12 months
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Engineering Design (DESIGN) program at Pennsylvania State University prepares the engineering innovators of the future.


Students of Engineering Design at Pennsylvania State University may specialize in Design Computing, Product Realization, Human-Centered Design, and Humanitarian Engineering Design.


  • Design Computing applies advanced computing to supercharge designers' abilities to create personalized products and services.
  • Product Realization focuses on designing adaptive, flexible, and innovative products that challenge traditional product design and manufacturing approaches in support of growing markets.
  • Human-Centered Design focuses on starting with empathy and applying rigorous processes and tools to transform user needs into viable engineered solutions.
  • Humanitarian Engineering Design focuses on developing scalable and sustainable solutions for products, processes, and services that have the potential to change lives for millions of people in resource-constrained communities around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Systems Design 
  • Human Centered Product Design and Innovation 
  • Designing tor Human Variability 
  • Interaction Design 
  • Design Decision Making 
  • Systems Design 
  • Human/Computer Interface Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction: The User and Technology
  • Optimal Design of Mechanical and Structural Systems
  • Invention and Creative Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with at least a 3.00 junior/senior grade-point average (on a 4.00 scale) and appropriate course backgrounds may be considered for admission.
  • All applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended; international applicants must submit official transcripts, degree, and diploma certificates in both English and their native language.
  • Applicants must also submit a statement of objectives, resume, and three letters of recommendation.
  • GRE scores will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

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    40812 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40812 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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