We invite our students, family, faculty and friends to check out the Swanson School of Engineering Student Programs.


Cooperative Education is the rotation between school and full-time work assignments that relate directly to your engineering, chemistry, or computer science discipline. This program enables students to complement classroom studies with practical experience, technical knowledge, and financial reward.


The Engineering Office of Diversity envisions a diverse workforce that provides quality engineering education for all students; a diverse student body that is reflective of the nation’s mixture of differences and similarities; an inclusive environment in which those difference and similarities are appreciated, valued and respected; and equitable academic supports that improve the quality and ultimate graduation of women and students traditionally underrepresented in engineering.


Pitt EXCEL is a comprehensive program committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of academically excellent engineering undergraduates, particularly individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Program activities include academic counseling, study sessions, engineering research and mentoring opportunities, graduate school preparation, and career development workshops, as well as a two-week intensive study skills, math, and science review session for pre-freshmen.

Global Experiences & Engagement

The Swanson School of Engineering believes in the importance of an internationally focused engineering education. Future engineers must be prepared to work in a global marketplaces, where a career may physically be thousands of miles from home, or linked to the other side of the world virtually.

Investing Now

INVESTING NOW, created in 1988, is a college preparatory program created to stimulate, support, and recognize the high academic performance of pre-college students from groups that are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and careers. The purpose of the program is to ensure that participants are well prepared for matriculation at the University of Pittsburgh.