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 credits. 


All required admissions criteria are due by the following deadlines:

Term Deadline
Fall August 1
Spring December 1
Summer May 1

Refer to the Academic Calendar for semester start dates. 

Admission Criteria

Look over the How to Apply Graduate School webpage for additional details.  

1. Online Application  

  • Apply using the following campus and program information:  

  • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette  

  • Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering  

  • Degree Objective: Applied Heat Transfer Graduate Certificate 

  • Course Delivery: Distance (online or off-campus location)  

2. Statement of Purpose  

  • 300-500 words  

  • This may include a description of your interest in Purdue and this specific program, how your skills and abilities align with the program, professional plans, and career goals  

3. Official Transcripts  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering-related field with a 3.0+ GPA is required for this program 

  • Transcripts are required from all institutions attended, including transfer credits  

  • International students should supply transcripts in both their original language and an English translation  

  • Submit eTranscripts directly from your institution to  

  • Mail official, unopened transcripts to: 

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

5. Resume  

  • 1 – 2 pages in length  

  • Separate academic and professional experiences  

6. English Proficiency Scores (International Applicants Only)