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Penn State College of Engineering, School of Engineering Design and Innovation

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University Park Campus, University Park United States

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About Penn State College of Engineering, School of Engineering Design and Innovation

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 and Innovation  delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The School of Engineering Design and Innovation 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 the School of Engineering Design and Innovation'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.  

About Penn State College of Engineering, School of Engineering Design and Innovation

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 and Innovation  delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The School of Engineering Design and Innovation 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 the School of Engineering Design and Innovation'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.  

Available programs

The School of Engineering Design and Innovation offers a number of graduate programs, including:

1. Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

• 30-credit master’s of engineering degree • 12-credit graduate certificate • 12-credit graduate minor

2. Master of Engineering in Engineering, Law, and Policy • 30-credit master’s of engineering degree
The usual postgraduate entry requirements are as follows:

  • Statement of intent/purpose: This is used to decide who will review your application for admission and whether the School of Engineering Design and Innovation is a good match for you. The statement of intent is also considered in funding decisions.
  • Three letters of recommendation: References will be electronically notified by the Graduate School regarding how to submit/upload their individual reference evaluation form and reference letter to the applicant's application. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for international applicants only
  • Transcripts: Copies of transcripts, degree/study certificates, and diplomas in the language of instruction from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate)

Additional requirements for Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management:

  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement: A 2-3-page essay demonstrating your written communication skills with:
  •            Statement of purpose (career and educational goals)
  •            Narrative describing your leadership and innovation experiences through summer internships, summer employment, co-op experiences, community engagement, professional societies, etc.
  •            Narrative describing your professional experience in an engineering position (or equivalent) to meet the 1-year requirement.
• Resume or CV
Additional requirements for the Engineering in Engineering, Law, and Policy : Statement of Purpose:  • An introduction about yourself, indicating interests, goals, and how the M.Eng. in Engineering, Law, and Policy degree can help further them. • Any unique experiences, skills, professional experience, and/or perspectives you will bring to the distinctive learning environment and how these will enhance the Law, Policy, Engineering (LPE) community. Professional engineering experience is preferred. Applicants wishing to enter the programme directly from an undergraduate degree may demonstrate experience through summer internships, summer employment, co-op experiences, or experience within professional societies or student-led organizsations that lead engineering projects or activities. • Discuss what makes you a strong candidate for the M.Eng. in Engineering, Law, and Policy. Make use of supporting examples to demonstrate. • Make certain the above points are linked with continuity and focus and demonstrate written communication skills.
Resume or CV: • Provide a current résumé or CV, which includes your education, employment history, awards and accolades, national and international exposure, publication credits, and leadership roles in any volunteer and/or extracurricular activities.
The average tuition fees for students at postgraduate level are as follows: 
  • PA residents: US $28,196
  • Non-PA residents: US $40,812

There is no special funding for the ELIM M.Eng. or the MELP graduate degree programmes. 

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