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Engineering at Purdue University in Indianapolis

Purdue University Indianapolis is an extension of our West Lafayette campus, offering the same excellence that has made Purdue West Lafayette one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. As a Purdue University in Indianapolis engineering student, you will be enrolled — day one — in the specific degree-granting major of your choice. Only Purdue University in Indianapolis offers this opportunity. Be a part of something big, as we expand our prestige to the heart of Indiana in its capital city, Indianapolis.

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Purdue in Indianapolis Engineering Majors

We are now enrolling for Fall 2024 for the following engineering majors in Indianapolis:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motorsports Engineering

Facts About Purdue University in Indianapolis 

Nestled in the heart of downtown, the campus of Purdue University Indianapolis welcomes students to a vibrant city atmosphere with state of the art facilities. Many industry connections are available throughout the city of Indianapolis, giving students access to internships and co-ops with local businesses that have global impact.
Purdue University in Indianapolis will include the same academic excellence that students at our West Lafayette campus enjoy. Course work will be similar, and students earning an engineering degree at our Indianapolis location will receive the same Purdue University degree as our engineering students in West Lafayette.

Engineering students at our Indianapolis campus will enroll directly to one of the five majors available: Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, or Motorsports.

The first year experience for freshman engineering students will include a group work focus through one of two pathways: 

EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service), a popular pathway through which teams of students partner with local and global community organizations to address human, community, and environmental needs. 

VIP (Vertically Integrated Projects), a popular pathway where students from all years, first-year through senior, work with faculty and graduate student mentors on multi-disciplinary research projects and national, international, and industry-sponsored design challenges. Students have the opportunity to engage in the persistent pursuit of innovation together.

Applying to Purdue University Indianapolis

Prospective undergraduate students seeking to attend Purdue University in Indianapolis on or after July 1, 2024, will apply for admission to Purdue University using the processes in place for Purdue University West Lafayette. Prospective students can expect admissions standards to be those of West Lafayette. Students at Purdue University in Indianapolis will be wholly part of the Purdue West Lafayette flagship ecosystem and ordinarily able to participate in student organizations and activities at both locations.

Students applying to engineering at Purdue University in Indianapolis are directly admitted to their major. Those students will follow a core first year curriculum similar to that of our First-Year Engineering students in West Lafayette

Motorsports Engineering Only In Indianapolis

Purdue University in Indianapolis is the only institution in the nation that offers an undergraduate motorsports engineering program recognized by ABET. Our students pursue internships and careers with NASCAR and IndyCar teams, as well as companies like SpaceX, Harley-Davidson, Ford, Polaris, GM, Cummins and Caterpillar.