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Rapid Mastery of Fundamental Skills within a 4 year Bachelor Degree in Engineering Technology

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What is DSSA?  One year apprenticeship like program that teaches fundamental skills related to mechanical, electrical, and mechatronics engineering/technology disciplines. Adaptable to other disciplines and high schools as well.

What is important?  Mastery of skills, including use of tools, measurements, drawing, construction, troubleshooting, simulation, group projects and more.

Who teaches? Hands on activities by skill experts from industry or by those mastered the skills.

Theories by professors.

What do participants receive? College credits for the first year discipline specific courses. Skills are mapped to the second year courses for smooth transition. Receive credits for freshmen Mechanical Engineering Technology,  Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology courses at Purdue University Northwest - PNW.

Benefits? Marketable skills in one year. Success in upper level courses.

Time commitment? Five hours per day, four-days a week, training in specialty designed workshop. Lectures on the fifth day for 4 hours, building on the skills already learned in the workshop.

Who can join the program? High school graduates.



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Athula Kulatunga, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Engineering Technology

Purdue University Northwest

2200 169th St.

Hammond, IN 46323

Office: (219) 989 - 2471


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