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



Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394