Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog

Multidisciplinary Engineering Major Change (CODO) Requirements


Major Change (CODO) Requirements


Purdue students interested in changing their major should meet with their current academic advisor to discuss their options and begin the online process. Once the student’s Major Change (CODO) has been processed, students will receive an email with instructions to authorize the change.

Students will need to meet the criteria below to be eligible for this major. A student’s catalog term, typically the semester you started at Purdue, will be used to determine the Major Change criteria that applies to you. Students can find their catalog term at the top of their MyPurduePlan below the degree progress bar.

This major change information below is for the catalog term you are currently viewing; see the University Undergraduate Academic Advising Major Change (CODO) website for prior catalog term criteria, more about the major change process and FAQs.

General Requirements


  • Minimum Semesters:  1
  • Minimum West Lafayette Credit Hours: 15
  • Minimum GPA:  2.5

Other Requirements


  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING and SUMMER.
  • Students are admitted on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY after a holistic review.  Space is extremely limited.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation).
  • Average GPA of 2.5 in a minimum of 6 credits in engineering courses 200+ level (AAE, ABE, BME, CE, CEM, CHE, ECE, EEE, ENE, ENGR, EPCS, IDE, IE, ME, MSE, NUCL) taken at Purdue prior to CODO.
  • Minimum semester GPA of 2.5
  • Students who are more than 30 credits from completing the minimum 120 credit degree requirements must have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students requiring 16 to 30 credits for degree completion need an overall cumulative 2.55 GPA, and students requiring 15 or less credits for degree completion need an overall cumulative 2.4 GPA. Students who have completed all the MDE degree requirements need an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 (same as applied to students in the program).
  • Students who were in IDES or MDE at one time and processed a CODO out to another program will not be allowed to CODO back into IDES or MDE.

Advising Next Steps


Students should review the MDE website to explore concentration areas of interest and then contact the MDE/IDES advisor at ide@ecn.purdue.edu