Featured Online Student Story

MCIT Online Student Xunjing Wu on Mid-Career Switch to Computer Science

Xunjing Wu was working as a GIS analyst in a global infrastructure company in 2015 when she signed up for her very first computer science course online. “Working there and at a startup afterward reinforced the idea that I needed to have the skills and the tools to understand data better,” Wu said. “As a kid, I didn’t have access to a computer, but I remember that after I started working, I knew I needed and wanted to learn programming.” Read More…

Featured Courses, Degrees and Certificates

Online Master of Computer and Information Technology

The online Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) degree is a first-of-its-kind graduate-level degree program in Computer Science tailored for non-Computer Science majors.

Open Course: Computational Thinking for Problem Solving

Learn about the pillars of computational thinking, how computer scientists develop and analyze algorithms, and how solutions can be realized on a computer using the Python programming language.

Robotics Specialization:

The Introduction to Robotics Specialization introduces you to the concepts of robot flight and movement, how robots perceive their environment, and how they adjust their movements to avoid obstacles, navigate difficult terrains and accomplish complex tasks such as construction and disaster recovery.


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Announcing MCIT Online

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About Online Learning

Here, Penn Engineering advances the University of Pennsylvania’s mission to increase access to education and innovation through online platforms that allow all individuals with an internet connection to benefit from the research and teaching expertise of world-renowned experts in robotics, software development, and other leading-edge engineering fields. By harnessing the latest in online course technologies, our Ivy League-caliber resources and capabilities are open to all — truly, anyone can learn to think and create like an engineer.

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