You want to help people. You wish to be engaged. You are preparing for your future. You want to make an impact. 

Choosing a university is one of life's biggest decisions, and it is based on a variety of factors, from the faculty to fellow students, campus life, career outlook, and even location and social life. Purdue University's College of Engineering is one of the premier engineering institutions in the world and we welcome you to explore this site to help you make the decision of a lifetime.

First-Year Engineering Program

The First-Year Engineering Program in the School of Engineering Education is the entry point for all beginning engineering students at Purdue. Here, you'll ease into college life, get grounded in the fundamentals, and discover your passion for engineering. Professional academic advisors, faculty, and student advisors will assist you with academic and personal support services as needed. You will enroll in a common first-year curriculum that helps you further distinguish the engineering disciplines, identify which engineering major is right for you, and learn where you might work if you pursue a degree in that field. After successfully completing the First-Year Engineering requirements, you will be admitted into one of the professional schools of engineering.

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