Program Highlights

  • Full-time program with each student designing their own plan of study
  • Completed in one calendar year (Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions) on the Purdue West Lafayette campus
  • Each year’s cohort begins in the Fall and includes students with different backgrounds and technical areas of concentration, some with industry experience and some coming directly from undergraduate programs
  • A special highlight of the program is an intensive, yearlong design experience (Ideas to Innovation project) that encourages interaction with students, teachers and industry advisors
  • Students build breadth at the edges of their chosen technical focus area by taking a number of 1 credit courses (each 5 weeks in duration) from a rich suite of course options
  • The development of professional and other success skills is an integral part of the one-year experience
  • Career advice, placement services, connections to industry and to the Purdue alumni network are provided