Engineering Preeminence at ScalePurdue is continuously growing engineering enrollment at a dramatic rate, thereby enhancing our state and national capacity for innovation and economic growth. Now, as the largest engineering college among the top 10 in the nation, we are seizing the opportunities enabled by scale.
- Dramatically grow our engineering enrollment.
- Become the nation’s premier provider of engineering talent.
- Improve and increase online engineering education opportunities.
- Participate directly in economic growth, workforce development, entrepreneurship and research impact through our research.
- The College of Engineering is now the largest engineering college among the top 10 in the nation.
- The College of Engineering shifted its focus toward reaching the “Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale” in 2018. Since then, several major milestones have already been met, including the completion of the Bechtel Innovation Design Center and an expansion of Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, one of the nation's largest university propulsion laboratories, and the Flex Lab interdisciplinary research facility.
- The college of engineering has exceeded its undergraduate expansion goal every year since the Move was created in 2015. In Fall 2020, the College of Engineering enrolled over 10,000 students.
- Since the beginning of its five-year expansion plan in 2013, the College of Engineering has grown its student population by 2,135 and its faculty by 163.
- The College’s original Purdue Moves plan, "Engineering Expansion 2012-17," concluded successfully on June 30, 2017. Beginning July 1, 2017, the College embarked on a journey of reaching the “Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale.” Within the first year, the College moved forward on multiple grounds including the following:
- Completing the Bechtel Innovation Design Center and an expansion of Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, one of the nation's largest university propulsion laboratories, and the Flex Lab interdisciplinary research facility.
- Winning bids for two national-level research centers headquartered here: NSF Engineering Research Center CISTAR led by Chemical Engineering and SRC-DARPA JUMP C-BRIC led by Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Setting a new record for the amount of research funding received in FY2017-18: $182.5 million.
- Scaling up offerings for affordable online graduate degrees and professional credentialing. Purdue Engineering Online is now ranked number five among all online graduate engineering programs in the country.
- Launching two new data science education programs for engineering students in 2017: Data Mind, which aims to help students graduate with a working knowledge of the foundations, implementation and applications of data science, and Stackable Ones, a host of one credit hour courses that can be “stacked” to create a custom data-science curriculum.
- Bringing new industry partners to campus, including Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Keating Supercars.