Penn History

Degrees offered and awarded by the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science (1852-2003) in chronological order:

Name of Degree Abbreviation Years in which the degree was offered or awarded
Bachelor of Science B.S. 1873-1892
Master of Science M.S. 1875-1880
Mining Engineer E.M. 1884-1896
Civil Engineer C.E. 1884-1953
Mechanical Engineer M.E. 1884-1953
Architect Archt. 1884-1894
Practical Chemist P.C. 1884-1894
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry B.S. in Chem. 1892-1954
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering B.S. in Ch.E. 1892-1975
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering B.S. in C.E. 1892-1975
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering B.S. in M.E. 1892-1975
Bachelor of Science in Architecture B.S. in Arch. 1892-1920
Master of Science M.S. 1892-1908
Chemical Engineer Ch.E. 1892-1894, 1901-1953
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering B.S. in E.E. 1892-1975
Electrical Engineer E.E. 1896-1953
Master of Science in Architecture M.S. in Arch. 1901-1920
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering M.S. in E.E. 1925-1964
Master of Science in Fuel Engineering M.S. in F.E. 1927-1928
Master of Science in Civil Engineering M.S. in C.E. 1929-1964
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering M.S. in M.E. 1929-1964
Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering D.Sc. in E.E. 1930-1936
Doctor of Science in Civil Engineering D.Sc. in C.E. 1931-1936
Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering D.Sc. in M.E. 1931-1936
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science after 1968) B.S. in Met.E. (B.S. in Met.M.S.) 1948-1975
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering M.S. in Ch.E. 1953-1964
Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering M.S. in Met.E. 1953-1964
Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics M.S. in Eng.Mech. 1957-1964
Master of Science in Systems Engineering and Operations Research M.S. in S.E.O.R. 1957-1964
Master of Science in Engineering (*) M.S.E. 1962-present
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (**) B.S.E. 1971-present
Bachelor of Science in Civil and Urban Engineering B.S. in C.U.E. 1974
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering B.S. in C.S.E. 1974
Bachelor of Applied Science (***) B.A.S. 1975-present
Master of Biotechnology M.B. 1998-present
Master of Computer and Information Technology M.C.I.T. 1998-present

* Beginning in 1968, the notation “For Graduate Work in X” (replaced by “(X)” in 1986) was added to this degree in the Commencement Program. According to the Commencement Programs, the fields (X) in which this degree has been granted are: Civil Engineering (1968-1975, 1985-1990); Engineering Mechanics (1968-1973); Mechanical Engineering (1968-1973); Chemical Engineering (1968-1974, 1993-); Electrical Engineering (and Science) (1968-present); Biomedical Electronic Engineering (1968-1975); Systems Engineering and Operations Research (1968-1974); Computer and Information Science(s) (1968-present); Metallurgy and Materials Science (1969-1979); Civil and Urban Engineering (1971-1985); Mechanical Engineering and (Applied) Mechanics (1971-present); Systems Engineering (1971-present); Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (1973-1992); Bioengineering (1976-present); Energy Engineering (1978-1986); Materials Science and Engineering (1980-present); Executive Engineering (1990-1998); Telecommunications and Networking (1997-present); Biotechnology (1998); Management of Technology (1998-present); Transportation (1998); Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2003). These notations may have been added to diplomas at an earlier date.

** From 1971 to 1996, the notation “(X)” was added to this degree in the Commencement Program. According to the Commencement Programs, the fields (X) in which this degree has been granted are: Mechanical Engineering (and Applied Mechanics) (1972-1996); Chemical Engineering (1971-1996); Computer Science and Engineering (1972-1996); Electrical Engineering (1972-1975, 1985-1996); Metallurgy and Materials Science (1971-1979); Civil Engineering (1973-1975, 1985-1990); Civil and Urban Engineering (1974-1985); Electrical Engineering and Science (1975-1985); Bioengineering (1976-1996); Systems Science and Engineering (1976-1996); Materials Science and Engineering (1979-1996); Civil Engineering Systems (1990-1996).

*** From 1986 to 1996, the notation “(X)” was added to some instances of this degree in the Commencement Program. According to the Commencement Programs, the fields (X) in which this degree have been granted are: Computer Science (1986-1996); Environmental Systems (1991-1996); Biomedical Science (1993-1996); Chemical Engineering (1994-1996); Cognitive Studies (1994-1996); Design Theory and Structural Technology (1994-1996); Systems Science and Engineering (1995-1996).