Systems Analysis and Design

Systems Analysis and Design

Study how organizations use computer systems and procedures and then design information systems solutions to help them operate more efficiently and effectively. You will combine business practices with programming, applications and databases. In the workforce, systems professionals work in a variety of industries and with people from a variety of professions. You will be encouraged to further specialize with a minor in a specific field, such as healthcare, finance, agriculture or manufacturing.

Special Features

  • Systems analyst and similar careers are among the highest in demand in the country (and around the world).
  • Gain real-world experience through labs and team projects
  • Focus on communications, business and teamwork skills in anticipation of an information technology career.

How To Apply

Choose the College of Technology and a major in computer and information technology (you’ll declare your concentration when you register for your first semester of classes)

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
53 94.3% 90% $59,980

Potential Job Titles

  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • System architect
  • System designer
  • System consultant

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the College of Technology pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

Add an international perspective to your education by taking advantage of study abroad opportunities. College-wide, there are nearly 47 programs that offer educational experiences in another country. Experiences can last a week, a month, a summer or a semester depending on the program. The list of study abroad programs, internship and service learning options is updated annually.

In the past, CIT students have taken advantage of opportunities in Peru, Ireland, Germany, Australia and Switzerland in addition to the many college-wide experiences.