Purdue University

Master of Science in Engineering Technology


610 Purdue Mall

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Engineering Technology

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University is designed to produce graduates who not only have multifaceted 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. The online Master of Science in Engineering Technology will position you to make high-impact contributions in the broad field of engineering technology. Your research and coursework will prepare you for leadership or advanced technical positions in manufacturing and related industries that can include applied research, solution development, entrepreneurial and management roles.

Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Purdue University is among the nation’s most respected universities. It is ranked:

  • One of the top 25 public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2017)
  • A Military-Friendly School (G.I. Jobs, 2016)
  • The #4 University as ranked by recruiters (The Wall Street Journal)

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is ranked:

  • #1 In Engineering Technology enrollment in the U.S. (American Society of Engineering Education, 2015)
  • #1 in female graduates in the Engineering Technology field for 2006-2015 (American Society of Engineering Education, 2015)
  • #33 Engineering and Technology programs in the U.S. (Times Higher Education, 2016)

This management of technology and business-focused MS in Engineering Technology degree is designed for working professionals with at least five years of experience and a BS in the engineering technology, engineering, science or business related disciplines. Students will develop their knowledge of recent advances in in the management, development and innovation of technology systems to become agile managers.

Engineering Technology professionals must be adaptable as they solve a wide variety of technical challenges. The program coursework uses the framework to create solutions to today’s business and industry challenges. Students pursuing an advanced degree in engineering technology will be at the intersection of new technologies and enterprise-scalable problem-solving to meet the challenges of business and industry.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for leadership or advanced technical positions that focus on innovating the workplace and integrating new technology through collaboration and leadership. Typical roles include:

  • Facilities Director, Manager, Engineer, or Planner
  • Sustainability Manager/Director
  • Information Systems or Security Manager
  • Network, Systems, ERP Systems, or Database Administrator
  • Manufacturing Engineer or Manager
  • Distribution, Logistics, Materials Management, or Supply Chain Director
  • Product Development Manager

The MS in Engineering Technology from Purdue University gives students knowledge that puts them at the forefront of emerging areas such as project management, sustainable energy, agile strategy and smart manufacturing. Our graduate alumni are employed at Fortune 500 companies and other leading organizations such as:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins Engine
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Delco Electronics
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Eli Lilly
  • Northern Telecom
  • Tesla Motors
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Subaru of Indiana Automotive
  • Alcoa
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Cisco
  • Hendrickson International
  • Nucor Steel
  • Epic Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001825

Locale: Large Suburb

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