Gain a larger perspective of the aviation industry, from making decisions to understanding your aircraft, as you train to become a pilot.

Professional Flight

More than a flight school, Purdue offers a bachelor’s degree in professional flight that provides you with a larger perspective of the aviation industry. Your classes range from how an airplane is built to decision-making in the airline industry. You will learn by flying in our state-of-art fleet and matching simulators, and from aviation professionals with significant industry experience.

The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology encourages you to obtain the highest level of medical and student certificates possible during your time at Purdue.

Special Features

Additional fees for flight courses can be found here.

Fees will be assessed for no-shows. The current policy can be found here.

What can I do?

Flight instructor
Executive pilot
Airline captain
Professional pilot

Where can I go?

United Airlines
American Airlines
Boeing
FedEx

The bachelor's degree in professional flight technology is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

Important Public Information

There are infinite opportunities to do things beyond classwork. The flight program has more to offer than just the skills it takes to be a pilot. There are hidden gems – fly a glider or fly along on the jet. It’s unique having our own airport and the amenities of a big university.
Sebastian Andrade
Professional Flight

What to expect in Professional Flight

Core courses

TLI 11100 - Gateway To Technology Leadership And Innovation
or
IT 10400 - Industrial Organization
TLI 11200 - Foundations Of Organizational Leadership
or
OLS 25200 - Human Relations In Organizations
TLI 21300 - Project Management
or
TECH 32000 - Technology And The Organization
TLI 21400 - Introduction To Supply Chain Management Technology
or
IT 23000 - Industrial Supply Chain Management
TLI 31300 - Technology Innovation And Integration: Bar Codes To Biometrics
or
IT 34500 - Automatic Identification And Data Capture
TLI 31400 - Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31500 - Innovative Product Development And Testing
or
TLI 36700 - Teaching Design And Innovation I
TLI 31600 - Statistical Quality Control
or
IT 34200 - Introduction To Statistical Quality
TLI 41400 - Financial Analysis For Technology Systems
or
IT 43200 - Financial Transactions In Distribution
TLI 23500 - Introduction To Lean And Sustainable Systems
or
IT 21400 - Introduction To Lean Manufacturing
TLI 33400 - Economic Analysis For Technology Systems
or
IT 45000 - Production Cost Analysis
TLI 33520 - Human Factors For Technology Systems
or
IT 28100 - Industrial Safety
or
IT 35100 - Advanced Industrial Safety And Health Management
TLI 33620 - Total Productive Maintenance
or
IT 38100 - Total Productive Maintenance
TLI 43530 - Operations Planning And Management
or
IT 44200 - Production Planning
TLI 43640 - Lean Six Sigma
or
IT 44600 - Six Sigma Quality
TLI 45700 - Technology Policy And Law
or
OLS 34600 - Critical Thinking And Ethics
MET 14300 - Materials And Processes I
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MET 14400 - Materials And Processes II
MET 24500 - Manufacturing Systems
CGT 11000 - Technical Graphics Communications
TLI 48390 - Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone I: Problem Identification And Analysis
TLI 48395 - Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone II: Facility Design

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the department

The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is focused on providing the education and skills necessary to create and build airworthy machines, manage all facets of the aviation industry, and safely pilot aircraft for a variety of consumers. Research projects touch on the same topics as well as NextGen aviation challenges, alternative aviation fuel and general aviation issues.

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