Design a personalized plan of study in our new transdisciplinary studies in engineering technology major, blending fields like humanities and business with engineering technology-focused disciplines.
Featuring hands-on team-based projects, transdisciplinary studies in engineering technology will help you become a lifelong learner. It’s a program especially for the trailblazers, the challenge-seekers, the pioneers with an interest in engineering technology — the students who are independent minded, ambitious, creative, passionate, reflective, and inventive.
Transdisciplinary studies in engineering technology is an educational experience unlike any other because it combines individualized learning with close mentoring by faculty experts and a competency based curriculum which clearly defines each ability, skill, behavior, and body of knowledge that you’ll master.
Employers today have many positions with job titles that didn’t exist only a few years ago. This major provides you with broad technical competence and the abilities to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to adapt and thrive in our ever-changing world.
This is one of two competency-based degrees offered by the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
- In each semester’s Design Lab and Seminar learning environments, you will learn discipline-specific theory and how to apply it to real-world problems.
- It’s a student-centered culture called “competency-based education” focuses more on “show us what you can do with what you know” and less on memorization.
- You will create an electronic portfolio which documents your abilities and mastery of subjects – which you may choose to share with potential employers.