The Engineering Technology Difference

The Engineering Technology Difference
For the way you learn

In a Purdue Polytechnic Engineering Technology major, you will:

  • Focus on theory-based, applied learning. You will learn how and why things work, and then you will demonstrate those theories in a laboratory setting or team project.
  • Assist with research with immediate industrial impact. Whether it is an undergraduate research project, a company-funded senior capstone or an independent project, you will be creating solutions for use today and in the future.
  • Learn skills that prepare you for an engineering career. Projects emphasize teamwork and problem-solving skills, presentations polish communication skills, and internships offer real-world experiences.
the degree is ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY.
the career is ENGINEERING.™
For the payoff

You will be prepared to:

  • Work with people, technologies, processes and products.
  • Manage teams and workflow.
  • Improve and implement new technologies.
  • Collaborate with a wide range of professionals.
 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MAJORS

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Design, operate and maintain equipment that is essential in aircraft manufacturing. Turbine and jet engines, wind tunnels and virtual computer simulators are tools of the trade.

Career Options
  • Airframe design engineer
  • Logistics engineer
  • Integration engineer
  • Reliability engineer
Potential Employers
  • Boeing
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA
  • Pratt & Whitney

AUDIO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Explore the science of sound, the use of electronics, and audio technology hardware to manipulate and create audio experiences in a variety of settings.

Career Options
  • Audio systems engineer
  • Amplifier designer
  • Imagineer
  • Audio system consulting and sales
Potential Employers
  • Big House Sounds, Inc.
  • Samsung
  • Crown Audio
  • General Motors

AUTOMATION AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Learn how computer-based controllers interface with environmental sensors and mechanical components to create modern automated systems.

Career Options
  • Automation engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
Potential Employers
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Bosch
  • Eaton
  • Honeywell

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Develop your understanding of electricity and electronics and learn design techniques to create or improve everyday and life-changing products. 

Career Options
  • Applications engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Instrumentation engineer
  • Systems engineer
Potential Employers
  • ArcelorMittal USA
  • John Deere
  • Caterpillar
  • General Electric

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY TEACHER EDUCATION

Become an important part of the STEM education pipeline, providing inspiration to future STEM professionals.

Career Options
  • K-12 Technology Education Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Training and Development Specialist or Manager
Potential Employers
  • Middle and High Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Business and Industries

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Determine the most effective ways to employ information, machines, materials, and people to make a product or to provide a service.

Career Options
  • Industrial engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Purchasing manager
Potential Employers
  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • General Mills
  • PepsiCo

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Apply principles of materials, solid and fluid mechanics, energy, and the design process to the creation and improvement of the products and processes we rely on every day.

Career Options
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Project engineer
Potential Employers
  • General Electric
  • Rolls-Royce
  • General Motors
  • John Deere

MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Learn the interrelationships between electrical and mechanical systems and the use of embedded sensors and controls to create products with intelligence and adaptability.

Career Options
  • Industrial engineer
  • Project manager
  • Applications engineer
  • Product engineer
Potential Employers
  • Boeing
  • RZ Automation
  • Honeywell

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
Potential Employers
  • Cisco Systems
  • West Monroe Partners
  • Microsoft
  • Verizon Wireless

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Understand and use the mechanical, electrical, and software systems needed to make modern robots an integral part of our lives, from healthcare systems to autonomous vehicles.

Career Options
  • Robotics engineer
  • Robotics designer
  • Robotics automation software engineer
  • Product development engineer
Potential Employers
  • Honda
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Toyota
  • Mercedes-Benz®