student advising office


Every student in Mechanical Engineering is assigned to our Academic Adviser who is located in 140 Reber Building. Our adviser can help you develop your academic plan and provide resources/advice to help you with professional and academic decisions. Your adviser’s role is to help guide and provide insight to help you make informed decisions. Each student is responsible for their program/course choices and the monitoring of their academic progress. Be aware that the student must “assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation recommendations.” (Academic Policy 32-30) The ME Academic Adviser is available for routine questions and academic advising during a regular posted schedule.

The Undergraduate Student Curriculum Coordinator in 139 Reber Building is responsible for all student records. Please contact the coordinator if you have any questions about your degree audit, course substitutions, graduation, Faculty Senate petitions, co-op or internships.

The Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs is responsible for undergraduate program issues and is available for questions about undergraduate policies and procedures. The Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs is available by appointment to meet with students considering studying abroad to discuss curriculum choices.

You can easily make advising appointments in Starfish or email questions to



With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519