Information of Interest to Parents
Why Penn Engineering?
Penn Engineering is unlike any other school of engineering. And exactly what you would expect to find at an ivy league institution like Penn. At Penn Engineering, there are no boundaries as to what students can learn and accomplish. Read below to learn about some opportunities that make us unique and a great place to become an engineer.
Curriculum Deferred Option
Students do not have to know exactly what they want to do when they arrive here at Penn Engineering. In fact, many of our students elect to matriculate as Curriculum Deferred (CD). They can take classes like Engineering 101, which allows them to try out different areas of engineering until they find the right fit, and by the end of their freshman year they are ready to choose their own path. Here is more information.
Students here are not confined to any one degree program. They are free to have a dual major within the school or across the university, incorporating a degree from an extensive list of programs in the Arts and Sciences or The Wharton School. Read more information on Dual Degrees and Special Programs.
Penn Engineering students have the option to begin an engineering graduate program while still completing their undergraduate program. While registered as an undergraduate, students may take (double‐count) up to three graduate courses to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Click here for more information.
Where our Students End up After Graduation
Post Graduation Candidates
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