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School of Engineering Technology (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Dr. Kenneth A. Burbank

Graduate Education Committee

Dr. Duane D. Dunlap, Chair
Niedra McLeland, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Program

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

The program expands the knowledge of students into areas of established and emerging engineering technologies. The degree prepares students to enter into positions requiring responsibilities in managerial, leadership, engineering, research, and teaching positions. Graduates work in a variety of sectors including business and industry, nonprofit, government, and academia.

  • M.S. in Engineering Technology (On Campus)
  • M.S. in Engineering Technology (Online)
  • Ph.D. in Technology with a focus in Engineering Technology

Combined Degree Programs (Online Only)

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology / M.S. in Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology / M.S. in Engineering Technology

Research Interest Areas:

Faculty within the School of Engineering Technology (SoET) have significant business and industrial experience. The SoET has had faculty involved with the creation of start-up companies within the Purdue Research Park. The on-campus master’s program requires nine three-credit courses plus a nine-credit thesis if working towards making a research impact. At least three core courses are required of all students. The remaining courses are chosen by the student working with their major professor/advisor and with the approval of the student’s graduate faculty committee tailored to their research and/or professional ambitions.

Faculty in the School of Engineering Technology have interests for example in the, Metrology, Die Casting, Mechatronics, Bio-fuels, Manufacturing, Robotics, Facilities and Energy Management, Non-destructive testing, Direct Part Marking, Machine Vision, Healthcare, Robotics, Electric Hybrid Vehicles, Analog Circuits and Electronics, Acoustics, and Project Management.

Financial Support:

Teaching assistantships (TA’s) are available to qualified students entering the School of Engineering Technology. The Graduate School offers fellowships for entering students. Research assistantships (RA’s) are available for advanced, qualified students working directly with SoET faculty.

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Ragu Athinarayanan
Frederick C. Berry
Ken Burbank
Nancy L. Denton
Duane D. Dunlap
Richard M. French
Bradley C. Harriger
William J. Hutzel
James M. Jacob
Kathryne A. Newton
Suranjan Panigrahi
Matthew Stephens
John Sheffield
Raji Sundararajan
Richard M. Voyles
Neal S. Widmer
Henry Zhang

Associate Professors

John P. Denton
Gozdem Kilaz
Daniel W. Leon-Salas
Sarah E. Leach
Helen A. McNally
Mo Rastgaar
Mathias Sutton
Xiaoming Wang 

Assistant Professors

Farid Breidi
Xiumin Diao
Dongming Gan
Jose M. Garcia Bravo
Sunghwan Lee
Anne M. Lucietto
Huachao Mao
Brittany A. Newell
Robert A. Nawrocki
Jason Ostanek

Assistant Professors of Practice

Paul McPherson
Davin Huston
Gaurav Nanda
Milan Rakita
Grant P. Richards

Continuing and Limited-term Lecturer

James Condron
David Cochran
John Dickey
Gregory Hedrick
Scott Hutcheson





      Electrical and Computer Engineering TechnologyEngineering TechnologyIndustrial Engineering TechnologyMechanical Engineering Technology

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