Aug 13, 2022
About the Program
Interdisciplinary engineering studies (IDES) is for students who want an engineering education but do not plan to practice engineering. The program offers considerable flexibility and permits you to meet educational goals that require working at the interface between engineering and other disciplines.
School of Engineering Education
120 Credits Required
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Major Courses
Required Major Courses (30-33 credits)
At least 15 credits are 30000+
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (typically 58 credits)
Click here for First-Year Engineering Requirements
*Alternative FYE courses can be substituted (i.e. ENGR 14100/14200, etc.)
General Education (18 credits)
- General Education I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Humanities for core)
- General Education II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Behavioral Social Science for core)
- General Education III - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Science, Technology and Society for core)
- General Education IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education V - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education VI - Credit Hours: 3.00
Area Electives (29-32 credits typically)
Chosen to satisfy student’s educational objectives, and meet minimum plan of study total (120).
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
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program Requirements
Spring 3rd Year
- IDE 36000 - Multidisciplinary Engineering Statistics †2
- Engineering 30000+level Elective†2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education 2 (Foundational Outcome BSS) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education 3 (Foundational Outcome STS) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Area Elective 8†1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
Fall 4th Year
- IE 34300 - Engineering Economics - Economics Elective †
- Engineering Design 30000+level†5 - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education 4†3 (30000 level or non-intro) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education 5†3 - Credit Hours: 2.00
- Area Elective 9†1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 4th Year
- Engineering 30000+level Elective†2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Engineering 30000+level Elective †2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
- General Education 6†3 (30000 level or non-intro) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Area Elective 10†1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
- MBSE Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
MBSE - Math, Basic Science, & Engineering - 44 credits minimum from excluding FYE courss (Engineering, CS, Mathematics, or cience courses as needed)
**Satisfies a Non-departmental Major Course Requirement.
†Multiple options are available - the most common is listed. †1 statics options, †2thermodynamics options †3 area electives are chosen with aid of adviser to advance the student’s educational objectives †4 dynamics options †5 engineering selectives are chosen with aid of adviser to advance the student’s educational objectives †6 fluids option †7 materials options †8 statistics options †9 design selective †10 Capstone design selective.
- †Multiple options are available: common option listed. †1 Area electives are chosen with aid of advisor to advance the student’s educational objectives. Area classes for this plan of study are used to complete the requirements to take the MCATS and attend medical school. Courses to be completed include but are not limited to: 2 semesters General Biology with labs (minimum - should take more); 2 semesters General Chemistry with labs; 2 semesters Organic Chemistry with labs; 2 semesters Physics with labs; 2 semesters English Composition; 1 semester Biochemistry (no lab required; (* IU MD and Marian DO programs will require as of fall 2015); Anatomy and Physiology (not required but highly recommended for MCAT); 1 semester General Psychology (*IU MD and Marian DO programs will require as of fall 2015); 1 semester sociology (* IU MD and Marian DO programs will require as of fall 2015); other recommended courses Statistics. Generally, a grade below a C is not acceptable for a prerequisite course.
- †2 engineering electives are chosen with aid of advisor to advance the student’s educational objectives. †3General Education courses can be taken from CLA, Krannert or Honors - consult advisor. †4 statistics selective could be approved equivalent (IE 23000/33000 /ECE 30200 /CHE 32000 /STAT 35000 /STAT 51100 - (if non engineering statistics selective chosen fulfills MBSE, but would require another 3 credit engineering course to be taken); †5 design selective - consult advisor for course selection. Engineering courses (30 credits of 20000+ level engineering courses, of which at least 15 credits are 30000+; MAX credits allowed in any one engineering discipline is 24.)
- 120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Graduation Index of 2.0 or higher and a min. GPA of 2.0 in Engineering courses at 20000+ level included in the POS. All other Purdue University graduation requirements including “There must be 32 credits of 30000+ level for graduation” must be satisfied.
- *THE PLAN OF STUDY FROM 3RD SEMESTER ONWARDS SHOULD BE FILLED BY STUDENT AFTER CONSULTATION WITH ACADEMIC ADVISER.
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