Pennsylvania Engineering Schools

There are over 52 total accredited engineering programs and 46 universities with ABET accredited engineering programs in Pennsylvania, with each program offering students a unique educational program to get them ready for their first job. There are over 150 different ABET accredited programs in Pennsylvania offered at all levels - Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate/Ph.D.

Most of the top engineering programs are located in and around Philadelphia. Drexel, UPenn and Swarthmore are all located in the Philadelphia vicinity, while Carnegie Mellon is based in Pittsburgh. Attending an engineering program near a major city not only makes the daily commute easier, but it also improves a graduate's chances of finding a job. With most engineering jobs located in bigger cities, students can network for their first job while they are completing their program.

Online Engineering Degrees Available in Pennsylvania

While students are always encouraged to attend regular college programs in engineering, there are some online options available. Pennsylvania State’s online college offers numerous associate, bachelor and master degrees for students. One of their offerings is the Master’s in Systems Engineering. A six semester degree, the Master’s in Systems Engineering consists of courses in modeling, architecture, complex systems and processing, identification, and integration. Students must complete 12 courses to attain 36 credits before they can graduate.

Online programs at times do not offer the same learning experience as attending regular classes, but they are a great option for specific circumstances. Someone who works most days will be able to complete coursework and take exams during the evenings, nights and weekends.

Bachelor’s in Engineering Degrees in Pennsylvania

All of the accredited engineering programs in Pennsylvania provide students with the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree. Students who are attending an Ivy League or top Liberal Arts university also have the advantage of getting a top notch, well rounded education.

However, someone who is solely focused on engineering can still get a great education from a slightly less famous institution. Some colleges even offer dual Bachelor’s degree programs. For example, students attending Allegheny College can get their Bachelor’s in any field, along with a Bachelor’s in Engineering from one of four partnering institutions.

Master’s in Engineering Degrees in Pennsylvania

There are plenty of options for students who want to get their Master’s Degree in Engineering. For example, the University of Pennsylvania offers a Master’s in both Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering. Students can also get a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Outlook for Engineering as a Career in Pennsylvania

Students who are interested in engineering will be happy to know that the salary facts and job outlook for their field are very good. Most engineers are paid between $80,000 to $150,000 per year. Their salaries are subject to sharp rises when they obtain further education and work experience.

The job outlook for certain engineering fields is very good. For example, civil engineering jobs are expected to increase by over 20% over the next decade.

Top Engineering Employers in Pennsylvania

Two top engineering firms in Pennsylvania are Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Pennoni Associates.

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. is a group of professionals that service many markets, including aerospace and defense; buildings; power and utilities; transportation; telecommunications; nuclear; pharmaceuticals; automotive and industrial. The local branch has 785 employees, 154 of which are engineers in various disciples.

Pennoni Associates is an engineering firm that provides various services in many sectors, including energy and sustainability, water/waste, structural, construction, landscape architecture, geotechnical and land development. Of the 675 employees, 192 are registered engineers with the main discipline being structural design.

List of Accredited Engineering Programs

Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Campus Based ABET Accredited Programs
Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electronics Engineering Technology, BS
Bucknell University
  • Biomedical Engineering, BS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Science and Engineering, BS
  • Computer Science and Engineering, BS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
California University of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Engineering Technology, BS
  • Computer Information Systems, BS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, BS
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS
  • Engineering and Public Policy, BS
  • Materials Science and Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
Drexel University
  • Architectural Engineering, BS
  • Biomedical Engineering, BS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Computer Science, BA
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Engineering Technology, B.S.
  • Environmental Engineering, BS
  • Materials Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
  • Software Engineering, BS
Drexel University, College of Information Science & Technology
  • Information Systems, BS
  • Information Technology, BS
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg PA
  • Computer Science, B.S.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Science - Theoretical, BS
Elizabethtown College
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Engineering, BS
Gannon University
  • Biomedical Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BSEE
  • Environmental Engineering, BS
  • Information Systems, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering, BSME
  • Software Engineering, BS
Geneva College
  • Engineering, BSE
Grove City College
  • Computer Science, B.S.
  • Electrical Engineering, BSEE
  • Mechanical Engineering, BSME
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Science Languages and Systems Track, B.S.
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Applied Sciences, B.S.
Lafayette College
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
Lehigh University
  • Bioengineering, BS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Computer Science and Business, BS
  • Computer Science in the College of Arts and Science, BS
  • Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Environmental Engineering, BS
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering, BS
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering, BS
  • Industrial Engineering, BS
  • Industrial Engineering, BS
  • Information & Systems Engineering, BS
  • Materials Science and Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
Messiah College
  • Engineering, BSE
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Occupational Safety & Environmental Health, BS
Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology, AS
  • Civil Engineering Technology, BS
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, BS
  • Plastics and Polymer Technology, AS
  • Surveying Technology, AS
Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA
  • Aerospace Engineering, BS
  • Architectural Engineering, B.A.E.
  • Bioengineering, BS
  • Biological Engineering, BS
  • Biomedical Engineering, BS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Energy Engineering, B.S.
  • Engineering Science(s), BS
  • Environmental Systems Engineering, BS
  • General Engineering, B.S.
  • Industrial Engineering, BS
  • Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
  • Mining Engineering, BS
  • Nuclear Engineering, BS
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, BS
Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Campus
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, AS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Industrial Engineering, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, AS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
  • Plastics Engineering Technology, BS
  • Software Engineering, BS
Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.
Pennsylvania State University, DuBois Campus
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, AEngT
Pennsylvania State University, Fayette Campus
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, AEngT
  • Mining Technology, AS
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, The Capital College
  • Civil Engineering, B.S.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
  • Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology, BS
Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology, AS
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Surveying Engineering Technology, AEngT
  • Surveying Engineering, BS
Pennsylvania State University, York Campus
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, AEngT
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, AEngT
Philadelphia University
  • Engineering, B.S.E.
  • Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.
Point Park University
  • Civil Engineering Technology, BS
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
Robert Morris University
  • Computer Information Systems, BS
  • Cyber Forensics and Information Security, B.S.
  • Engineering, BS
  • Information Sciences, BS
  • Manufacturing Engineering, BS
Saint Francis University
  • Environmental Engineering, B.S.
Saint Joseph's University
  • Computer Science, B.S.
Shippensburg University
  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Software Engineering, B.S.
Slippery Rock University
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Information Systems, B.S.
  • Information Technology, B.S.
Swarthmore College
  • Engineering, BS
Temple University
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Construction Management Technology, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Engineering Technology (General), BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
University of Pennsylvania
  • Bioengineering, BSE
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, BSE
  • Computer Engineering, BSE
  • Computer Science, BSE
  • Electrical Engineering, BSE
  • Materials Science Engineering, BSE
  • Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, BSE
  • Systems Science and Engineering, BSE
University of Pittsburgh
  • Bioengineering, BS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Engineering Science, B.S.
  • Industrial Engineering, BS
  • Materials Science and Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Civil Engineering Technology, BS
  • Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.Cp.E.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
University of Scranton
  • Computer Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, B.S.
Villanova University
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Computer Engineering, BS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Science, BS
Widener University
  • Biomedical Engineering, BS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS
  • Civil Engineering, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
Wilkes University
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Environmental Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
York College of Pennsylvania
  • Computer Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Science, BSCS
  • Electrical Engineering, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS


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