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
Requirements for First-Year Engineering
The requirements listed here are applicable for students with a “catalog term” of 201510 or higher (typically students who first entered Purdue in the Fall 2014 term or later). To complete FYE and be eligible for consideration for entry into an Engineering degree program, a student must complete the following courses:
Minimum Grades: Earned grades must be C- or better for any course used to meet the requirements above, if the grade posts to the Purdue transcript.
Grade Average: To complete FYE, the student’s cumulative GPA must be of 2.00 or greater, and an Engineering Admissions Index (EAI) must be 2.00 or greater. Calculation of the EAI is equivalent to the calculation of GPA for courses used to meet all FYE requirements 1-9 above. If a student meets a requirement in more than one way, only one will be used to calculate the EAI. The FYE Curriculum Committee will be responsible for keeping an updated, clear, and universal set of rules for determining which course is used in EAI for these situations. These rules are available to students in the FYE Advising office.
Total Number of Credits: Students must earn a total of at least 30 credits.
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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