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Introduction

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

About

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The college includes seven academic schools, departments, and divisions:

  • Aviation and Transportation Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Computer Graphics Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Military Science & Technology
  • Technology Leadership & Innovation

In addition to Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic offers select degree programs in nine Indiana communities. The college is undergoing a major transformation that affects all facets of the college. The Polytechnic name best embodies the characteristics, elements, and philosophy of the transformed college and readily represents a distinctive brand that highlights the unique nature of the learning experience. The academic programs combine theory-based applied learning, team-based projects, integrated humanities studies, competency-based credentialing, and a series of experiential components such as industry-sponsored senior capstone projects, internships, global immersions, and certification-earning activities. The Polytechnic learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have a deep technical knowledge and applied skills in their chosen discipline, but also possess problem-solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities. Research within the college also continues to expand and strengthen, with five signature areas propelling the college to the technological and scientific forefront:

  • Bio-Inspired Sustainability
  • Robotics, Manufacturing, and Autonomy
  • Closed-Loop Healthcare
  • Innovative STEM Education
  • Human Scale Computing

Whether delivering a transformed learning experience to produce industry-ready graduates who have the skills for today’s economy or conducting use-inspired research to advance the evolution of technology and solve real-world challenges, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute aims to be a global leader. Purdue Polytechnic was founded in 1964 as Purdue University’s School of Technology. It was renamed College of Technology in 2005, and in 2015, the Board of Trustees approved its current name in support of the college’s transformation and as part of President Mitch Daniels’ Purdue Moves initiative. Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission To inspire, educate, and mentor students through learn-by-doing and integrated study, preparing graduates for success as future technology innovators and industry leaders; and to advance trans-disciplinary learning, engagement, and use-inspired research addressing important state and global challenges. Vision We are a transformational college unbounded by tradition ... Pioneers of learn-by-doing and use-inspired research. Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct At Purdue and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, integrity is indispensable to our mission. We act with honesty and adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principles through our personal and professional behavior. We demonstrate our understanding of these values and principles and uphold them in every action and decision. Trust and trustworthiness go hand in hand with how we conduct ourselves, as we sustain a culture that is based upon ethical conduct We expect our actions to be consistent with our words, and our words to be consistent with our intentions. We accept our responsibilities, share leadership in a democratic spirit, and subject ourselves to the highest standards of public trust. We hold ourselves accountable for our words and our actions. We uphold the highest stands of fairness, act as responsible citizens, respect equally amidst diversity, preserve the rights of others, and treat all individuals with dignity. To fulfill our goals as a learning community, we insist that the objectives of student learning are not compromised. We treat all students equitably, and our evaluations of learning achievements are impartial and based solely on demonstrated academic performance. As a land-grant institution, we demonstrate our responsiveness to our constituencies and extend to them access to our knowledge resources. We pledge to make wise use of our resources and to be good stewards of financial, capital, and human resources.

Polytechnic Learning Environment

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is responding to the changes in our students and society — we are transforming our learning environment to better serve their needs. Purdue Polytechnic’s unique learning environment is defined by a combination of 10 key elements. THEORY-BASED APPLIED LEARNING We start by studying the theory, then we apply it . . . we really apply it. Learning by doing is the foundation of Purdue University’s Polytechnic learning experience. It’s a powerful and proven approach that drives students to better understand and retain concepts. TEAM PROJECT-BASED LEARNING Companies and communities rely on teamwork to achieve success. We practice it. From the first semester to the last, team projects are a cornerstone of Purdue Polytechnic programs, exposing students to team dynamics, deadlines, and problem-solving techniques. MODERNIZED TEACHING METHODS Why do classes have to be taught by an instructor lecturing in front of a classroom? They don’t. More and more of our courses employ research-proven, state-of-the-art teaching methods known as active learning. It’s different, fun, challenging, and more effective. INTEGRATED LEARNING-IN-CONTEXT CURRICULA Students learn more readily when 1) they have a deep understanding of the purpose of their learning, 2) their learning occurs just in time before it is needed, and 3) the learning outcomes are tied to practical experiences. Our courses follow these pillars of purpose, timing, and practicality. INTEGRATED HUMANITIES STUDIES The integration of technology studies with humanities and social science studies improve student critical thinking, creativity, logic, and innovation. Polytechnic students graduate with these skills and are well prepared for a lifetime of learning and success. COMPETENCY CREDENTIALING Students demonstrate mastery of concepts and applied skills (known as competencies), enjoy the flexibility to focus on their interests while learning at their own pace, and build e-portfolios to showcase their capabilities. Purdue is a leader in competency-based learning. SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECTS Real projects with real clients benefit students, companies, and communities. Purdue Polytechnic programs include senior capstone projects that allow students to apply what they have learned to solve real-world challenges selected by corporate and community partners. INTERNSHIPS We don’t simply encourage students to pursue internships – we embed them and other workforce-like activities into our programs. In the summer or during the semester, students use these opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills and set the foundation for future employment. GLOBAL/CULTURAL IMMERSIONS The world is shrinking while our global and cultural opportunities are growing. Boasting a multicultural learning environment filled with faculty, staff, and students from over 100 countries, Purdue PolyteAchnic also offers an enriched perspective through study abroad, international internships, and other global and cultural activities. FACULTY-TO-STUDENT MENTORSHIP College students are more successful when they have someone who takes a special interest in their aspirations and progress. Our students have the unique opportunity to have a faculty member assigned as their mentor, steering them toward success by providing professional guidance and support throughout the school year.

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Programs

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Graduate Certificate

Aviation Safety Management Graduate Certificate (Online)

Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 USA West Lafayette + 1 more

If you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety Management will help you gain knowledge to develop, lead, and execute effective aviation safety programs. [+]

Rolling Admissions - Accepting Applications Now

If you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety Management will help you gain knowledge to develop, lead, and execute effective aviation safety programs. Taught by professors with distinguished educational backgrounds and work experience in civilian aviation, military aviation and governmental roles, our industry-specific courses will prepare you for numerous aviation roles.

Economic forecasts suggest that a steady increase in traveling passenger and air cargo requirements will fuel a dramatic expansion of the aviation industry, and require a complete restructuring of the existing air transportation system architecture. This industry growth is generating a wide range of opportunities in the aviation industry for individuals who possess aviation and aerospace management skills such as managing risks, safety systems development, and related interdisciplinary skills.... [-]


Executive Construction Management Graduate Certificate (Online)

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA West Lafayette + 1 more

Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively identify, analyze, and manage construction operations within your organization. [+]

Accepting Applications Now for Spring 2019

Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively identify, analyze, and manage construction operations within your organization.

With a graduate certificate from Purdue University, professionals will learn to analyze techniques for contemporary construction business practices including accounting and finance practice, legal obligations, rights and remedies pertaining to construction company bidding, contracts, and construction changes, risk management, and marketing theory and process.

The curriculum is designed to prepare qualified individuals for leadership positions in the construction industry, with emphasis on construction operations and company level management.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Business Analysis

Online Full time Part time 12 - 36 months Open Enrollment USA West Lafayette + 1 more

The Information Technology Business Analysis graduate certificate program will provide graduate students introductory graduate-level education in the important aspects of Business Analysis. [+]

The Information Technology Business Analysis graduate certificate program will provide graduate students introductory graduate-level education in the important aspects of Business Analysis.

The certificate program will provide professionals with the knowledge of how to determine business requirements that drive IT-related projects. In addition, it will help them identify, analyze and design processes to improve the overall flow of information within their organization.

The certificate program will provide basic graduate-level education for employment for those currently working as a business analyst or those charged with or looking to take on business analyst-related responsibilities.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Managing Information Technology Projects

Online Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months Open Enrollment USA West Lafayette + 2 more

The Managing Information Technology Projects graduate certificate program will provide graduate students introductory graduate-level education in the important aspects of leading, planning, executing, and controlling IT projects. [+]

Manage your way to a better career

The Managing Information Technology Projects graduate certificate program will provide graduate students introductory graduate-level education in the important aspects of leading, planning, executing, and controlling IT projects. This certificate program will provide preparatory level skills to support the success of complex, cross-functional IT-related business initiatives.

The online Graduate Certificate is particularly in demand for system analysts, programmers and designers, project managers, and others in the field of administration for technology projects. Learn the new and improved IT project management tools and techniques used in today’s technology market.... [-]


MSc

MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management Online

Online Full time Part time 11 months Open Enrollment USA West Lafayette + 1 more

If you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management will help you develop essential management and leadership skills. [+]

If you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management will help you develop essential management and leadership skills.

Taught by professors with distinguished educational backgrounds and work experience in civilian aviation, military aviation and governmental roles, our industry-specific courses will prepare you for numerous aviation management roles.

Economic forecasts suggest that a steady increase in travelling passenger and air cargo requirements will fuel a dramatic expansion of the aviation industry, and require a complete restructuring of the existing air transportation system architecture. This industry growth is generating a wide range of leadership opportunities in the aviation industry for individuals who possess aviation and aerospace management skills such as operational analysis, safety systems development, project management, systems integration, environmental sustainability, and related interdisciplinary skills.... [-]


MS in Construction Management Online

Online Full time Part time 24 months Open Enrollment USA West Lafayette + 1 more

Set yourself apart with a superior credential with a MS in Construction Management. Construction Management (CM) applies management principles and innovative technologies to effectively lead, organize, and manage the construction projects of residential, commercial, and infrastructure facilities. [+]

Set yourself apart with a superior credential with an MS in Construction Management. Construction Management (CM) applies management principles and innovative technologies to effectively lead, organize, and manage the construction projects of residential, commercial, and infrastructure facilities.

Through CM, buildings and infrastructure facilities can be constructed in a controlled systematic manner to maximize construction efficiency and assure highest quality.

With an advanced degree from Purdue University, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and educational experience to make significant contributions in the field of construction. The 100% online curriculum is designed to prepare qualified individuals for leadership positions in the construction industry. Emphasize on construction operations and company level management- the benefits of an MBA but with a focus on construction. This program is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited university.... [-]


MS in IT Business Analysis Online

Online 1 - 5 years Open Enrollment USA West Lafayette

Set yourself apart with a superior credential with a Master of Science (MS), focused on IT Business Analysis. This 100% online MS features an IIBA® & PMI® based curriculum and provides the flexibility needed by today's working professional. [+]

Set yourself apart with a superior credential with a Master of Science (MS), focused on IT Business Analysis. This 100% online MS features an IIBA® & PMI® based curriculum and provides the flexibility needed by today's working professional.

Business analysts play a vital role bridging business and IT functions of an organization. Their ability to understand the business domain and translate those needs to technical people in terms they can understand is vital to the success of any project initiative.

The curriculum enhances your knowledge in the areas of structure, policies, and operations of an organization. Learn to work as a liaison between the organizational leadership and IT department to help them understand the needs of the organization and how IT can help achieve its goals. Develop skills to identify, document, and implement IT requirements for any business obstacles. Apply the acquired knowledge gained to successfully pass the IIBA® & PMI® Certification exam.... [-]


MS in IT Project Management Online

Online Full time Part time 11 months Open Enrollment USA West Lafayette + 1 more

Manage your way to a better career with a Master of Science, focused on IT Project Management, to meet industry/business requirements in this dynamic field. Learn tools and techniques you can apply to every phase of the project lifecycle. [+]

Manage your way to a better career with a Master of Science, focused on IT Project Management, to meet industry/business requirements in this dynamic field. Learn tools and techniques you can apply to every phase of the project lifecycle. This 100% online program features material included in the Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) —including requirements discovery and management, schedule development and management, portfolio management, and management of outsourced resources.

The curriculum enhances your knowledge in the areas of scope, time, cost, communications & risk management. Improve your project management and business strategy skills needed to help your organization achieve its strategic goals. Concepts gained with this degree include quality, communication, critical thinking, and implementing, monitoring, & controlling project plans. Apply the acquired knowledge gained to successfully pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam.... [-]


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