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Embedded Course Options

Programs with Embedded Course Options

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) offers several academic programs with an emphasis on global engagement. Some courses include international travel components. In particular, students should investigate:

  • Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE): During the HESE field experience you will live, work, and play in a community in Kenya for the month of May while you collaborate on ventures and technologies that impact the world. The HESE field experience is open to all majors who are prepared to test the results of the previous HESE course. If you are interested in this field experience, please contact to join the HESE program at least one semester ahead of time. More information »
  • Engineering Leadership Development Minor (ELDM): Students in the minor can take courses that develop cultural awareness, international collaborations and virtual teaming skills. Project teams work to apply engineering skills in solving socially relevant issues. Travel is offered in these courses, to witness first-hand the value of engineering in addressing the needs of developing countries. More information »

Engineering Embedded Course Options

  • ME 440 – Mechanical Systems Design Project
    Spring embedded course to Shanghai, China.
    This project will facilitate direct interaction and collaboration between Penn State and Shanghai Jiao Tong University faculty and students who previously had only been collaborating on their industry-sponsored capstone project remotely. Learn more »
  • ENGR 310 – Entrepreneurial Leadership
    Spring embedded course to Jerusalem, Israel.
    This special section emphasizes a comparison of culture, society and the entrepreneurship eco-systems between the U.S. and the Middle East, especially Israel. This is an active learning course that covers key entrepreneurial and business start-up concepts. Learn more »



The mission of Global Engineering Engagement is to create an environment that embraces the values of international education, where access to global exposure and opportunities to develop cross-cultural competence is pervasive. We believe that it is within our reach to ensure that all engineering students can become internationally engaged.

Global Engineering Engagement

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

208 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802