The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, previously named the College of Technology, is one of 10 colleges at Purdue University offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college includes seven academic schools, departments, and divisions:
- Aviation and Transportation Technology
- Engineering Technology
- Computer and Information Technology
- Computer Graphics Technology
- Construction Management Technology
- Military Science & Technology
- Technology Leadership & Innovation.
As one of the Purdue Moves initiatives, the college is undergoing a major transformation that affects all facets of the college, the scope of which is so profound that a name change was warranted. The Polytechnic name best embodies the characteristics, elements, and philosophy of the transformed college and readily represents a distinctive brand that highlights the unique nature of the learning experience.
The academic programs combine theory-based applied learning, team-based projects, integrated humanities studies, competency-based credentialing, and a series of experiential components such as industry-sponsored senior capstone projects, internships, global immersions, and certification-earning activities. The Polytechnic learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep technical knowledge and applied skills in their chosen discipline, but also possess problem-solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.
Research within the college also continues to expand and strengthen, with five signature areas propelling the college to the technological and scientific forefront:
- Bio-Inspired Sustainability
- Robotics, Manufacturing, and Autonomy
- Closed-Loop Healthcare
- Innovative STEM Education
- Human Scale Computing
Whether it’s delivering a transformed learning experience to produce industry-ready graduates who have the skills for today’s economy, or conducting use-inspired research to advance the evolution of technology and solve real-world challenges, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute aims to be a global leader.