Computing Difference

The Computing Difference

A CAREER IN COMPUTING, DESIGN, AND/OR GRAPHICS CAN BE YOURS, THANKS TO A DEGREE FROM PURDUE POLYTECHNIC.

At Purdue Polytechnic, the way you learn is as important as what you learn.

  • Focus on applied, theory-based learning
  • Manage teams and workflow
  • Improve and implement new technologies
  • Collaborate with a wide range of professionals

Learn the skills and abilities that prepare you for a computing, design, and/or graphics career.

  • Class projects emphasize problem-solving and teamwork
  • Presentations polish communication skills
  • Internships provide real-world experiences

Assist with research that has immediate impact by contributing to:

  • Undergraduate research
  • Company-funded senior capstones
  • Independent projects
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COMPUTING & GRAPHICS MAJORS

ANIMATION

From the latest blockbuster film to the most complex scientific analysis, bring ideas and concepts to life.

Career Options
  • 3D modeler
  • Technical director
  • Texture artist
  • Pre-production modeler

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

Revolutionize the architecture, engineering and construction industry using information-rich models.

Career Options
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Manager
  • BIM designer
  • Design engineer
  • Animator

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Apply technology to intervene in problems and improve the human or business condition.

Career Options
  • Application developer
  • Business analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Network administrator

COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORK ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Gain the expertise to solve networking challenges with the best-suited hardware and software options.

Career Options
  • Network engineer
  • Network architect
  • Systems engineer

CYBERSECURITY

Gain expertise in designing, building, managing and investigating IT systems and infrastructures while analyzing security risks and vulnerabilities.

Career Options
  • Computer security incident responder
  • Security analyst or architect
  • IT security administrator
  • Source code auditor
  • Digital security analyst

DATA VISUALIZATION

Learn the art and science of representing data-rich information in a format that enables users to understand, use, communicate, and take action.

Career Options
  • Data visualization engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Digital media data scientist
  • Visual designer

GAME DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN

From education to entertainment, focus on new techniques and best practices to bring new worlds to life on a variety of platforms.

Career Options
  • Technical artist
  • Game design scripter
  • Cinematic lead
  • Animation/performance tracker

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Study how organizations use computer systems and design solutions to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.

Career Options
  • Business analyst
  • System architect
  • System designer
  • System consultant

UX DESIGN

Create positive user experiences by designing user-friendly computer systems.

Career Options
  • User experience engineer
  • User researcher
  • Front-end developer
  • User interface designer

VIRTUAL PRODUCT INTEGRATION

Enhance the design, manufacture, and marketing of products through 3D modeling, managing product data, simulations and visualization.

Career Options
  • Technical trainer
  • Systems integration specialist
  • Applications engineer
  • Design engineer

VISUAL EFFECTS COMPOSITING

Combine animation, visual effects, and video to create highly graphical videos for episodic television and films.

Career Options
  • Visual effects compositor
  • Roto artist
  • Digital compositor
  • Motion graphics compositor

WEB PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN

Create dynamic, interactive and secure web sites and mobile applications.

Career Options
  • User interface designer
  • Web developer
  • Database administrator
  • Web architect
 
 

Computer and Information Technology

Unique features

  • Build solutions that bring together hardware (computer engineering), software (computer science) and networks.
  • Combine skills in systems or data analysis, customer relations and design to solve immediate problems and grand challenges.
  • Focus more on combining theoretical knowledge with technical intervention.

Skills for your future

  • People-oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Project management
  • Maintain security and efficiency for organizations

Computer Graphics Technology

Unique features

  • Blend technology, visual communications and computer graphics systems to communicate ideas and data in graphical form.
  • Focus on a multidisciplinary approach incorporating elements of technology, software engineering, computer graphics and project management.
  • Experience hands-on learning with real-world senior design projects.
  • Work with actual clients to address existing or emerging issues within computer graphics.

Skills for your future

  • Creativity
  • Visualization
  • Problem solving
  • Design
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Learn more about the Engineering Technology difference in Purdue Polytechnic.