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 career is ENGINEERING.™
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MAJORS
Is engineering technology right for you?
The following is an engineering technology synopsis based on information from ABET (www.abet.org), the computing, applied and natural science, and engineering technology accreditation agency. ABET accredits 4,005 programs at 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries.
Engineering technology is practical.
- Engineering technology programs focus on application and implementation.
- Engineering technology programs stress advanced design practices.
- Engineering technology programs typically focus on algebra, trigonometry, applied calculus and other courses that are more practical than theoretical in nature.
- Graduates with engineering technology degrees enter fields such as construction management, manufacturing, product design, testing or technical services and sales. Those who pursue further study often consider engineering, facilities management or business administration.
PE licensing for engineering technology graduates
Graduates from ABET-accredited bachelor-level engineering technology degree programs are eligible to become registered professional engineers (P.E.) in many (but not all) U.S. states and territories by a process of two examinations (the FE and PE exams) and documentation of engineering work experience.