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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  

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


University Requirements


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)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



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


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


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science 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.
  • Engineering credits: A minimum 30 credits at 200+ level, of which at least 15 credits are at 300+ level. Maximum number of credits in any one engineering discipline is 24. It is the
  • student’s responsibility to see that all prerequisites are met for selected courses.


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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