Technology

Bachelor & Masters of Science

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Program Intro

This degree prepares you to become a technology leader in just five years. Our program provides flexibility so you can pursue a wide range of interdisciplinary interests. You’ll develop leadership skills grounded in ethics as well as an understanding of the global issues that affect technology.

Our interdisciplinary approach empowers you to customize your course of study to suit your interests and career goals. With this broad-based, flexible degree, you’ll enter the marketplace with a distinct and sought-after advantage.

Curriculum Overview

The College of Technology at Purdue University Northwest offers a combined five-year BS and MS degree program, in which students will receive both the BS and MS degrees in Technology. This combined five-year program offers a supervised and seamless transition between degrees. You can earn BS and MS degrees consecutively with an overlap of nine credit hours, thereby reducing the number of required hours to 141.

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Program Requirements

Conditional admission:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.25 for the first 80 credit hours of coursework
  • Earn a B- grade or higher in all technology basic core courses

Final admission:

  • Maintain 3.25 or higher GPA
  • Earn a B or higher grade in each graduate course in your final undergraduate year

Highlights

We partner with business, industry and government to give you opportunities to solve real-world problems. Dedicated technology labs with state-of-the-art equipment provide application-oriented learning experiences that give you an edge when you’re seeking internships and jobs.

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Outcomes

No longer can business and industry exist without technology.┬áThat’s the philosophy behind the College of Technology’s master’s degree programs, which we launched in 2008.

Now, with more than 200 alumni of these programs, we’ve grown to become a leader in technology education, addressing the growing need for skilled professionals who can solve complex problems and lead technical teams.

The MS degree exposed me to areas of the field I normally do not have the chance to gain hands on experience, but work side by side with those teams. The exposure to the other fields of IT personally helps me understand how to solution a problem from end to end.

Kimberly Spoa-Harty
Principal Engineer, United Airlines

The Technology, MS program provided me with a platform which highly supported my passion towards Electrical Engineering and made opportunities available for me to explore the exciting arena of Industrial Automation.

Tanima Zaman
Program Chair, Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

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Meet The Faculty

Mohammad A. Zahraee

Mohammad A. Zahraee, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Dean, College of Technology

Zahraee chaired two departments for over 11 years and has served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of College of Technology. He has been PI or Co-PI for contracts and Grants valued over $5 Mil.

Alireza Alavizadeh

Ali Alavizadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Technology

Ali Alavizadeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology. His research interests include numerical methods and simulation in solid and fluid mechanics and complex systems.

Calix

Ricardo A. Calix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer Information Technology