The Office of Professional Practice offers many classes that help students prepare to participate in our programs and complete their plans of study. Below, you will find each course that is offered by the office along with a description that details what to expect out of each course.

OPP Courses

 

This course is available to First-Year Engineering students and aims to prepare students for successful co-op or internship experiences. In the course, students will develop a resume, cover letter, elevator pitch, interview skills and a LinkedIn profile. They will have the opportunity to connect with engineering student mentors who have already gained professional experience. Additionally, students will hear from several industry speakers on topics such as organizational culture, building a professional networking, creating effective working relationships, working effectively across cultures and more.

 

The United States Departments of Energy, Defense and Homeland Security play important roles in ensuring the security of our nation. These agencies ensure safety in transportation security environments; organize, deploy and supply our military; maintain stewardship of our nuclear arsenal; and develop and deploy our cybersecurity strategies, among setting the vision for advancing state-of-the-art solutions for pandemics, computing, energy, climate, and other advanced engineering challenges. There is an impending shortage of domestic U.S. talent and future workforce for addressing critical skills in these areas. As result, there are new opportunities for Purdue students to learn more and establish exciting and fulfilling careers in this sector. As part of Purdue’s national security priority, we are deepening our relationships with all of these agencies. This one-credit seminar course will feature presentations by Purdue faculty and invited world-class researchers who work for the Departments of Energy, Defense and Homeland Security. These presentations will introduce topics related to the complex intersection of engineering, policy, and government research, and will demonstrate the many exciting opportunities Boilermakers have to work on these topics.

The course will be taught in synchronous, online mode, which means online discussions will be led by researchers from the Army Research Lab, Sandia National Labs, and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

These courses are available to engineering and polytechnic students participating in Purdue’s co-op program. Students can take a seminar course immediately upon return from a co-op work session. Students will network with other co-op students, share and learn about work experiences. Students will also focus on topics relevant to their professional development./p>

 

 

This course is required for students participating in the GEARE program. Students take this course prior to the international study abroad or internship experience. Students will be introduced to students with previous international experience, prepare for the logistics of travelling abroad and will begin working on global competency development. This course meets a requirement for the Global Engineering Studies Minor.

 

This course is required for students participating in the GEARE program. Students take this course online during their international experience. Students will participate in activities designed to increase their engagement with the local culture and reflect upon their experiences. They will be paired with cultural mentor at Purdue who will provide feedback and support throughout their time abroad. This course meets a requirement for the Global Engineering Studies Minor.

 

This course is required for students participating in the GEARE program. Students take this course after completing their international experience for the GEARE program. Students will serve as mentors for students enrolled in ENGR 29700. They will share and learn about international experiences from fellow students in the course and continue developing their global competency skills. Students will summarize their experiences through poster or multimedia presentations. This course meets a requirement for the Global Engineering Studies Minor.

 

Students will complete an engineering project with global organizations or students from international partner institutions. The work may be completed remotely or in-person. Completion of this course will fulfill a requirement for the Global Engineering Studies Minor.

ENGR 39697 Global Design Projects

 
 

Analysis and synthesis development of an aerodynamic device (Spoiler or wing profile) hitched to a 4-bar mechanism to which its dimensional and shape parameters must be calculated in order to achieve the movements and positions that allow the necessary lift force or drag that favors the movement of the vehicle to which it is hitched (automotive or aeronautical application).
This course is full.

 

Development of a preliminary design and manufacturing proposal for a water tunnel, taking into account the performance, operation and cost estimation requirements to carry out fluid analysis by fluid visualization techniques. This course requires a special override to register. This course is full.

Suggested Majors: ME, AAE

 

The overall goal of this program is to provide technical training and assistance in food processing technologies by developing sustainable and market-driven value chains aimed at small farmers and vulnerable communities through an incubation center. This course requires a special override to register. Click here to request the override.

Suggested Majors: ME, ABE, IE, CHE

 

Evaporative cooling provides a simple and effective alternative to refrigeration where cost and conditions prevent farmers from using modern methods to preserve their crops postharvest. The goal of this project is to design and build of a lowcost fruit and produce storage system based on evaporative cooling technology. This course is full.

Suggested Majors: ME, ABE, IE, CHE

 

This project provides students interested in global health the opportunity to collaborate in a joint project with the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional affiliate, the PanAmerican Health Organization (PAHO). The project aims to evaluate the feasibility of using municipal wastewater to track Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other disease outbreaks in the Americas. This course requires a special override to register. Click here to request the override.

Suggested Majors: CE, EEE, IE, ABE

 

The main objective of this project is focused on the hydrogeological study and search for alternative energy sources by compiling bibliographic information, Nature-based Solutions, geophysical techniques, measurements of wells levels, chemical parameters of the Manglaralto coastal aquifer, for the rescue of its geobiodiversity, implementation of Geotourism and the contribution to sustainable development. This course requires a special override to register. Click here to request the override.

Suggested Majors: CE, EEE, IE, ABE