About Purdue University
Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. It’s a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social, or humanitarian impact.
Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue’s role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 950 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that’s without rival.
About Undergraduate Programs in Aviation at Purdue University
Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology, one of 6 departments and schools in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, is recognized worldwide as a leader in aviation education. All 3 of Purdue’s Aviation Technology undergraduate majors are world-class educational programs. Students can choose to specialize in Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aviation Management, or Professional Flight. Take a virtual tour of the department, including Flight Operations, the Simulator Building, Terminal Building, Laboratories and Research Centers, and the Niswonger Building of Aviation Technology. You can also download our PDF Information Packet.
About the Faculty
Purdue’s Aviation Technology faculty members have been conducting research involved with various aspects of flight technology as well as flight culture. Research areas include;
- Biofuels testing and development
- Gender issues in the aviation industry
- Evaluation of soy-diesel fuel blends
- High performance turbine operations
- Human factors and crew resource management