Graduate Certificate in Applied Heat Transfer Admission Requirements

Application deadlines, admissions criteria, and transcript requirements for Purdue's Graduate Certificate in Applied Heat Transfer.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Admission Criteria and Deadlines 

The Applied Heat Transfer Graduate Certificate is intended for engineering professionals and managers with 5+ years of experience seeking to gain beginning to intermediate knowledge of the applied heat transfer processing area and its implementation in emerging technologies. Enrollment in this program does not guarantee future admission to a degree program. If you are admitted later to an advanced degree a maximum of 12 credits taken may be applied. Check with the department of your intended degree program for their allowable pre-admission

How to Apply 

Apply at the Application Management page using the campus and program information below. You can return to finish an incomplete application or check the status of a submitted application using the same page.

  • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette  
  • Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering 
  • Degree Objective: Applied Heat Transfer Graduate Certificate 
  • Course Delivery: Distance (online or off-campus location) 

Required Application Materials 

2 Statements of Purpose  

Official Transcripts  

  • Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended, including transfer credits. An official transcript must be sent directly from your previous institution to Purdue using one of the submission methods below.
    • Those with international transcripts should supply transcripts in both their original language and an English translation, if applicable.  
    • During the application process you may upload unofficial transcripts (also referred to as personal copies of your official transcripts). You are still required to request additional official transcripts directly from your previous institution(s) by the end of your second semester to avoid registration holds. Academic progress reports and unofficial transcripts from student accounts are not acceptable for upload. 
    • Review the Graduate School's Transcript page for more information. 

To submit official transcripts: 


  • Mail official, unopened transcripts directly from your previous institution to: 

Office of Graduate Admissions  
Purdue University Graduate School  
155 South Grant Street, YONG 170  
West Lafayette, IN 47907  


  • 1 – 2 pages in length  
  • Separate your work and non-work experiences into different sections. 

English Proficiency Scores (International Applicants Only)

Application Fee 

  • Nonrefundable $60 fee for domestic applicants and $75 fee for international applicants
  • Review the Graduate School's Application Fee page for more information

Application Deadlines 




August 1 

December 1 

May 1 

Criteria for Admissions 

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area (Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Technology) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0). 

Contact Us 

  • Prospective Students: Please email
  • Current Students: Please reach out to your Academic Advisor.