Penn StateSchool of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

EDSGN 100 Project

Each semester, students in EDSGN 100 demonstrate their newfound design abilities through a sponsored final project. It is a great opportunity for students and sponsors.

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Engineering Design Certificate

The Certificate in Engineering Design is for those students who enjoy engineering design and who want to have an edge in getting their first job.

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We are looking for faculty with a passion for design, design research, and design education.

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Matt Parkinson

Program Director

213K Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802



Engineering Design Program

The SEDTAPP Engineering Design Program (EDP) is based on the concept of integrated engineering design: the integration of the ideas, disciplines, people, and resources within engineering and beyond that are necessary to achieve optimal design solutions for products, systems, processes, and services. Strengths of the EDP include design methods, systems design, design for human variability, design cognition (decision making), global design with worldwide partners, innovative design, community engagement, and client-based design project experiences. Faculty in the Engineering Design Program conduct collaborative research in many of these areas and offer courses from the first year to the graduate level.

Design for the Big Picture: Enroll in Our New Master’s Program

graduate students working on a project

Engineering graduates with a passion for complex, system-level challenges can now plunge deeper into the intricacies of design, with two new Master’s degrees:

  • Master of Science in Engineering Design (M.S.) is a comprehensive two-year, 32-credit program requiring completion of a thesis.
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering Design (M.Eng.) is an intensive one-year, 32-credit program requiring completion of an engineering international internship or scholarly paper.

Both degrees provide ample opportunity for students to sharpen their holistic design skills, while gaining substantial practical experience in the studio. Both offer a chance to “go big” and explore engineering challenges through multidimensional context-specific lenses, from beginning to end.

To learn more, check out our Graduate Program website.

Partners and Sponsors

Our academic partners strengthen and sustain the mission of the engineering design program. These connections enhance students' communication skills, knowledge base, and performance levels to prepare them for careers in the new global business environment. Find out more about our academic partners.

Are you part of a company looking for a unique way to impact first-year engineering design education? If so, consider sponsoring an EDSGN 100 design project. Find more information on benefits to your company as well as the students.