Purdue Polytechnic Institute Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR)

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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 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 improves 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 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 Polytechnic 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 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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MS in Aviation and Aerospace Management Online

Online Full time Part time 11 months September 2017 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 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. [+]

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 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. This program is 100% online, so you can get your degree at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, choosing times for class work and study that fit your lifestyle. Courses are offered in a rolling format that allows you to complete the 30 required credit hours in 11 months to 5 years, with professors available online or by phone to assist. Program highlights Master technical & statistical tools for decision-making Develop analytic & problem-solving skills applicable to aviation-related careers Understand & apply the latest technology in aviation Complete a case study capstone project specific to your career, applying what you’ve learned to a real-life situation Sample course topics Human error and safety Measurement and evaluation Management and design of instructional systems Critical systems thinking Operational assessment and improvement Aviation Leadership Transportation Security Resource analysis and optimization This degree has been of interest to these professionals Commercial Pilot/Captain Military Pilots/ Instructor Corporate Pilot Engineers/Managers with Aircraft Engineering and Manufacturing Aviation Consultants Transportation Systems Specialist Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor Marshall / Lawyer Field Service Engineer Airport Security & Safety Manager Airport Manager Air Traffic Controller Aviation Meteorologist President/Owner Private Aviation Business Admission Requirements To be admitted... [-]

MS in IT Business Analysis Online

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA West Lafayette

A new Master of Science with a concentration in Information Technology Business Analysis (ITBA) program at Purdue University can help you move into a rapidly growing field with high demand and salaries. The 100% online MS program features an IIBA® & PMI® based curriculum, and provides the flexibility needed by today's working professional. [+]

A new Master of Science with a concentration in Information Technology Business Analysis (ITBA) program at Purdue University can help you move into a rapidly growing field with high demand and salaries. The 100% online MS program 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 Field Work as a liaison between the company leadership and IT department to help them understand the needs of the organization and how IT can help achieve its goals Understand the design, development, deployment and management of processes unique to the computing and information technology business sector Understand the structure, policies and operations of an organization Be a problem solver The Future A 19% growth is expected by 2022 in business analysis jobs (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Current average salary is $82,493 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) The Program 34-credit hour Master of Science program (30 hours for certified business analysts) 100% online IIBA® & PMI® based curriculum High competency in business analysis strongly tied to competency in project management Collaboration with students in the highly rated Information Technology Project Management curriculum Courses in Business Analysis Essentials, Requirements Discovery and Analysis, Enterprise Analysis, Business and Data Analytics, Requirements Communication and Verification, IIBA and... [-]

MS in IT Project Management Online

Online Full time Part time 11 months September 2017 USA West Lafayette + 1 more

Learn tools and techniques you can apply to every phase of the project life cycle. The Purdue Polytechnic Professional Programs' Master of Science with a concentration in IT Project Management 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. [+]

Manage your way to a better career Learn tools and techniques you can apply to every phase of the project life cycle. The Purdue Polytechnic Professional Programs' Master of Science with a concentration in IT Project Management 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. As a 100% online MS program, you can get your degree at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, choosing times for class work and study that fit your lifestyle. Courses are offered in an eight-week format for greater flexibility, so you can complete the required 34 credit hours (30 if you’re already PMP certified) in 11 month to 5 years. Your Purdue professors will be available online or by phone to assist. Program highlights Ranked #4 Best Value Online Project Management Graduate Program (only program among the Top 25 specializing in the IT industry) Enhance your knowledge in the areas of scope, time, cost, communications & risk management Gain essential management skills related to quality, integration, human resources & procurement Learn tools & techniques for successful IT leadership Gather the information you need to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam Sample course topics Requirements management processes Project estimating, scheduling & control Organizational & project change management Program & portfolio management IT economics & procurement management IT policy, law & ethics This degree has been of interest... [-]

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