Sep 18, 2021  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies/Pre-Med Concentration, BS


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

Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Pre-Med Concentration (52 credits)


  • Engineering Courses - Credit Hours: 20.00
  • Area Courses - Credit Hours: 32.00

Click here for Pre-Medical Engineering Studies Concentration for Interdisciplinary Engineering (52 credits)  

Other Departmental Requirements (58 credits)


First-Year Engineering  

Additional Requirements


Click here for Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Supplemental Information  

University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

First Year Engineering Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


13-14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program Requirements


Fall 2nd Year


  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Engineering Elective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Sophomore Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • Engineering Elective (20000+level) - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Engineering Elective (20000+level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Engineering Elective (20000+level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education (Humanities) - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00  
  • Area Elective (should be pre-med focused) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Engineering Elective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Engineering Elective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective (30000+ or non-intro) - Credit Hours: 3.00

 

 

 

15 Credits


Notes


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.

 

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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