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 Fall 2021 (3 Credits)

These projects provide students the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team comprising of students from Purdue University and an international partner university to tackle real world problems related to engineering, transportation, energy sustainability and economic prosperity in a global context. Students will learn about the challenges and cultural implications of working with students and faculty from a different culture, as well as to be involved with extensive project planning, management and design evaluation. In connection with a gloabl partner university and across different cultures & languages, students will work in teams with faculty and peers to plan, dseign, conduct and evaluate engineering solutios to a prescribed problem. Completion of a Global Design Project fulfulls the GEARE GDT requirement and the Global Engineering Minor requirement. Projects are organized as 3 credit hours in fall.

 
 

This course covers product development in automation and mobility including business modeling, mechanical design and software/hardware integration. (Preferred GEARE language: German/Spanish)
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This course covers design and improvement of flow visualization devised such as wind tunnels or water tunnels. Design includes component selection, CAD, material selection and modeling. (Preferred GEARE language: Spanish/French)
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This course covers developing the meshwork system for Daimler startups including vehicle-satellite connectivity, car to car communication and vehicle-environment data integration. (Preffered GEARE language: German)
This course is full.

 

This course covers developing and designing a food storage/conservation system for tropical fruit and produce including refrigeration, dehydration and food processing techniques. (Preffered GEARE language: German/Spanish)
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This course will allow students to research, evaluate and propose a novel design for an early warning system for COVID-19 and other dieseases via wastewater monitoring. Devise the applicability of these technologies in field experiments in various locations in the Americas. (Preferred GEARE language: Spanish)
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This course will guide students to work with a local NGO to design, build and manage construction projects with the integration of community members including education, workforce training and youth empowerment. (Preferred GEARE language: Spanish)
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*You can still take part of the experience if your GEARE language is different; language matching is a plus.