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Penn State Berks is one of only four Penn State campuses to offer the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and broadest engineering disciplines, involving the study of mechanics, fluid/thermal systems and system dynamics.

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Penn State Berks, the leading engineering college in Berks County, has been offering the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering since fall semester 2013.

Penn State Berks is one of only four Penn State campuses to offer the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. The first class graduated in May 2015 and Penn State Berks has submitted the self-study to start the initial accreditation process for this degree from ABET, the global leader in accreditation of engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science programs.  According to APPM (ABET manual) (URL to APPM on ABET Website):

“II.E.5. To be eligible for an initial accreditation review, a program must have at least one graduate within the academic year prior to the academic year of the on-site review.”

Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and broadest engineering disciplines, involving the study of mechanics, fluid/thermal systems and system dynamics. Built on a foundation of physics, chemistry, and mathematics, the mechanical engineering program at Penn State Berks includes both a strong design emphasis and hands-on laboratory experience. Students learn to use scientific and engineering methods to devise useful products that are safe, reliable, and cost effective.

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Why earn your Mechanical Engineering degree at Penn State Berks?

  • Small class sizes foster close student-professor relationships.
  • Faculty typically have doctorates or significant industrial experience.
  • Lectures and labs are taught by professors, not graduate students.
  • The diverse and broad-based engineering education includes a strong design emphasis and practical laboratory experience.
  • Laboratory computers and equipment are constantly updated to keep pace with the latest technological developments.
  • Every student works on a team to complete a two-semester capstone design project, many maybe sponsored by industry.
  • Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on undergraduate research projects and participate in the Berks Honors and Schreyer Honors programs.
  • Our alumni network keeps faculty informed of internship and job openings for students.

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For course-specific information about the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program, contact program coordinator Dr. Rungun Nathan at 610-396-6170 or via e-mail at rungun.nathan@psu.edu.