Penn State developed the bachelor of engineering degree with the multidisciplinary engineering design (MDE) option in response to the evolving needs of companies in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond.
The curriculum offers a firm grounding in engineering fundamentals, embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education, and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective.
The major incorporates advanced coursework in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering design to produce innovative engineers specializing in systems design and integration.
In developing the bachelor of engineering degree with the multidisciplinary engineering design (MDE) option, Penn State has drawn upon its strengths as one of the premier institutions in engineering education and research.
Flying high with Masataka Okutsu
"He has designed multiple gravity-assist trajectories for NASA’s mission studies"
Dr. Masataka Okutsu conducts research in astrodynamics and space mission design for NASA. His work has even been covered by the national and the international media, including MSNBC and the BBC.
Faculty developing echolocation device to assist the visually impaired
“I focus on helping students apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills.”
Dr. Yi Yang explains why he chose to teach at Penn State Abington, and talks about research projects that are being worked on through ACURA (Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities) students.