Educate for Service. Engineer for Society.

What if you could change the world? What if you could solve the problems of tomorrow, today? If you’re curious, enjoy problem solving, and see a world filled with possibility, engineering at E-town might be a good fit for you.

Unleash your creativity to make a difference

Engineers are a lot of things: creative problem solvers, innovators, and dreamers to name a few. While creativity and engineering might not seem like they go together, engineers are at the core of new developments making a difference for people all over the world. From designing machines that allow the deaf to hear, to designing cars that drive more safely or protecting the water supply, engineers are constantly putting big ideas into action.

All of our engineering students complete at least one real-world project for a community client, and have other opportunities to impact society. We partner on engineering projects with local non-profits, students in developing nations in Africa, the Center for Civic and Community Engagement, and the Social Enterprise Institute.

Jake Evans, Buck Kauffman, and David Good created a prototype vest to help in the physical therapy of a 3-year-old by with cerebral palsy.

Discover how Version 2.0 of the vest is helping at the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center

A distinctive learning community

At Elizabethtown, we have a small student body taught by eight professors, plus two adjunct faculty with a wealth of professional experience, a full-time physics research scientist, and a full-time fabrication technician. This allows you to have personal attention in the classroom and on projects to ensure you understand the material.

Our BS Engineering and BS Computer Engineering degrees are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Students who graduate from our accredited programs have access to enhanced opportunities in employment; licensure, registration and certification; graduate education and global mobility. An accredited degree gives you the flexibility to take your career across the country, or across the world.

Our small class sizes, as well as upperclass student mentors, allow 93% of our students to graduate in 4 years compared to just 50% nationally.

Our graduates succeed

Our focus is on mentoring, coaching, and guiding our students to not only succeed in making a living, but also in living fulfilling lives. Regardless of career path, Elizabethtown engineers are passionate about making the world a better place and doing work that will shape the future.

Our majors who enter the workforce immediately upon graduation have been hired by world-class companies such as Intel, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Goodyear, Raytheon, Google, Phoenix Contact, Armstrong, Johns Hopkins, Bechtel, and the NSA. 

Over 96% of our engineering and physics graduates are in full-time employment or graduate school within one year of graduation.

Each year, several of our graduates enroll in full-time Ph.D. and Masters programs in Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering. Recent graduates have entered programs at schools like:

penn state
Notre Dame
Carnegie Mellon
University of Delaware

Recent graduates have also worked in finance and continued their studies in law at U Penn.