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Beyond the classroom

college of engineering, technology, and computer science

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Take a break from your books.

Studying and taking tests is important, but so is going beyond the classroom to maximize your college experience. Check out the options you have to make the most of your time at Purdue Fort Wayne. 

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Internships, Co-Ops, and Jobs

Get the experience you need.

Co-op is short for cooperative education, a three-way relationship between students, employers, and the university. This program will give you the opportunity to see how classroom theory relates to actual employment situations. You will earn a competitive wage and may earn academic credit. You can alternate semesters of full-time study with full-time employment, or you can work part-time while attending classes.

Our departments offer many options for cooperative-education experiences. Regular co-op positions, work-study internships, and practicum positions are available, and many departments offer laboratory or teaching assistantships. Contact our Student Success Center to learn more.


Dedicated to the creation of new knowledge. 

The expertise of our faculty combined with the passion of community members leads to real-world impact, and the Centers of Excellence serve as the hub for it all. The college is proud to be home to three centers: the Information Analytics and Visualization Center; the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering; and the Northeast Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Resource Center (NISTEM).

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Living Learning Community

Live the life you want.

Make connections and live with those who share your passion of engineering by joining a living learning community. You’ll get to make unforgettable memories with your fellow Mastodons, collaborate together, and forge lifelong friendships.

Study Abroad

Expand your world.

Explore beyond the classroom, beyond campus, beyond your dreams. Discover what knowledge awaits you by taking the opportunity to study abroad.

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Student and Professional Organizations

Allied Engineers
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Association for Computing Machinery
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Engineers without Borders
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Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
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National Society of Professional Engineers
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Phi Sigma Rho
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Polytechnical Engineering Club
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Society of Women Engineers
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Upsilon Pi Epsilon
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“I chose engineering because I knew I wanted to do something with math. Engineering allows me to explore my passion for mathematics while solving problems and finding creative solutions.”
Eliese LaCourt, B.S.M.E. ’21
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