Purdue University

College of Engineering

Engineering Education


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Engineering Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Through Purdue’s doctoral program in engineering education—the world’s first academic program in this growing field—a committed community of scholars is developing a research base for guiding engineering education practice, developing curricula, assessing how students learn, and moving those findings into the classroom of tomorrow’s engineers. Academic requirements for the program include (1) course selections across four categories: Engineering Education Foundations, Technical Engineering, Research Preparation, and Engineering Education Specialization; (2) the preparation and defense of a dissertation; and (3) the demonstration of selected graduate competencies. Students will use a portfolio as the primary vehicle for demonstrating attainment of these competencies, whose aim is to help each student develop the ability to create and synthesize knowledge; think critically and reflectively; master written and oral communication skills; engage in professional development; participate actively in a professional field or engineering education; and apply their knowledge of instruction, curriculum design, and assessment of engineering science, problem-solving, and design appropriately. Graduates of the program will find wide-ranging career opportunities, from academia to nonprofit work to industry. Among employment options: faculty positions in engineering, engineering education, or STEM education; directorships of teaching and learning centers; and workforce development and training.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 472 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 10564 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 28732 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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