Online Students are Penn Students

Penn Engineering Online degree students receive the same high-quality instruction as on-campus students and they will graduate with the exact same degree and diploma (not an “online” or “extended” degree). Even though Penn Engineering Online students aren’t physically present on campus, they still belong to a thriving community where they interact with campus-based faculty as well as other online students. 

Academic Experience

Penn Engineering Online students will have ongoing access to Penn Engineering faculty and TAs through live office hours and discussion forums. Courses are taught by research faculty as well as teaching faculty. Students will also have access to a wide range of student services as well as the Penn Engineering Online Academic Support Team.

How We Evaluate Candidates

Applications are evaluated holistically as a complete portfolio. In general, we look for students who we expect will succeed in, benefit from, and contribute to Penn Engineering Online. We want to see who you are as a person and why you want to be here.

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The Executives in Residence program brings together a premier community of tech executives who are passionate about bridging cutting-edge industry innovations to world-class academics.

The Board for Online Engineering Education provides strategic guidance to help Penn Engineering Online launch new initiatives and evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing programs.

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