Why Major in Engineering?
Penn State developed the engineering degree with the multidisciplinary engineering design option in response to the evolving needs of companies in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond. The curriculum offers a firm grounding in engineering fundamentals, embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education, and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective.
The major incorporates advanced coursework in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering design to produce innovative engineers specializing in systems design and integration. The major also features several internship opportunities, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
In developing the bachelor of engineering degree with the multidisciplinary engineering design (MDE) option, Penn State has drawn upon its strengths as one of the premier institutions in engineering education and research.
Graduation and Beyond
The Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (MDE) option provides graduates with a very broad background in math, science, engineering, and engineering design, with an emphasis on team design that includes several engineering disciplines. These skills are often associated with the design of large systems such as ships, aircraft, automobiles, spacecraft, robots, and other complex systems that require the knowledge of several engineering disciplines to complete a successful design.
Career opportunities include:
- systems engineering
- design engineering
- process engineering
- development engineering
- product engineering
- manufacturing engineering
- materials engineering
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