Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
The Mechanical Engineering program at Penn State offers a modern curriculum with extensive opportunities that empower our students to improve the world and our daily lives. As a result, our graduates are highly regarded and actively recruited by employers.
The Mechanical Engineering curriculum features hands-on experiences that bring engineering principles to reality. From experiential laboratory components to a series of design courses, the program emphasizes innovation to prepare students for a limitless number of career paths, from industry to academia.
The design component culminates in an industry-sponsored senior design project, where students work in a team to solve a real-world issue.
Students can conduct research alongside our world renowned faculty, who are investigating highly relevant research areas, such as energy, computations, biomedical devices, nanotechnology, and transportation systems.