University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Engineering and Computer Science

Degree Programs

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown offers Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering and computer science. 

Pitt-Johnstown graduates have a greater-than-90% employment rate within three months of graduation and are aggressively recruited by engineering firms. 

Degree Information

The University of Pittsburgh at Pitt-Johnstown offers Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees in: 

  • Chemical Engineering (ChE) prepares students for  the chemical and petroleum industry through instruction in advanced chemistry, process control, and system dynamics.
  • Civil Engineering (CE) provides a full range of instruction  including construction materials and management, geotechnical, transportation, environmental and structural engineering along with design of infrastructure. 
  • Computer Engineering (CPE) prepares students for careers as computer professionals, emphasizing both the hardware and software aspects of computer engineering.
    • Computer Science offers a full range of courses in both theory and application, with emphasis on programming languages, software design and engineering, and systems programming.
  • Electrical Engineering (EE) prepares students for careers in production design and manufacturing, systems integration, plant operations, field support and engineering sales. Power systems are the hallmark of the program with emphasis on all phases of power generation and distribution.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) focuses on thermal-fluid science and solid mechanics and the design of systems. Manufacturing is covered in depth as an area of specialty.

    Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

As a new program, Engineering will reflect the excellence of the previous Engineering Technology program, including: 

  • Pitt-Johnstown graduates are aggressively recruited by many engineering firms, and have a greater-than-90% employment rate within three months of graduation. 
  • Excellent performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
  • An engineering faculty with real-world experience in their respective fields.

These engineering degrees will prepare graduates to function as professionals in their chosen fields.

The instruction will focus on the theoretical aspects of engineering and the practical application of that theory.

In every case, the programs are academically rigorous and reflect the best practices in engineering science and design.

The highly qualified faculty bring real-world, practical experience into the classroom and give Pitt-Johnstown students an exceptional, high-quality experience in engineering. Contact:

Engineering Division Office
200 Engineering & Science Building 
Fax: 814-269-7245

Jerry W. Samples, PhD, PEDivision Chair 
814-269-7244  |

Bonita R. Newfield
814-269-7243 |

Gina M. Thompson
814-269-7250  |

Information for Enrolled ET Students 

As an enrolled Engineering Technology student, will I be able to continue my current program, and how long will I have to complete?

The Engineering Technology program just completed a successful accreditation process through ABET that will cover students through 2021. This will allow students currently enrolled ample time to complete their program. The start date of the new program is fall 2016, and freshmen entering in fall 2016 will be enrolled in the new program.

Will currently enrolled students have the option to transition to the new degree?

Currently enrolled students will be taking different courses than those in the new program. Students enrolling in fall 2015 may have the opportunity to transition into the new program, but extra coursework will be required. Students who began in the fall of 2014 will be too far along to transition due to changes in the program that cannot be made up without excessive time in college, perhaps up to two additional years.


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