Computer Graphics Technology Program


ATMAE​ATMAE: The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Graphics Technology at the Purdue University campus at West Lafayette is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Commission of ATMAE,

HLC: All Purdue University programs are institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,

Program Educational Objectives:

  • Recognize and demonstrate their breadth and depth of knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  • Apply and analyze their knowledge to critical thinking and quantitative reasoning problems with an effective expression to persuade others to their ideas.
  • Synthesis information combining elements in a different way to form new ideas and then evaluate making judgements about information based on discovered criteria.
  • Utilizing interdisciplinary perspectives of several disciplines with an understanding of the powers and limits of each field and of the kind of contribution each can make; students learn how to understand phenomena as a complex whole and engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.
  • Utilizing inter & intracultural understanding, students recognize how their thoughts and actions are influenced by culture helping them to understand a set of cognitive, affective and behavioral skills & characteristics that facilitate effective and appropriate interaction allowing them to work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree programs in Computer Graphics Technology will achieve the following learned capabilities:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment Trends

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
West Lafayette 450 425 401 378 326 335 366 386 441 511

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
West Lafayette 108 110 103 101 95 78 66 105 98

Enrollment Trends and Number of Graduates data is sourced from Purdue’s Office of Enrollment Management's Data Digest.

Placement Data*

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Continuing Education Average Salary
73 79.45% 84.48% 10 $56,833