Gannon University

Introduction

Our Mission

Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.

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Gannon's Great Location

We are located in Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Our unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.

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History of Gannon University

Gannon College of Arts and Sciences, founded as Cathedral College under the 1925 charter of Villa Maria College, was established by then-Archbishop John Mark Gannon, who in 1941 purchased one of the most elegant buildings in downtown Erie—the Strong Mansion (now known as Gannon’s "Old Main")—as the current campus’ central site. Renamed Gannon College in 1944, it received its own charter as a four-year men’s college. In 1964, Gannon became co-educational and established a graduate school. In 1979, the college attained University status.

A private, Catholic, comprehensive co-educational institution, Gannon has emerged as Northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier Catholic university and is a valuable community and regional resource.

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Key to Gannon’s mission is the personal and professional development of students. Leadership is fostered through a range of campus organizations and activities which enhance academic interests as well as volunteerism and community service, and which provide opportunities for intellectual, moral and spiritual growth.

Today, Gannon University is committed to building on its successful history of preparing leaders by focusing on a dynamic future of change and new opportunities. Gannon is focused on a total commitment to academic excellence, to its Catholic identity, its future financial growth from external sources, its strengthened development of the faculty’s teaching and scholarship, its involvement in and service to the local and regional community, its undergraduate and graduate enrollment, and its enhancement of technology.

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Discover Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania, is a city made for college students. Downtown, right next door to Gannon's Campus you’ll find abundant opportunities for internships and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. And when your school day is done, you’ll have plenty of fun, as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants right in the heart of the city, all steps away from Gannon. Just minutes away, relax on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle State Park, a popular Gannon student hangout, or cheer on Erie’s professionally affiliated hockey, baseball and basketball teams. Students tell us Erie is just the right size: Big enough to provide plenty of professional and recreational opportunities, but small enough to easily get to places and feel secure.

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Erie

The world of electrical and computer engineering is an ever-changing one. The advances in technologies over a new graduate’s professional career of approximately 40 years will be phenomenal. While the undergraduate coursework puts a solid foundation in mathematics, engineering science, and humanities, as well as the ability to tackle and solve new problems in a forthright manner, [+]

Program Overview The world of electrical and computer engineering is an ever-changing one. The advances in technologies over a new graduate’s professional career of approximately 40 years will be phenomenal. While the undergraduate coursework puts a solid foundation in mathematics, engineering science, and humanities, as well as the ability to tackle and solve new problems in a forthright manner, graduate school is the next step in a lifetime of learning for both new graduates and experienced working professionals. Gannon’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers two graduate programs for those who wish to continue their education in advanced subjects and stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world: a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree and a Master of Science in Embedded Software Engineering (MSES) degree. The goal of the program is to give an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate the necessary education to be an effective design or systems engineer. The student shall devise a curriculum with his/her advisor to pursue knowledge in advanced control theory, system modeling, electronics, communication, systems engineering, and embedded software. The student must complete at least 9 credits of Electrical Engineering program courses and satisfy the project/thesis requirement in Electrical Engineering. What Makes Us Different Our ESGP professional track is the ONLY curriculum in the region fully sponsored by GE Transportation. Our faculty members actively collaborate with local industry to bring practical experience to the classroom. Our focus is to train students to be effective engineers. Program Outcomes The program is designed to guide students to build technical competency, and effective communication and leadership skills. Demonstrate professional ethics and personal values in daily and professional life that exercise informed literary and aesthetic judgments by leveraging diverse cultures and societies Demonstrate teamwork and leadership qualities and/or attainment of leadership roles in a global work environment Demonstrate technical competency in applying comprehensive engineering knowledge throughout their chosen profession Admission Requirements Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an ABET accredited program or its equivalent with a QPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants with non-electrical or computer engineering degrees may be admitted, but required to take additional course work as determined by the program director. Applicants must submit the following: Completed application Transcripts for all prior college course work Three recommendation letters TOEFL scores if English is not a first language [-]

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Erie

The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide advanced studies for the graduate engineer who wishes to continue preparation for effective participation in the professions of mechanical engineering. The program also provides continuing education in advanced subjects for the working engineer who acknowledges the need to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world. [+]

Program Overview The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide advanced studies for the graduate engineer who wishes to continue preparation for effective participation in the professions of mechanical engineering. The program also provides continuing education in advanced subjects for the working engineer who acknowledges the need to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world. Emphasis is placed on the development of the engineer’s capacity for independent study and continued professional growth. What Makes Us Different Program has a thesis or project options to complete the course, appropriate direction assessed by director Professional Track, or Work-Study Option Available to students who academically excel in the program Personally work with your advisor to find a track that best suits your areas of interest and strength Admission Requirements Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program or its equivalent with a QPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants without the appropriate Mechanical Engineering degree may be admitted and required to take additional course work as determined by the program director. Applicants must submit the following: Completed application Transcripts for all prior college course work Three recommendation letters TOEFL/other scores if English is not a first language. [-]

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