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Discover what makes YOUR gears turn!

Did you take apart your toys as a kid… just to put them back together again?

Then you’re an ideal candidate for Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Applied Engineering (EGR) two-year associate degree program.
What is Applied Engineering?
You might not realize it, but applied engineering is all around you. From the TV you watch, to the car you drive, to the cell phone you can’t live without–talented application engineers are responsible! They apply their skills and training to almost every aspect of everyday technology, manufacturing, construction and design.

If you’re fascinated by how things work, if you love working with your hands, and if you don’t want to sit at a desk all day, you’ll thrive in the engineering field.
What is experiential learning?
Simply put, experiential learning is learning through direct experience. We feel it’s the best way to learn, and we designed our program around it. So when you attend classes at P.I.T., get ready for more than just textbooks. Our instructors use a variety of teaching tools such as:
  • Visits to plants, job sites, and labs
  • Direct interaction with site supervisors
  • Meetings with hiring managers
  • Hands-on use of equipment and machinery
  • Multimedia classroom presentations
  • Model-making projects
  • Intercollegiate building competitions
What kind of career will I have?
The possibilities are endless for mechanical engineers and engineering designers. The variety within applied engineering means that you’ll always be able to find a job in fields like:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Refinery Engineering
  • Research & Development
  • Structural Engineering

There are also great opportunities for holders of associate degrees in Applied Engineering. Start work right away as a:
  • 3D Modeler
  • Design Engineer
  • Structural Engineer Assistant
  • Metrology Technician
  • Quality Control Professional
  • Shop or Construction Site Technician
Where can I go after P.I.T.?
P.I.T. launches you into a world of opportunity! You can transfer your associate degree credits to a four-year college or university to pursue your Bachelor of Science degree. You can start working in your field right after graduation. You can work in your field and pursue your degree part-time. P.I.T. will prepare you for the next step that’s right for YOU.
Why choose P.I.T. for your Applied Engineering degree?
  1. Experienced Instructors
    Our instructors either come from a real world background or still hold positions in their fields. They share their working knowledge to better prepare our students to enter the workplace.

  2. Intimate learning environment and family atmosphere
    Our instructors know each student on a first name basis. Smaller class sizes allow us to focus on each student’s individual strengths and areas to improve.

  3. Parallel learning
    P.I.T.’s unique “parallel learning” approach saves time and money for our students. We offer skill strengthening and degree classes at the same time, fast-tracking students to a degree.

  4. Flexibility
    Our flexible schedule is ideal for students balancing work, family, and school.

  5. No “weeding out” courses
    It’s common to find “weeding out” courses in other engineering programs. These courses are harder than a first semester course should be. Some schools use these to “weed out” struggling students. At P.I.T. we take the opposite approach: we WANT you to succeed. We will go the extra mile to ensure your success!

  6. Free tutoring
    Scheduled tutoring from both instructors and honor students is available to ALL P.I.T. students, free of charge!

  7. Portfolio Building and Interview Coaching
    The value of a P.I.T. education extends beyond the classroom! Our instructors work hard to prepare graduates through portfolio building and interview coaching.

P.I.T. is an independent, not-for-profit, degree granting college, accredited by Middle States*
* Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267)-284-5000