Computer Graphics Technology Program


ATMAE​ATMAE: The  Computer Graphics Technology Program at Purdue University 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 2018-2019
West Lafayette 450 425 401 378 326 335 366 386 441 511  
New Albany - - - - - - - 36 48 48 45
Richmond - - - - - - -


21 28 27

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
West Lafayette 108 110 103 101 95 78 66 105 98  
New Albany - - - - - - - - 5 9
Richmond - - - - - - - - 1 6

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
66 93.94% 85.48% 13 $55,973