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Direct Admit Transfer

The direct admit agreement allows VU graduates to complete their baccalaureate degree at one of the most highly regarded colleges of engineering in the nation.

Eligibility Requirements

Vincennes University engineering graduates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher depending upon the intended engineering discipline.

VU Students should apply to Purdue a full semester before Purdue admission.

It is recommended that students meet with their VU academic advisors to ensure that all program requisites are met.

Vincennes University and Purdue University
are saving a place for you!

Vincennes University and Purdue University make a great team for aspiring engineering students who feel more comfortable in smaller classes and want to earn their education on a budget. Now budding engineers can begin their degree at Vincennes and finish at Purdue. Starting at Vincennes, students are able to save money and have a complete college campus experience before transferring to Purdue. Classes the first two years at Vincennes are small and accessible, and once students choose an engineering discipline, the courses during the final two years at Purdue become more intimate. Ample opportunities abound to actively participate and interact with professors.

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.

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Placement Assistance

  • 95% of students are employed within 6 months of graduation
  • Career Fairs
  • Assistance through Center for Career Opportunities

Applied & Engaged Learning

  • Personalized instruction
  • Internships
  • Co-Op (Professional practice)
  • Research Opportunities
  • Study Abroad
  • EPICS (service learning design program)


  • Campus housing
  • Engage in campus life
  • Student clubs and organizations
  • Recreation & wellness facilities
  • Intramural sports

Quality & Affordable Education

  • No. 9 undergraduate program in the U.S. 7 schools rank in top 10 for undergraduate programs
  • Save $10K @ VU
  • Tuition Freeze @ Purdue
Henry Steckler

"I chose Vincennes University because of the unique transfer opportunity to Purdue University for Mechanical Engineering. It gave me a direct focus on completing my credits necessary for obtaining my Bachelor's degree in a smaller class setting."
— Henry Steckler - Mechanical Engineer - Class of 2017

Purdue University after VU

Students can attend VU for two years, earn an AS degree in Engineering Science, and then transfer to complete the remaining two years of the bachelor's degree in these areas:

Direct Admit Engineering Programs

Vincennes University

Dr. Jubin Chen, Chair
Department of Engineering
812.888.4197 (school year)

Purdue University

Lori Pence
Associate Director, Student Success