PhD Alumni Group Photo at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference

PhD Alumni Group Photo taken at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference in New Orleans

Careers and Recent Graduates

A PhD in engineering education opens the door to a range of career opportunities, from academia to nonprofit work to industry. Possibilities include:

  • faculty member in engineering
  • faculty member in engineering education or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education
  • position with university teaching and learning center
  • higher-education liaison to industry (philanthropy, recruitment, development, etc.)
  • P-12 educator or administrator
  • trainer or human resource manager in industry or nonprofit organization
  • informal engineering educator in a nonprofit setting (e.g., museum, science center)
  • consultant or entrepreneur

Spotlight on Alumni

What can you do with a PhD in Engineering Education? We recently met up with many of our alumni at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference. Learn where they are now and what they are up to!

Graduating its first doctoral student in 2006, the School of Engineering Education has a growing set of alumni who are active in defining and expanding the discipline. Check out our complete list of alumni for more details.

You might also find our IMPACT Report, published on March 15, 2019, also helpful. This preliminary report is an 18-month project, collecting and disseminating data to show the worldwide impact of the Purdue School of Engineering Education.