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Engineering Education Academics

In a period of rapid change, to adapt is too dangerous because it means you are always running behind. You have to find a way of getting it a vision, call it a mission, it's basically taking responsibility for shaping events.

—Peter Drucker

First-Year Engineering Program

The gateway for all beginning engineering students at Purdue. A student-oriented, service program, it was the first of its kind in the country and has been operating for over 50 years to recruit, advise, teach, and support Purdue engineering first-year students. Faculty and advising staff help students make the transition from high school to college, guide them in choosing an engineering discipline, and ground them in the engineering fundamentals.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies

For students whose interests and abilities lie at the interface of engineering disciplines or for those who are interested in bringing together multiple engineering disciplines for complex problem solving.

Multidisciplinary Engineering

This program is designed to prepare graduates to practice engineering. Typically, a plan of study is developed around a focused concentration. Develop your own individual plan of study.

Graduate Program

In 2005, we became the first department in the world to offer a graduate degree in engineering education for students interested in studying the art and science of learning engineering. These pioneering programs are a platform for engineering education discovery, scholarship, and academic reform.