Penn State College of Engineering

Manufacturing at Penn State


Penn State has been leading the way in manufacturing innovation since the inception of its industrial engineering program in 1909. The Department continues to drive the advancement of manufacturing technologies by training the next generation of engineers, influencing operations through cutting-edge research, and collaborating with industry partners to expand future growth opportunities.

Nearly 50 percent of our graduates, both from our undergraduate and graduate programs, go on to careers in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors. They hold such titles as manufacturing systems engineers, supply chain engineers, quality engineers, product quality engineers, process engineers, cost analysts and energy solutions performance engineers at some of the top manufacturing and logistics companies around the world.

Penn State goes beyond just educating our engineering students for their first jobs in industry; we make sure they have the necessary tools to establish careers that hinge on the knowledge, research, hands-on experience, and innovative thinking that has been instilled in them since they first arrived in our program.

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