Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Purdue Polytechnic Institute (one of 10 colleges at Purdue University)

The curriculum of the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program focuses on a student's ability to think critically, manage projects, and be successful as part of an engineering team.  Students learn alongside other aviation technology majors, providing a broader perspective of the aerospace industry and creating opportunities for cross-training.

With these skills, Aeronautical Engineering Technology graduates can become leaders in a variety of fields: aerospace and spacecraft manufacturing, airlines repair engineering, aerospace leadership development programs, and corporate flight operations management.

The industry has a global reach and provides many avenues in which Purdue's graduates can make significant contributions. Communication skills are highly valued as well, because many potential career paths require coordination with machinists, mechanics, regulators, other engineers and customers.

The program is designed around small, close-knit classes that feature individualized attention combined with the diversity and activities of a large university.

This program can be completed in three years; ask an academic advisor how.

The aeronautical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, The bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering technology is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

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Engineering and Technology

Careers in Aeronautical Engineering Technology
  • Product and manufacturing engineer
  • Technical and product support
  • Technical writing
  • Airline maintenance management
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