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.


First-class education
Innovative teaching
Targeted programs
Corporate Partnerships
Career opportunities

Why study at SEDTAPP

  • Our offerings are unique and so are we. 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, in order to constantly innovate and educate. 

  • From the moment you step on campus, we support you in your journey, as you Design Your Future. Penn State Engineering alumni — over 100,000 strong (and counting!) — are some of the most dedicated and involved people in the world.

  • You can find a Penn State engineer in every corner of the globe, making a positive impact on the companies they work for or have created, and making a difference in the lives of the people around them.


Graduate Programs

Master of Engineering in Engineering, Law, and Policy

The Engineering, Law, and Policy degree leverages strengths from across Penn State as the first graduate program of its kind. Students that pursue the MELP degree will attain broad interdisciplinary competence, an understanding of the societal and ethical impacts of emerging technologies, and technical, policy, and regulatory skills to become innovative leaders of change. This advanced professional program is flexible and can be customized to meet each students’ interests, needs, and technical background. The program will enhance an engineer's key features: solidly grounded, technically broad, globally and civic-minded, ethical, innovative, excellent collaborators, and visionary leaders with an understanding of science and technology policy that excel at delivering impact with social consciousness. 

  • Application deadline: December 15

Master of Engineering in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

The ELIM degree is a 30-credit M.Eng. and is designed to develop the attributes required of today’s successful engineering executives. Specifically, these include increased technical competency, expanded professional skills, the ability to identify opportunities for improvement, and the ability to work effectively in a globally connected engineering environment
Already a recognized leader in engineering leadership development, Penn State’s College of Engineering has the resources to provide the advanced education to prepare engineers to be leaders who are most sought after by corporations worldwide.

  • Application deadline: December 15
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Tuition Fees

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