Oct 19, 2021
About the Program
Modern products are increasingly supported by data-driven design, manufacturing, production and support throughout a product’s lifecycle. With a major in Virtual Product Integration (VPI), you will use the latest tools to effectively communicate and support each step in the product’s lifecycle. In your classes, you will define, build, and visualize 3D models to demonstrate how products are built, how they are made, how they are serviced and supported, and how the data used throughout this process is managed. Your work will be done primarily with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software tools for simulation, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and Product Data Management (PDM).
The Virtual Product Integration major is part of the Computer Graphics Technology program. The Computer Graphics Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Virtual Product Integration Website
Virtual Product Integration Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (45 credits)
Required Major Courses (45 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (64 credits)
Electives (11 credits)
Any course, any subject. Credit Hours: 11.00
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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