Details pertaining to your plan of study and life as a current student will vary depending on the specific program in which you are enrolled. Please select the program tab from our menu to get specific details for your studies.
PLANNING A COURSE OF STUDY
Pursuit of a graduate in engineering requires successful completion of a program of coursework. Plans of study should of combine sufficient breadth and depth to provide a foundation for lifelong learning in the discipline of interest.
Through dialogue with the major professor and advisory committee, graduate students should develop a clear understanding of expectations regarding commitment and effort to be devoted to their graduate program.
Graduate students have a personal responsibility for making frequent critical assessments of their own progress and achievements. Please use the materials found within this Current Student section to assist you in your studies.
Purdue University offers a variety of academic resources to ensure your success, such as more than ten libraries, a writing center, and computer resources.
- Textbook Information
- Libraries - Purdue University Libraries subscribe to over 300 databases and thousands of electronic journal titles. The library staff will assist students to choose the best scholarly databases and journals for research or homework, as well as find technical information in all its varied forms.
- Writing Lab (OWL) - services include tutorials, handouts, a grammar hotline, and a variety of workshops and brochures.
- Academic Success Center - The center offers workshops on such topics as: overcoming stress and anxiety, time management, overcoming procrastination, and note taking skills, to mention a few.
Web-based Learning Resources and Tutors
ECN Knowledge Base for C Programming
UNIX and C tutorials
An index of math course pages
Karl's Calculus Tutorial
GRADUATE STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Conduct and Code
Students are expected and required to abide by the laws of the state of Indiana and of the United States and the rules and regulations of Purdue University, to conduct themselves in accordance with accepted standards of social behavior, to respect the rights of others, and to refrain from any conduct that tends to obstruct the work of the University or to be injurious to the welfare of the University. A student who violates these general standards of conduct may be subject to informal actions and/or disciplinary sanctions.
Speech and Expression on Campus
Purdue University values intellectual integrity and the highest standards of academic conduct. To be prepared to meet societal needs as leaders and role models, students must be educated in an ethical learning environment that promotes a high standard of honor in scholastic work. Academic dishonesty undermines institutional integrity and threatens the academic fabric of Purdue University. Dishonesty is not an acceptable avenue to success. It diminishes the quality of a Purdue education, which is valued because of Purdue's high academic standards.
Academic Integrity: A Guide for Students
Academic Probation and Dismissal
A graduate student is expected to maintain a graduation index representing a B average (3.0/4.0 GPA.) or better. A student's progress will be reviewed each session by the student's department. The student's progress also may be reviewed by the Graduate School. Should the student fail to perform on a level acceptable to the advisory committee, the departmental graduate committee, or the dean of the Graduate School, he or she may be asked to discontinue graduate study at Purdue.
A Student's Guide to the Grade Appeal Process