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Engineering Opportunities

Being a Penn State Engineering student opens you up to a world of opportunity.

The College of Engineering offers our students numerous Majors, Minors, and Certificates, World Class Facilities, Living Learning Communities, and numerous Student Organizations, so students have the resources and opportunities to become world class engineers.

One of our world class facilities is the Learning Factory. The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory is a hands-on facility that provides modern design, prototyping, and manufacturing facilities, including machining (CNC and manual), 3D printing, welding, metrology, and CAD/CAM.

While the College of Engineering is not directly involved with financial aid, the College does oversee certain endowed and corporate scholarships. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Office of Student Aid for all information regarding financial aid and scholarships.

The College of Engineering offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research at Penn State with individual faculty members or through some of their coursework. For more information about the research opportunities within the College of Engineering, please visit the Undergraduate Research website or go to Research Opportunities for Undergraduates.

The Penn State Millennium Scholars program is designed for high-achieving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students. The Millennium Scholars program is committed to increasing the diversity of professionals in STEM-related disciplines. Millennium Scholars are students with both the passion and the ability to advance the frontiers of knowledge and change the world. Millennium Scholars receive scholarships, academic support, and advising resources. Millennium Scholars study in a collaborative environment, conduct research with a faculty mentor, and maintain an excellent academic record.

The College of Engineering strongly encourages students to study abroad. Students are able to enrich their education at Penn State with a global curriculum through a semester, summer, and short-term programs. Our Study Abroad Reps are engineering students that have participated in international experiences and are available to assist others as they explore study abroad opportunities for engineering students. Please visit or make an appointment with the Office of Global Engineering Engagement for more information.



The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033