Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania

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Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania was a school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania founded in 1853. It was the eighth school of engineering in the United States[1]:106 and the first to offer degree programs in mechanical engineering, mining engineering, and architecture.[1]:109 It was founded by Dr. Alfred L. Kennedy, who took inspiration from polytechnic schools in Europe, specifically the Polytechnische Schule of Carlsruhe and the L'Ecole Centrale des Arts of Paris.


  1. ^ a b McGivern, James G. (1961). "Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania (A Forgotten College)". Journal of Engineering Education. 52: 106–112.