About Aviation Technology
The Department of Aviation Technology's educational mission focuses on the preparation of our graduates for challenging and rewarding careers in the aviation industry. Purdue University offers a diverse, internationally recognized aviation education program at a world class teaching and research institution.
Our department serves approximately 610 students on the West Lafayette Campus and 95 students at the Indianapolis Statewide Technology location. The department has 33 full-time faculty and is an active participant in the graduate program of the College of Technology.
The Aviation Technology department offers BS degree programs in:
Also offered are MS and PhD programs in Technology with a concentration in Aviation and Aerospace Management.
Graduates enter careers with airlines, airport authorities, aerospace manufacturers, corporate aviation, and government agencies. There are excellent career opportunities throughout the aviation industry to those who have the proper professional education, and graduates have historically enjoyed an exceptionally high placement rate. We have a number of partnerships with industry that provide students with enhanced learning opportunities through co-op's, internships, industrial projects, and advanced hiring programs.
Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology is widely recognized as a leader in aviation education. This reputation is attributed largely to the quality of our faculty, students, curriculum content, and laboratory equipment. We operate a training fleet of 16 Cirrus SR20 aircraft, 2 Piper Seminoles, a fully-aerobatic Super Decathalon, a Beechjet, and an Embraer Phenom 100.
We also operate several state of the art simulator devices. We have 3 Cirrus SR20 flight training devices, a training device which replicates the Phenom to 1/1000 of a milimeter, and a regional jet training device.
In recognition of the quality of our students’ educational experience, Purdue’s Aviation Technology degree programs in Aviation Management and Professional Flight Technology have been fully accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). The baccalaureate degree program in Aeronautical Engineering Technology at West Lafayette is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
We are proud of our legacy as a pioneering educational and research program in aviation, and we invite you to visit our department to learn more.