Hands-on education.

Real-world success.

The faculty, staff and students of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute strive to embrace the connection of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and thoughts as we develop an environment that helps each of us achieve our most creative and innovative ideas and solutions. We dedicate ourselves to the hard work that must be done to improve and expand our equitable and inclusive practices as we make the Polytechnic Institute a college where everyone feels welcomed and respected, and as we build a community where excellence and achievement are attainable by all.


Purdue Polytechnic offers 70 academic options in six subject areas at the main Purdue campus in West Lafayette. Explore today!





Indiana map showing locations of Purdue Polytechnic campuses You can study select Purdue Polytechnic majors in nine Indiana communities in addition to the main campus at West Lafayette.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

10 Elements drive our dedication to impactful technology education

Modernized teaching methods

In a shift away from lectures, our active-learning teaching methods make students – not instructors – the center of classroom attention.

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Integrated humanities studies

Students leverage the power of humanities and social sciences to improve critical thinking, communication, creativity, logic and innovation.

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Team project-based learning

Team projects expose students to team dynamics, deadlines and problem-solving techniques, all aspects employees deal with in the workforce.

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Plans of study include internships or other workforce-like activities, while college staff forge corporate partnerships to increase student opportunities.

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Competency credentialing

Students build professional portfolios and hone industry skills, demonstrating that they not only know things, but, most importantly, they can do things.

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Theory-based applied learning

Students learn by doing – the hands-on hallmark of the Polytechnic learning environment. They gain, apply, and ultimately demonstrate new expertise.

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Integrated learning-in-context curriculum

Learning how to do something by understanding why it is done, within the context of how it relates to other subject matters, ties courses together.

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Senior capstone projects

Two-semester projects require teams of seniors to apply everything they have learned to solve industry challenges for real clients.

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Faculty-to-student mentorship

Every student has multiple opportunities to connect with a faculty mentor for outside-the-classroom professional guidance and support.

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Global/cultural immersions

Students gain insights into cultures other than their own, broadening their perspectives and becoming more marketable to employers.

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