Engineering at VU & Purdue
The U.S. has transformed from a source of inexpensive labor to a technological society with an ever increasing need for a workforce with scientific, mathematical, and technical expertise. Students who have an interest in science and technology stand the best chance of obtaining productive and successful careers. We educate the students who will frame the future of our community, state, nation and world.
What is Engineering?
The work of engineers links scientific discoveries to human needs and to the quality of life. Engineers apply scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to find solutions for real-world problems, taking into account the limitations imposed by practicality, safety, and cost.
Some engineers are responsible for the design of products and new technologies, while others work in the manufacture, construction, or implementation of existing designs. Some sell or service technical equipment while many experienced engineers advance to management positions. There are many engineering specialties which can lead to many career options in Indiana and elsewhere.