or better in each qualifying course.

Prerequisites Required.

Certificate Learning Objectives

Students who complete the Engineering Design Certificate will be able to:

  1. plan a hands-on project requiring the coordination of multiple disciplines in order to broadly conceptualize and iteratively prototype an innovative resolution to an engineering problem
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the following:
    1. a range of design processes and their possible outcomes;
    2. data collection methods and interpretations regarding users of an intended design and other stakeholders affected by a designed intervention;
  3. document the progressive stages of their work, not only within various single projects, but also indicating increased sophistication and responsibility in their roles from one project to the next, in a portfolio suitable for presentation to a professional engineering practice as evidence of experience and competencies

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.

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University Park

Charlie Cox
Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering Design
124 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-867-4864
cxc655@psu.edu

Career Paths

Careers

Penn State students with a Certificate in Engineering Design have been successful in establishing careers in a wide variety of engineering, research, and education fields.

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Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Students interested in advancing their Engineering Design knowledge may be interested in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs' graduate offerings in Engineering Design or Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management or numerous other advanced engineering studies offered by the College of Engineering.

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Contact

University Park

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2587
sedtappcourses@psu.edu

http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu