Virtual Product Integration
Modern product manufacturing is increasingly supported by data-driven design, 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, and how they are serviced and supported. You will develop simulations and visualizations to demonstrate and validate how products function. 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 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.
Plan of Study
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Careers in Virtual Product Integration
- Product Lifecycle Management Systems Architect
- Product Lifecycle Management Tools Developer
- Supplier Collaboration Architect
- Technical Trainer
- Systems Integration Specialist
- Applications Engineer
- Design Engineer
Transfer to Virtual Product Integration
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Contact InformationT.R. Oneal