Penn State College of Engineering
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Academic Areas

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Do you want the entire scientific and technological world to be your playground? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline, physics, biology, chemistry, or mathematics? Do you wish to carry out research that spans more than one discipline? Do you wish to eventually engender an entirely new area of scientific and technological research? If your answer is “Yes” to any or all of these questions, read on…

The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State provides unique opportunities for graduate studies as well as research in forefront sciences and technologies.

Weekly graduate seminars and coursework will expose you to research areas such as:

  • Nanotechnology
  • MEMS and MOEMS
  • Sculpted thin films
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Laser-assisted micromanufacturing
  • Neural engineering
  • Data mining
  • Metamaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Solar energy harvesting materials
  • Electromagnetics of complex materials
Application Information

Contact Information:

Penn State Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building

University Park, PA 16802


Degrees offered:

Master of Science in Engineering at the Nano-scale (M.S.)

Master of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics (M.Eng.)

Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S.)

Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics (M.S., non-thesis path)

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science and Mechanics (Ph.D.)

Degrees submitted for approval:

Master of Science in Structural Integrity (M.S.)

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