U.S. News and World Report ranked both our graduate and undergraduate programs in the Top 15 nationwide. Purdue’s College of Engineering is among the largest in the United States and includes 13 academic programs all with high rankings. And we’re accelerating the speed at which we progress. Together, we’re bringing our college from excellence to preeminence.
Purdue’s College of Engineering is embarking on a period of remarkable growth. With the support of the Provost and Board of Trustees, we expect to increase the size of the CoE faculty by as much as 30% and the CoE staff by 28% over the next five years. Growth on this scale is an opportunity for Transformational change. More information can be found on our Strategic Growth Initiative page.
Interdisciplinary, Global, and Diverse
Our growth, fueled by our alumni and friends, is giving us the tools and room to develop more revolutionary technologies that are already changing the world around us. We are cutting across the established boundaries of Purdue’s engineering and related disciplines. In doing so, we’re incorporating all perspectives. We’re taking advantage of our own diverse makeup, and we’re approaching issues from a world point of view. We’re equipping our students with the capacity to perform in a fast-changing and increasingly global economy.
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First-Year Engineering at Purdue
The First-Year Engineering (FYE) Program of the School of Engineering Education is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. The mission of this student-oriented program is to advise, prepare, and retain outstanding students for degree programs in Purdue’s College of Engineering.
- Talk to an FYE Advisor
- FYE Requirements
- Registration portal (mypurdue.purdue.edu), including MyPurduePlan
- Transition to Major (T2M) process
- Think Summer
First-Year Engineering Plan of Study
The First-Year Engineering program is designed to be completed in two semesters of full-time on-campus study. An example plan showing a typical pathway is listed below. Students should contact an FYE Advisor for assistance developing a personalized plan of study that incorporates individual interests, needs, and credit from other sources, such as AP. Furthermore, the list below is a typical plan of study, but some students may take courses in other semesters. Click here to see when all FYE courses are typically offered. If you do plan to deviate from this plan, please consult an FYE Advisor to ensure prerequisites and other constraints are met.
The first semester is typically 13-15 credits of FYE work.
- ENGR 13200 (2 credits): Transforming Ideas to Innovation II
- MA 16200 or MA 16600 (4-5 credits): Calculus II
- PHYS 17200 (4 credits): Physics I
- Science Selective, typically either CHM 11600 (4 credits): General Chemistry II, or CS 15900 (3 credits): Introductory Programming
- Oral or Written Communication Foundational Outcome course, typically ENGL 10600 (4 credits) or COM 11400 (3 credits)
The second semester is typically 16-18 credits of FYE work.
Office of the Dean of Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Suite 3000
701 West Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Phone: +1 (765) 494-5345
FAX: +1 (765) 494-9321
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