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Purdue’s online Master’s in Engineering Technology Teaches Interdisciplinary, Job Ready Skills

In today’s highly competitive job market, it’s a candidate’s technical skills that often set them apart from the competition. Being able to demonstrate job-ready skills can help candidates showcase their talents and make a strong case for why they’d be successful in a job. This is particularly important as advances in technology have made many jobs more complex. As technology evolves, experts predict that more jobs will require specialized skills and training beyond what’s taught in traditional degree programs.  

Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Engineering Technology is designed for students who want a skills-based education with a focus on the intersection of engineering, technology and science. Since careers in these fields are often interdisciplinary, this program provides learners with a technical education that has an interdisciplinary, collaborative focus. 

Unlike a traditional engineering graduate degree that prepares students for careers in a specific engineering field, Purdue master’s degree in engineering technology gives students a foundation of technical knowledge that can be used in many different fields – from technical support, to information technology, to management and quality control. This program’s interdisciplinary approach makes it a good option for professionals who want to be considered for a wide variety of careers and build a broad skill set.  

Purdue is an internationally recognized leader in engineering and technology education, and its online engineering graduate programs have achieved top rankings from U.S. News & World Report (2024). With the online master’s in engineering technology, students can receive a world-class education while studying from anywhere in the world and tailor their degrees around the specific job skills they want to acquire. 

The program consists of fully online, seven-week courses offered asynchronously and taught by expert Purdue faculty. Courses cover topics such as complex collaboration, networked systems, project management, cybersecurity, commercial and industrial system management, and more.  

Upon graduating from the program, students are prepared for advanced technical positions and leadership roles. Graduates can work in a variety of industries, including academia and applied research, government and regulatory positions, solution development, as well as management and entrepreneurship.  

To learn more about Purdue’s online Master of Science in Engineering Technology, including how to apply, visit the program’s webpage.