Prospective Undergraduate FAQ
MEAM is a discipline of engineering that encompasses principles from physics and materials science to design and analyze manufacturing machinery and industrial equipment, motor vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more. The field’s core concepts include mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials science, and energy.Learn more about the undergraduate program...
No. Students do not need to declare any major or concentration when applying to Penn as an undergraduate. Simply indicate that you are "undecided" when applying. Once you get to Penn, you can use the first part of your undergraduate experience to take engineering classes in different disciplines to see what is best for you.
Yes. In fact, it is encouraged! You can focus in one specific discipline in MEAM, such as Mechatronics, by taking the classes suggested for each area.
Submatriculation is the opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students to enter into the MSE degree program and take graduate-level courses as electives during their junior and senior years.