The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, previously named the College of Technology, is one of 10 colleges at Purdue University offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college includes seven academic schools, departments, and divisions:
As one of the Purdue Moves initiatives, the college is undergoing a major transformation that affects all facets of the college, the scope of which is so profound that a name change was warranted. 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 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 it’s 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.
Admission to Teacher Education
Teacher Education Program Guidelines 2015-16
Students in the College of Technology must meet with their advisor at least once per semester.
Meeting with your Advisor
- Some majors have group advising sessions, others have individual advising appointments or walk-in hours.
- Your advisor will email you with information about the procedure used in your department.
Preparing for your Advising Session
- Determine how many credit hours you want to take.
- Compile a list of courses and alternates that you would like to take.
- Determine that you meet all the prerequisites for the courses you want to take.
- Once the Schedule of Classes is available, make sure course times work together.
Topics Typically Covered in an Advising Session
- Progress toward your degree.
- Appropriate courses for the next semester.
- Academic standing.
- Internships, career fairs, and other non-academic opportunities.
- Registration PIN release (PINs will not be released by phone, email or text message).
- Other questions a student may have.
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
West Lafayette, IN 47907
The Purdue College of Technology Statewide is a unique partnership between education and business, industry and government. Statewide Technology was created to extend Purdue’s existing technology programs across the state to meet Indiana’s need for educated technologists, technicians and innovators in communities where highly skilled workers with problem-solving skills are in great demand. Statewide Technology also provides a mechanism for training presently employed people in state-of-the-industry technology, as well as meeting the needs of recent high school graduates who, for whatever reason, don’t enroll at West Lafayette or a regional campus. In cooperation with community, educational and business/industrial leaders, Purdue is able to identify local educational needs and develop programs to meet these needs virtually anywhere in the state.
Through cooperative efforts, arrangements are made with local industries and other public and independent institutions to provide support courses, services and facilities. Local business and industrial representatives are involved in the planning, development and implementation of the program through business and industrial committees. All technical courses are taught by Purdue faculty.
Statewide Technology represents a direct academic and administrative extension of the College of Technology at the West Lafayette campus. Although usually located on the campus of another university, academic, administrative and financial control rests with Purdue.
A technology advisory council, representative of key executives of business, industry, government and education, counsels on the development of the overall program. This partnership assists in the identification of general needs.
Registration. Admitted students are enrolled at each Purdue location.
Fees. Fees are charged per credit hour and vary by location. Fees are either set to match West Lafayette fees or those of the host institution at the location.
Degrees. All course credits apply toward a Purdue University degree and are transferable to other Purdue locations.
Counseling Services. Student counseling services are available at each Purdue program location.
Program Design. The programs are designed to prepare technologists for highly technical positions. Both part-time and full-time students are encouraged to enroll. All programs are of the highest quality and are operated in close cooperation with local business and industrial advisory committees. All programs follow the curricula offered at West Lafayette. Technical courses are similar to those on the West Lafayette campus, follow the same learning outcomes and are taught by Purdue faculty members.
The Statewide Technology program includes locations in Anderson, Columbus, Greensburg, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, New Albany, Richmond, South Bend and Vincennes. Other communities in Indiana may be served as needs arise.
For Program Listings and Locations click 2015-16 Program Listings and Locations .