Academic Plans

Academic Plan for Engineering Science Major

The curriculum in engineering science has been designed so that a student in this major can attend a commonwealth campus for the complete first and second year before transferring to the University Park campus without delaying graduation.

View the Engineering Science Advising Flowchart and Checklist, which displays the typical semester-by-semester placement of courses at the University Park campus. 

Academic Plan for Engineering Science Pre-Med Plan

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics offers a Pre-Med option to undergraduates who wish to pursue the field of medicine.

View the Pre-Med Plan Advising Flowchart.

Concurrent Majors

At the baccalaureate level, students may be approved for admission to more than one major under the Concurrent Majors program. A concurrent majors program is one in which students take courses to concurrently meet the requirements of at least two majors, with graduation for all majors in the program occurring during the same semester.

When adding a second (or third) major with the Engineering Science major, there are numerous courses in one of the two majors that can fulfill course requirements in the other. To complete two bachelor’s degrees in engineering disciplines in four years, a student should either come in with a number of AP credits or be willing to take a number of 18+ credits semesters.

Most common concurrent majors:

  • Chemical Engineering and Engineering Science
  • Electrical Engineering and Engineering Science
  • Energy Engineering and Engineering Science
  • Mathematics (General Option) and Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
  • Physics and Engineering Science

For more information on the Concurrent Majors program, please refer to the Undergraduate Program Guide.

Undergraduate Courses

Engineering Science (E SC) Courses:

Engineering Mechanics (E MCH) Courses:



The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523