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At Penn State, we believe that engineering education should prepare students for the competitive, global workplaces of the future. It is important for students to graduate with practical engineering experiences that will enable them to contribute quickly and in a meaningful way that aligns with the goals of their future employers. 


Housed in the College of Engineering, the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities 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. 


But what does that mean? We are designers. We are leaders. We are entrepreneurs. We are humanitarians. We are technologists. We are educators. We are researchers. We are engineers. 


Our offerings are unique and so are we. We provide students with unrivaled research and educational opportunities. We encourage faculty to think outside of the box — in their courses, their research, and their service. We collaborate, across engineering disciplines, throughout the University, with colleagues at other colleges and universities, and with industry professionals, to constantly innovate and educate. 
From the moment you step on campus, we support you in your journey, as you Design Your Future. 

Many of SEDTAPP’s offerings are found on Penn State’s University Park campus, situated in State College, Pennsylvania.
State College, Pennsylvania, also known as Happy Valley, has a family friendly atmosphere, rich connection to education, and strong economy. The diverse population at the university means that there are a variety of cultural events, food of all flavours, and places to worship in all traditions. 
Whether you are a nature lover or a fan of the arts, Central Pennsylvania has a wide variety of activities and events. There are several outdoor festivals throughout the year, including Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which brings over 125,000 people to the area each July.
The area has many entertainment venues from intimate theatres to the large Bryce Jordan Centre Arena. For the outdoor enthusiast, State College is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and there are several state parks nearby. Sports enthusiasts can indulge in college sporting events almost every weekend or attend a minor league baseball game.


State College is easy to get around. There is a robust city bus transportation system that services the University as well as many of the outlying townships. The downtown area is very walkable, and the entire city is friendly to bike traffic, with a large network of bike paths.
Located in the central part of Pennsylvania, State College is within four hours or less to Washington, D.C., New York City, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.  

Located in 24 communities Penn State has locations specifically dedicated to law, medicine, an online campus, and an affiliate college of technology. The MELP and residential ELIM degree are only available at the University Park campus.


At  the University Park campus, students have access to the College of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, a hands-on facility for engineering students to use in conjunction with capstone design and other courses, as well as research projects and student organisations.


Penn State Maker Commons, located in the Pattee Library, is home to many cutting-edge technological resources. From the 3D printing farm to the Invention Studio, we are here to serve students, faculty, and staff in transforming education. Students have access to engage with and research in hundreds of interdisciplinary research institutions and research labs across the University. 


Within the College of Engineering, student have access to a myriad of resources, including:

    • Career Resources
    • Global Engineering Engagement
    • Outreach and Inclusion Programs
    • Various Student Organizations
    There are more than 11,000 international students, scholars, and faculty at Penn State, representing more than 140 countries. 
    From health and wellness offerings to leadership and career success, Penn State Student Affairs offers engagement opportunities and activities fitting the interest needs of all Penn State students.  

    Students can live both on and off-campus. White Course Apartments located on the west end of campus, provides a convenient and comfortable environment for undergraduate students, graduate students, and students with families.
    The Weston Community Center offers activities and programmes for residents to get acquainted and helps make White Course Apartments a place that individuals and families can call home. Additional student housing options are available off campus. 
    The University offers a variety of career services to students and alumni, including:  • College of Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations • Penn State Career Services
    Penn State has the largest alumni network in the US, comprised of more than 700,000 Penn State graduates. Founded in 1870, Penn State Alumni Association’s mission is to connect alumni to the university and to each other, to provide valued services to members, and to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

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    At Penn State, we believe that engineering education should prepare students for the competitive, global workplaces of the future. It is important for students to graduate with practical engineering experiences that will enable them to contribute quickly and in a meaningful way that aligns with the goals of their future employers. 


    Housed in the College of Engineering, the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities 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. 


    But what does that mean? We are designers. We are leaders. We are entrepreneurs. We are humanitarians. We are technologists. We are educators. We are researchers. We are engineers. 


    Our offerings are unique and so are we. We provide students with unrivaled research and educational opportunities. We encourage faculty to think outside of the box — in their courses, their research, and their service. We collaborate, across engineering disciplines, throughout the University, with colleagues at other colleges and universities, and with industry professionals, to constantly innovate and educate. 
    From the moment you step on campus, we support you in your journey, as you Design Your Future. 

    Many of SEDTAPP’s offerings are found on Penn State’s University Park campus, situated in State College, Pennsylvania.
    State College, Pennsylvania, also known as Happy Valley, has a family friendly atmosphere, rich connection to education, and strong economy. The diverse population at the university means that there are a variety of cultural events, food of all flavours, and places to worship in all traditions. 
    Whether you are a nature lover or a fan of the arts, Central Pennsylvania has a wide variety of activities and events. There are several outdoor festivals throughout the year, including Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which brings over 125,000 people to the area each July.
    The area has many entertainment venues from intimate theatres to the large Bryce Jordan Centre Arena. For the outdoor enthusiast, State College is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and there are several state parks nearby. Sports enthusiasts can indulge in college sporting events almost every weekend or attend a minor league baseball game.


    State College is easy to get around. There is a robust city bus transportation system that services the University as well as many of the outlying townships. The downtown area is very walkable, and the entire city is friendly to bike traffic, with a large network of bike paths.
    Located in the central part of Pennsylvania, State College is within four hours or less to Washington, D.C., New York City, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.  

    Located in 24 communities Penn State has locations specifically dedicated to law, medicine, an online campus, and an affiliate college of technology. The MELP and residential ELIM degree are only available at the University Park campus.


    At  the University Park campus, students have access to the College of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, a hands-on facility for engineering students to use in conjunction with capstone design and other courses, as well as research projects and student organisations.


    Penn State Maker Commons, located in the Pattee Library, is home to many cutting-edge technological resources. From the 3D printing farm to the Invention Studio, we are here to serve students, faculty, and staff in transforming education. Students have access to engage with and research in hundreds of interdisciplinary research institutions and research labs across the University. 


    Within the College of Engineering, student have access to a myriad of resources, including:

      • Career Resources
      • Global Engineering Engagement
      • Outreach and Inclusion Programs
      • Various Student Organizations
      There are more than 11,000 international students, scholars, and faculty at Penn State, representing more than 140 countries. 
      From health and wellness offerings to leadership and career success, Penn State Student Affairs offers engagement opportunities and activities fitting the interest needs of all Penn State students.  

      Students can live both on and off-campus. White Course Apartments located on the west end of campus, provides a convenient and comfortable environment for undergraduate students, graduate students, and students with families.
      The Weston Community Center offers activities and programmes for residents to get acquainted and helps make White Course Apartments a place that individuals and families can call home. Additional student housing options are available off campus. 
      The University offers a variety of career services to students and alumni, including:  • College of Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations • Penn State Career Services
      Penn State has the largest alumni network in the US, comprised of more than 700,000 Penn State graduates. Founded in 1870, Penn State Alumni Association’s mission is to connect alumni to the university and to each other, to provide valued services to members, and to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

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