Transforming DESIGN

DESIGN faculty and master of science students explore the design process to bring products and services to life, enhance the application and delivery of education to future engineers, and evolve how design is interpreted and applied in industry.  

Research Areas

Exploring, enhancing, and evolving the way we learn, the way we do design, the way design comes to life.

Product Engineering Design

Approach problem-solving creatively and involve end-users from the beginning and places them at the center of the design processDevelop innovative computation tools, processes, and theories and apply these creative, meaningful solutions to design problems. 

Human-centered Computing

Study the way design meaning, intentions, and knowledge are built through computational thinking, representing, sensing, and making. Develop innovative computation tools, processes, and theories and apply these creative, meaningful solutions to design problems. 

Humanitarian Design Engineering

Aid the greater good of humanity by offering stakeholder centric solutions to medical and disaster relief, global outreach, human displacement, human safety, food security, cultural awareness/sensitivity, and economic development. 

Systems Design

Use art and science to design operable systems capable of meeting requirements within often opposed constraints. Develop a methodical, multi-disciplinary approach for the design, realization, technical management, operations, and retirement of a system. 

Engineering Education

 

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About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952