Why Study Engineering Technology at Purdue?
Having an advanced degree from Purdue University will position you to make high-impact contributions in the field of engineering technology. Whether you are pursuing a master's degree or a Ph.D., your research and coursework will prepare you for leadership or advanced technical positions in industry, academia, and government in applied research, solution development, entrepreneurial ventures, and management.
Engineering technology professionals must be adaptable as they solve a wide variety of technical challenges. Engineering Technology involves use-inspired research, which can include production, operations, and processes to solve demanding business and industry challenges. Engineering Technology as a discipline is primarily focused on using engineering science, values, and knowledge with the technical, personnel, and abilities necessary for typical engineering, electrical, manufacturing, mechanical, and related development projects or processes for example.
A student in our graduate program has the opportunity for specialized coursework that you can put together with your major professor to create your plan of study. Working closely with your mentor can allow you the opportunity to contribute to leading-edge research projects.
Areas of Study and Specialization
The School of Engineering Technology is working to create four separate areas of study, each with specializations based on our faculty expertise. The first area of concentration that will be launched is Advanced Manufacturing. When this concentration has been formally approved, it will be note on this website for your enrollment. Our faculty conduct research which represents the future of Engineering Technology in the United States and around the world. Visit the Engineering Technology graduate faculty tab to view profiles and learn more about our faculty research interests. As a graduate student in the School of Engineering Technology, you have the opportunity to explore topics that address the engineering grand challenges and the advanced requirements of business and industry in the technology and innovation sphere.
The Graduate Faculty
Our graduate faculty have broad industry and educational backgrounds that are complemented with professional credentials. The faculty are leaders in their respective fields and are involved in active research and industry partnership programs. Additionally, some of our faculty have an entrepreneurial spirit, having turned their research into products that have helped a variety of industries solve problems and improve their productivity and accuracy.
Purdue is proud to offer students access to a variety of Engineering Technologies in support of graduate education and research. Purdue has many campus-wide computing resources, the School of Engineering Technology has developed its own laboratories supporting distinct research objectives. Examples include
- Acoustics Lab
- Adaptive Computing Systems Lab (ACSL)
- Applied Energy Lab (AEL)
- Applied Measurement Lab
- Automated Manufacturing Lab
- Experimental Mechanics Lab
- Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE)
- Fluid Power Lab
- Industrial Communications Lab
- Integrated Sensing and Smart Solutions Lab (ISSSL)
- Knoy Scanning Probe Microscopy Lab (KSPML)
- Laboratory of Organic Bio-Electronics (LOBE)
- Materials Lab
- Metal Casting & Materials Processing Lab
- Multidisciplinary Design Lab
- Smart Meter Integration Lab (SMIL)
- Sustainable Manufacturing Lab
Financial Support Opportunities
For qualified students, graduate research and teaching assistantships may be available to help financially fund your graduate education. Assistantships provide you with a stipend, tuition waiver, and eligibility for healthcare benefits during your graduate studies.
Your Future Begins TODAY!
When you pursue your advanced degree in Engineering Technology, your studies and research will represent the intersection of new technologies and enterprise-scalable problem-solving the challenges of business and industry. You will be at the forefront of emerging areas such as project management, sustainable energy, mechatronics, metal casting, and smart manufacturing to name just a few.