In conjunction with the EME department, SPE Penn State offers technical electives. These are 1 credit weekend classes that are taught by industry professionals.
The five short courses below are typically offered once per semester.
All students majoring in PNG E are required to take 6 technical elective credits. 3 of those credits can come from SPE short courses. Priority registration for technical electives is given to upperclassmen with the highest attendance at SPE meetings, so please come to meetings and don’t forget to sign in! Information about registering for technical electives will be sent via MailChimp email, so make sure you are on the SPE listserv.
We are always looking for additional short courses to help students satisfy technical elective requirements. If you know someone in the industry who teaches a course in a technical discipline and who would be willing to volunteer to teach Penn State students, please contact our .