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Why Engineering Education at Purdue?

The School of Engineering Education (ENE) seeks high-achieving, research-oriented students for admission into the doctoral program. Successful applicants have most, if not all, of these characteristics:

The most important criterion for selecting a graduate program is how well your research interests match the graduate activities at a particular university. You can explore other engineering education programs here:
  • High academic performance
  • An ability to articulate how a degree in ENE will facilitate achievement of career goals
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research
  • Interest in engineering education research
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and interest in student learning
  • Knowledge of the field of engineering education research and its community members
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative beyond coursework
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to complete independent research

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What are some other reasons to study engineering education at Purdue?

  • National reputation of our faculty, graduate students, and doctoral program as agents of change. The American Society of Engineering Education, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Science Foundation, and others have recognized the School of Engineering Education (ENE)'s leadership, honored our scholarship, and/or funded our research.
  • Living laboratories for conducting your research, including ENE's First-Year Engineering Program, our Multidisciplinary Engineering Program, our Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning (INSPIRE), and the Engineering Projects in Community Service program (EPICS).
  • Flexible program to accommodate your personal interests, background, and career aspirations. Our program draws from many disciplines, and we actively seek students across a range of academic interests and life experiences.
  • ENE seminar series. Learn what your colleagues at Purdue and beyond are doing to define and further engineering education research—and add your own contributions to the mix. Weekly presentations foster community-building and provide opportunities for professional development.
  • Culture of innovation. In ENE, we share a palpable sense of mission for bettering engineering education and shaping the future of this developing discipline. That means we're out in front—on campus, regionally, and nationally—devising new approaches to education and research.
  • Collaborative, inclusive environment. ENE attracts faculty and students from across the country and around the world into a welcoming and supportive community. Our international graduate students have come from Brazil, China, Colombia, Italy, Jamaica, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, just to name a few.
  • 900+ student organizations and a host of administrative resources at Purdue for fostering your social, cultural, academic, and professional growth.

For more information

  • Use this online form to request more information about graduate study in the School of Engineering Education.
  • Visit us. The School of Engineering Education is located in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Suite 1300.
  • Call the Engineering Education Graduate Programs Office at (765) 494-3331 or email us at
  • Explore other engineering education programs here.
  • Attend the ENE Open House