HU to launch new cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate programs

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s degree programs are on the rise.

This fall the University will launch a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Advanced Manufacturing at its main campus in Harrisburg, and Master of Science degree programs in Human-Centered Interaction Design and Techpreneurship at its downtown Philadelphia location.

A strong manufacturing base is crucial to some of the most important industries in the U.S. Taking this into account, HU’s Advanced Manufacturing program includes the application of information, computation, automation devices, software, sensing and networking to the manufacturing process. The Advanced Manufacturing curriculum teaches both traditional and tailored solutions aimed at enhancing manufacturing for existing products, new products, and emerging technologies.

In manufacturing, needs determine which products are produced for consumers.

But in the computing world, this isn’t always the case.

Professionals are often skilled technically, however, they tend to lack the ability to ensure their work fits practical human needs.

HU’s M.S. in Human-Centered Interaction Design program bridges the gap between human-centered research, technology, and the design of practical solutions to meet real-world needs. No one is happier about this than employers. And for anyone with undergraduate degrees in the social and behavioral sciences or the liberal arts, the Human-Centered Interaction Design program is a great gateway to a STEM career. For more about the program, click Here.

The M.S. in Techpreneurship program also fills a critical need in today’s business world.

Techpreneurship gives students the knowledge and skills they need to fuel innovation and develop viable products. It’s a skill set in short supply today and companies large and small are eager to bring qualified leaders on board. You can use this opportunity to launch a successful career in technology management.

“These are market-facing programs, and there is a need for people with these types of skill sets,” said Harrisburg University President Dr. Eric Darr. “These programs not only educate people, they will help attract more companies and talent to the region.”

The Techpreneurship program is a 36-hour master’s curriculum offered in an executive weekend format at our Philadelphia location. You’ll also spend part of the semester studying in the Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation and entrepreneurship. During your time in California, you’ll study at Thinktomi, one of America’s foremost schools of business innovation. More information about the program can be found Here.

“Harrisburg University from Philadelphia to the Silicon Valley?  We always thought of ourselves as Silicone Valley 2.0 here anyway,” Dr. Darr said. “These programs will attract forward thinkers who are ready to help transform their industries, the economy, and surrounding communities.”

More information about the Advanced Manufacturing Bachelor of Science program can be found Here.

For additional information on the graduate programs taught in Philadelphia, contact: Steven Infanti, AVP, Graduate Admissions, via email:

About Harrisburg University

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717-901-5146 or email,