May 29, 2022
About the Program
The Multidisciplinary Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Multidisciplinary engineering is for students who plan to practice engineering as a career but whose specific career goals cannot be accommodated within one of the traditional engineering fields. The program offers considerable flexibility and permits you to choose from an established plan of study, or develop an individual plan of study to meet educational goals that can require bringing together multiple engineering disciplines, or non-engineering disciplines, at an advanced level to solve societal challenges. Established plans of study in the program include acoustical engineering, engineering management, visual design engineering, and general engineering, to name a few.
School of Engineering Education
120 Credits Required
Multidisciplinary Engineering Major Courses (45 credits)
(Included 18+ credits of 30000 level; 6 credits 40000 level - A maximum of 24 credits allowed in any one engineering discipline)
Required Engineering Core (18-26 credits)
Engineering Selectives (8 credits)
Engineering Design Examples (3 credits)
(Must be approved by Department of Engineering Education)
Hands-on Lab Examples (2 credits)
Materials/Strength of Materials Examples (3 credits)
Engineering Area Elective Courses (20-21 credits)
Beginning Course (3-4 credits)
Advanced Course (3 credits)
Engineering Electives (3-10 credits)
- Engineering courses only (to meet educational objectives)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (47-54 credits)
Click here for First-Year Engineering Requirements
Sophomore Science Selective (3 credits)
Statistics Selective (3 credits)
Counts as either engineering or basic science & math
Hands-on Lab (1 credit)
Not computer lab
Area Electives (1-12 credits)
Required area course(s) for General Engineering (Chosen to satisfy student’s educational objectives):
General Education (18 credits)
- General Education I - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education II - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education III - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education V - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education VI - Credit Hours: 3.00
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
First Year Engineering Program Requirements
Multidisciplinary Engineering Program Requirements
Spring 3rd Year
- IDE 36000 - Multidisciplinary Engineering Statistics 8
- Engineering Class5 (follow-up) - Credit Hours: 1.00
- Engineering Class9 (follow-up) - Credit Hours: 2.00
- General Education 4 (30000 level or non-intro) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education 2 (Core Outcome BSS) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Area Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- * Can substitute with approved alternative FYE courses: i.e. ENGR 141/142, etc.
- ** Satsifies a non-departmental Major Course Requirement.
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree.
- Consultation required with Academic Advisor to complete Third Semester to End of coursework.
Multiple Options are available - the most common is listed:
- +1 statics options
- +2 thermodynamics options
- +3 area electives are chosen with aid of advisor to advance the student’s educational objectives
- +4 dynamics options
- +5 engineering selectives are chosen with aid of advisor to advance the student’s educational objectives
- +6 fluids option
- +7 materials options
- +8 statistics options
- +9 design selective
- +10 Capstone design selective
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