Continuing Education

Penn State offers a number of options for your employees to continue their engineering education - sometimes without leaving the office.

Short Courses, Conferences, and Workshops

Penn State Engineering short courses provide working engineers with quick, convenient ways to enhance and extend skills through high quality instruction and content. Learn More

Department of Architectural Engineering Short Courses

The department has developed for short courses for professional engineers, contractors, land surveyors and other certified professionals. These courses are designed to meet state continuing education requirements and certification for license renewal.

Course Offerings

  • Knowledge Management for AEC Organizations
  • Collaborative and Integrated Project Delivery
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Chilled Water Systems
  • Cool Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  • Combustion and Boilers
  • Graphical Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Empirical Design
  • 19th Century Structural Design Methods
  • Graphic Statics 
  • Solar Thermal Applications in Buildings 
  • Fundamentals of Lighting for Sales Engineers and Lighting Agents
  • Light Source Fundamentals for Sustainable Lighting Design
  • Fundamentals of Color for Lighting Design 
  • Project Execution Planning for Building
  • Information Modeling 
  • Wind Energy Engineering
  • Overview of Wind Energy Technology, Resource Assessment and Industry
  • High Performance Building Leadership
  • Integrated Design Management 
  • Learning from Building Failures 

Distance Education Courses and Programs

For students who can't attend classes at a Penn State campus, the College of Engineering offers courses and programs that give you convenient access to quality Penn State courses and instruction at your home or office. Distance students have access to Penn State courses and resources in a sustainable, technology-based learning environment. Learn More

Engineering Professional Development

The College encourages engineers to continue their professional growth through licensure, certification, and other opportunities throughout their careers. To aid engineers seeking professional registration, we offer review courses for the FE and PE examinations. Learn More

For more information on department short courses, contact:

Richelle Weiger
Continuing and Distance Education Coordinator



Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394