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2020-2021 University Catalog 
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Multidisciplinary Engineering/General Engineering Concentration, BSE

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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

Multidisciplinary Engineering Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Multidisciplinary Engineering Major Requirements (30 credits)

(Included 18+ credits of 30000 level; 6 credits 40000 level - A maximum of 24 credits allowed in any one engineering discipline)

General Engineering Concentration (30 credits)

  • Engineering Design Course (3 credits)
  • Beginning Engineering Course (3 credits)
  • Follow-up Engineering Course (3 credits)
  • Advanced Engineering Course (3 credits)
  • Engineering Elective(s) (3 credits)
  • Area Electives ​​(15 credits)

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Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (60 credits)

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.


Additional Degree Requirements

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First Year Engineering Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

13-14 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

Multidisciplinary Engineering Program Requirements

16 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

14 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree. 

  • Must have 2.0 GPA in Engineering classes 20000+ level.

  • No courses can be taken for pass/no pass.

  • Must have C- or better in general education electives.

  • Must have C- or better in capstone prep (IDE 48400 or EPCS 41200) to advance to capstone course.

  • Must have C- or better in capstone design to meet graduation requirements.

Critical Course

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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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