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Campus-Based Global Courses

Capstone Design Experience

All seniors are required to take a capstone design course that applies engineering knowledge to a hands-on, company-sponsored project. To give our graduates the opportunity to collaborate with team members across the globe, the Department has partnered with several overseas universities. One section of the Capstone Design course is dedicated to these cross-cultural teams.

ME 440W and ME 441W: Mechanical Systems Design Project

You have the option of partnering with students from China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University, or South Korea's Chonnam University.

NucE 431W: Nuclear Reactor Core Design Synthesis

A partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University allows you to partner with Chinese nuclear engineering students in this course.

Courses with Global Components

All of these courses are taught on-campus with an international focus; however, some include an optional travel component. Check the course descriptions for specific requirements.

Courses in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP)

  • EDSGN 425: Global Engineering Design
  • EDSGN 452: Projects in Community Service Engineering
  • EDSGN 497: International Design, Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • EDSGN 497: Kenyan Seminar

Learn more about SEDTAPP or visit the Penn State Schedule of Courses.

General Engineering Courses with a Global Perspective

  • ENGR 420Y: Design for Global Society
  • ENGR 497: Global Business Seminar*
  • ENGR 497: International Entrepreneurship and Organizational Leadership*

*Note that the ENGR 497 course number is a temporary number, so these courses may not be the same as ones offered this semester. Check the descriptions in Penn State Schedule of Courses for the current course offerings.

Click here to read about more Penn State courses with an global component.

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Who to Contact

Patrick Tunno
Director of Global Engineering Engagement

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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