Graduate Programs

While Purdue has been a powerhouse for more than 120 years in the education of engineers, the academic study of how best to educate engineers emerged only within the past few decades. The doctoral program born in 2004 when Purdue established its School of Engineering Education has been instrumental in elevating the way future engineers are educated.

The PurdueENE Graduate Programs have developed a strong research base to guide the discipline and to (ultimately) produce engineering leaders who can respond creatively and responsibly to 21st-century challenges. Here, an enthusiastic and committed community of scholars (including 25+ faculty members) experiments with new teaching methods, develops curricula, assesses how students learn, and moves our findings into the classrooms of tomorrow’s engineers.

Just as the picture features our growing alumni community, the same is true for our graduate program! In the last three years, we have added a graduate certificate for both resident and online students and a new online master’s degree in engineering education.

Are you ready to take the next step to become a leader in engineering education?


Purdue's Ph.D. in Engineering Education is the world's first engineering education doctoral program for students who wish to pursue rigorous research in how engineering is best taught, learned, and practiced.

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Last Updated August 2023

Our Online Master of Science in Engineering Education program covers both the theory and practice of engineering education, and is a great choice for those who don't plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Engineering Education but may be preparing for a faculty career in a STEM discipline, seeking professional development opportunities, or simply exploring ways to teach more effectively.



Designed to enhance the preparation of engineering doctoral students for academic careers, our Teaching and Learning in Engineering Graduate Certificate also serves as a resource for current or prospective faculty in engineering and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines by guiding them to think critically about teaching and learning;  course design; and state-of-the-art teaching methods.

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Last Updated August 2023