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Gain the Penn State advantage in engineering

Engineering and technology drive the changes and innovation taking place in every segment of society, including banking, manufacturing, medicine, aerospace, and defense. To be at the forefront of those changes and to have a competitive advantage over others, you need the knowledge and skills that employers demand. Penn State's online engineering degree programs can give you that advantage.

Engineering Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees

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Acoustics (Master of Engineering)
Apply by August 21 to start August 26
Master the fundamentals of acoustics to prepare for a rewarding career in audio, biology, medicine, geology, electronics, physics, music, architecture, or other emerging fields.
Additive Manufacturing and Design (Master of Engineering)
Apply by September 1 to start January 6
Position yourself to be a leader in the fast-growing 3D printing industry. This online master's program draws upon the resources and faculty of Penn State’s renowned College of Engineering to offer students the analytical and practical skills required for using additive manufacturing technologies.
Electrical Engineering (Master of Engineering)
Apply by August 3 to start August 26
Prepare for a broad range of electrical engineering careers by focusing on practical, hands-on course work developed by experts in the field. This online master's degree program does not require GRE scores or a thesis.
Engineering (Doctor of Engineering)
Apply by October 4 to start January 13
This online program provides a deep understanding of advanced engineering and high-level leadership principles, helping you prepare to direct high-performing research divisions or companies. This D.Eng. incorporates the rigor of a Ph.D. but shifts the focus of career progression from academic research to leadership in an industrial or commercial setting.
Engineering Management (Master's Degree)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Build your technical leadership skills in this cohort-based online master's degree program that encourages collaborative learning and peer teamwork as you explore engineering management with world-class Penn State faculty.
Industrial Engineering (Master of Engineering)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
The course work for this online master's degree program prepares you to evaluate and optimize complex engineering systems and processes to improve efficiency, quality, and safety while reducing cost and waste.
Mechanical Engineering (Master of Science)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Learn from faculty who are experts in their fields of study as you build your knowledge of research, analysis, and design in mechanical engineering. With limited formal course requirements, this online degree program lets you customize your plan to match your professional goals.
Nuclear Engineering (Master of Engineering)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Tailor this online master's degree program to support your educational and professional goals. This non-thesis Penn State program offers a relevant and flexible nuclear engineering curriculum with course work developed by experts in the field.
Quality Management Across Product Lifecycle (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on skills needed to excel at systems optimization, quality control management, and continuous improvement to help you prepare for a variety of careers related to product lifecycle management (PLM).
Quantitative Decision-Making for Engineering Managers (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on engineering management analytics, economics analysis, decision models, and risk analysis to help you prepare for a variety of careers related to product or process development and management.
Software Engineering (Master's Degree)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Learn cutting-edge approaches to creating, maintaining, and improving software systems. This cohort-based online master's program mimics the remote-workplace environment often found in the global marketplace.

Engineering Graduate Certificates

In addition to online engineering degree programs, Penn State World Campus also offers online certificate programs in a number of engineering disciplines. These certificates serve as great stand-alone credentials, and the credits earned may also be applied toward an engineering graduate degree upon your acceptance into that program.

Additive Manufacturing and Design (Graduate Certificate)
Establish foundational knowledge of additive manufacturing (3D printing) and improve the critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills needed by additive manufacturing engineers with this online certificate program.
AI Engineering (Graduate Certificate)
In this online AI engineering certificate, you can learn to design, build, and maintain machine learning and natural language models while honing your programming skills.
Data Analytics and Engineering (Graduate Certificate)
In this online data analytics and engineering program, you can learn to design, build, and maintain large-scale data infrastructure as well as program for data modeling, integration, warehousing, and analysis.
Electrical Engineering (Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Obtain skills and knowledge that can support your work as an engineer who designs electrical devices and systems that usher in the future. Courses with a grade of B or better from this 9-credit certificate can be applied to the World Campus Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.
Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (Graduate Certificate)
Supplement your technical engineering skills with courses focused on communication, ethics, entrepreneurial thinking, and professionalism. This online certificate program was designed for working engineering professionals who want to prepare for leadership positions.
Life-Cycle System Design (Graduate Certificate)
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on skills needed to excel at design thinking, requirements engineering, and systems architecture. It can help you prepare for a variety of careers related to the engineering and development of new products, processes, and systems.
Project Quality Management (Graduate Certificate)
This online software engineering certificate focuses on knowledge and skills needed for project management, requirements engineering, and software testing.
Quality Management Across Product Lifecycle (Graduate Certificate)
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on skills needed to excel at systems optimization, quality control management, and continuous improvement to help you prepare for a variety of careers related to product lifecycle management (PLM).
Quantitative Decision-Making for Engineering Managers (Graduate Certificate)
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on engineering management analytics, economics analysis, decision models, and risk analysis to help you prepare for a variety of careers related to product or process development and management.
Software Architecture and Design (Graduate Certificate)
This online software engineering certificate can provide you the knowledge and skills needed to analyze, architect, design, implement, and manage the technical aspects of large-scale software system development.
System Modeling and Analysis (Graduate Certificate)
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on systems analysis and the skills needed to model, design, and build complex systems and products in a variety of businesses. The certificate can help you prepare for a variety of systems engineering careers.
System Quality & Risk Evaluation (Graduate Certificate)
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on quality management, decision analysis, and risk evaluation for complex engineering systems and problems. The certificate program can help you prepare for a variety of quality engineering careers as well as analyst careers.
Technical Management (Graduate Certificate)
This 9-credit online engineering certificate focuses on technology management, leadership skills, and problem-solving. The certificate can help you prepare for a leadership position in engineering and technology fields.
Technical Management and Leadership Essentials (Graduate Certificate)
This 12-credit, online engineering certificate combines essential technology management and leadership skills and can help you prepare for a rewarding career, leading high-performing teams of engineers and technical personnel.
I knew I needed a master's degree to keep moving upward, and it was an easy decision to get a master's in a field that I have already been investing my time and energy into. During my search for online programs, Penn State was unquestionably the top choice for me given its reputation and affordability.
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