Swanson School of Engineering

School of Engineering Students


The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering is one of the oldest engineering programs in the United States. The Swanson School has excelled in basic and applied research during the past decade and is on the forefront of 21st-century technology, including energy systems, bioengineering, microsystems and nano systems, computational modeling, and advanced materials development.

Approximately 120 faculty members serve more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments, including bioengineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering and materials science.

Giving Priorities

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Dean’s Message


"Thanks to the generous donors who support the Swanson School of Engineering, we continue to produce highly qualified engineers and generate innovative research and technology.  The commitment made by our donors has helped us improve the scholarship and reputation of the School.  Continued support from our friends and alumni will ensure that we will be able to make even greater strides in the future."

- Gerald D. Holder, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering



Sean Dean


Sean Dean       
Director of Annual Programs    
Office of Institutional Advancement
(412) 624-5811         


Carey Anne Zucca       
Sr. Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
Swanson School of Engineering
(412) 624-9812