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What to Expect as an Online Boilermaker?

We strive to keep the course layouts consistent and straightforward across all programs. Utilizing Brightspace/Engage learning platforms and asynchronous learning for coursework provides flexibility for working professionals. Each course is one-of-a-kind, but you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for.

When enrolled in an online course, you will learn from experienced, supportive faculty who teach on-campus at Purdue University, are industry experts in their fields and are invested in your success.

Finding balance between school, work and family is necessary for your success. Our flexible online programs and courses make it easy to fit your education with your schedule. Rolling admissions dates allow you to start your studies at multiple times throughout each year. Our Student Accessibility Center can assist with any accommodations you may need to navigate your learning, as well.

Courses and programs from every discipline are continuously reviewed by instructional designers to ensure they are engaging, meaningful and relevant. We use high-powered data analytics and real-time student feedback to measure effectiveness and improve future courses.

Asynchronous learning happens on your timetable and has no set schedule. Typically, online courses offered by Purdue University are completely asynchronous and do not have specific dates and times required for virtual attendance. This gives students the ability to review course lectures and complete assignments whenever works best for them.

You will be an active part of the Purdue community. From virtual town hall meetings to career and professional development workshops; to networking opportunities with your peers, professors, and industry leaders; to regular news and updates on Purdue’s current events, your connection to Purdue is on-demand at your fingertips every day.

Just as you will be a part of the Purdue University community, you may also be part of a cohort of students in your specific program. They are part of your support structure as well as bridges to professional fields and experiences that could inform your goals after graduation. Using virtual spaces such as Microsoft Teams, Brightspace, Zoom, Slack, Discord, and WhatsApp as well as in-person regional or on-campus events, you can connect with your peers at any time.