Purdue Aviation has been a leader in aviation education since before the Purdue Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1964. While it started with a few two-year programs, the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology now offers seven majors at the bachelor’s degree level. The curriculum touches all areas of the aviation industry, from flight to design to the business aspects.

With our focus on industry partnerships, undergraduate students have access to real-world projects, networking opportunities and up-to-date information that make them desirable future employees and leaders. Flexible scheduling can also help you get into the workforce sooner.

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Undergraduate Majors

A major in the Aeronautical Engineering Technology Program.

Design, operate and maintain turbine and jet engines, wind tunnels and virtual computer simulators that are essential in aircraft manufacturing. 

Help aerospace companies navigate through complex data and agreements to ensure sound financial footing.

Explore the complex airline system while learning about the variety of business decisions that can affect success.

Explore the intricacies of operating an airport while learning about the variety of business decisions that can affect success.

Study the aviation industry to prepare to manage an major airport, lead a team of air traffic controllers, run a company or help set global aviation policy.

Take to the blue skies in our fleet of planes or practice in our simulators as you prepare for an exciting career as a commercial, corporate or charter pilot.

Examine the entire system surrounding the unmanned aerial industry, including design, operations, sensors, commerce and policy.

Purdue Aviation has been a leader in aviation education since before the Purdue Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1964. While it started with a few two-year programs, the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology now offers seven majors at the bachelor’s degree level. The curriculum touches all areas of the aviation industry, from flight to design to the business aspects.

With our focus on industry partnerships, undergraduate students have access to real-world projects, networking opportunities and up-to-date information that make them desirable future employees and leaders. Flexible scheduling can also help you get into the workforce sooner.