The careers of mechanical engineering technology graduates take them to a variety of employers (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Fender Guitars, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar). Yet they have many skills in common: problem-solving, leadership and teamwork. The program focuses on the methods, materials, machinery and manpower necessary to effectively operate in a manufacturing environment. You'll learn how to manage people, machines, and production resources to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.
Areas of emphasis include nano/micro-manufacturing, sustainable energy, green manufacturing and robotics.
- Prepares graduates for careers in product improvement, industrial processes and plant operations
- Learn communication skills that allow you to interact with technical and non-technical colleagues
- Benefit from faculty experience in industrial careers
- Participate in applied research projects with professors to gain experience solving real-world technical problems
- Renewable energy systems
- Hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
- Mechatronics, precision machine design
- Machine design
- High speed machining
- Alloy design
From the U.K. to Mexico, Singapore, and China, nearly 40 study abroad programs at Purdue are open to Purdue Polytechnic Institute students. Programs range from just a few weeks to semester and year-long stays.