ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington recently announced generous scholarships earmarked for its Philadelphia regional general engineering students. Juniors and seniors enrolled in the general engineering multidisciplinary engineering design (MDE) option will receive a scholarship for each year they are enrolled in the major.
Graduates of the program receive a degree from the one of the nation’s top schools in the profession, the Penn State College of Engineering, while living in the Philadelphia area for their coursework and, if they choose, for their required 300-hour internships.
The coursework provides practical experience in several disciplines including and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and engineering design. Students in MDE spend the first two years at Abington building a strong engineering and robotics foundation. The last four semesters take place at the state-of-the-art engineering suite at Penn State Great Valley. A capstone design project encompasses the fourth year along with a single semester technology-based entrepreneurship course.
The multimillion-dollar engineering suite is outfitted with advanced professional software and equipment. Students have access to top-tier circuits and robotics labs, as well as a fabrication and design facility. Laser engravers, 3D printers, machining centers and other shop tools are available.