Dec 02, 2022
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
120 Credits Required
Multidisciplinary Engineering Major Requirements (30 credits)
30 credits total
- 18+ credits of 30000 level (Concentration courses can be used to meet requirement)
- 6 credits 40000 level (Concentration courses can be used to meet requirement)
- 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)
Click here for General Engineering Concentration for Multidisciplinary Engineering
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (60 credits)
First-Year Engineering Requirements (29-39 credits)
Click here for First-Year Engineering requirements.
- Requirement #1 - Intro to Engineering I (2-4 credits)
- Requirement #2 - Intro to Engineering II (2-4 credits)
- Requirement #3 - Calculus I (4-5 credits) (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)
- Requirement #4 - Calculus II (4-5 credits) (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)
- Requirement #5 - Chemistry I (4-6 credits) (satisfies Science #1 for core)
- Requirement #6 - Physics (4 credits) (satisfies Science #2 for core)
- Requirement #7 - First-Year Engineering Selective (3-4 credits)
- Requirement #8 - Written and Oral Communication (6-7 credits) (could satisfy Written Communication, Information Literacy or Oral Communication for core)
Other Course Requirements (11-14 credits)
General Education Requirement (18 credits)
Must have C- or better in all General Education Electives.
- General Education I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science for core)
- General Education II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Human Cultures: Humanities for core)
- General Education III - Credit Hours: 1.00-3.00 (satisfies Science, Technology & Society for core)
- General Education IV - Credit Hours: 3.00 (30000+level or non-intro)
- General Education V - Credit Hours: 3.00 (30000+level or non-intro)
- General Education VI - Credit Hours: 3.00-5.00 (General Education Elective)
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.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
First Year Engineering Program Requirements
Multidisciplinary Engineering Program Requirements/ General Engineering Concentration
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.
The ♦ course is considered critical.
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