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Swanson School of Engineering

The University of Pittsburghs School of Engineering is one of the five oldest engineering programs in the United States. It was renamed after engineering pioneer John A. Swanson in 2007. Adhering to its outstanding industrial tradition, Pitts School of Engineering is well-known in the world for its excellent engineering education and school-enterprise cooperation. The School excels in basic and applied research and is at the forefront of 21st-century technology, including energy systems, sustainability, bioengineering, microsystems and nanosystems, computational modeling, and advanced materials development. Approximately 120 faculty members serve more than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments. The Swanson School of Engineering has developed strong collaborations with a number of energy industry partners and high technology companies in the Western Pennsylvania region, including Westinghouse Electric Corporation, American Iron and Steel, Alcoa, ANSYS software, Bayer Materials, and Eaton Corporation. The scientific research collaborations and cooperative projects with industry have promoted innovation and the development of machinery, energy technologies, and biopharmaceuticals. Over the past several years, the school has undergone a $150 million project to renovate Benedum Hall for its new and award-winning teaching and research facilities. The school is among the top 25 public engineering programs, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.


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