Why Choose Penn State?

Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering

Penn State has been delivering programs in engineering technology and commonwealth engineering since 1953, and is one of the largest providers of ABET-accredited engineering technology programs in the country.

More than 90 percent of our graduates surveyed approve of the way our engineering technology and commonwealth engineering programs have prepared them for the job market. Additionally, 86 percent of these graduates point to the quality of Penn State's faculty as a major strength of our programs.

Availability

Engineering technology and commonwealth engineering programs are offered at non-University Park locations to ensure availability to the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Campus environments range from urban to rural and offer a variety of activities and services. Some campuses serve primarily a commuting population while others offer on-campus or nearby residential housing options. Faculty members work closely with local and regional employers to give students the real-world knowledge and skills to perform effectively in a rapidly changing and highly technical workplace.

ABET Accreditation

Many of our programs are accredited by ABET, the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation ensures the quality of the post-secondary education students receive. Many state boards of professional licensure require graduation from an ABET-accredited program.

Penn State Pride

SEDTAPP offers nine engineering technology programs and two commonwealth at nine campuses around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The curriculum for each program is identical at every campus, so students receive the same quality education at each location. Most importantly, students are a part of Penn State —a university with a tradition of excellence!

 

About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952