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Digital Enterprise Systems, BS


About the Program


Modern products are increasingly supported by data-driven design, manufacturing, production and support throughout a product’s lifecycle. With a major in Digital Enterprise Systems (DESS), you will use the latest software and hardware tools to effectively communicate and support each step in the product’s development and use. In your classes, you will define, build, and visualize digital product and process models to demonstrate how products are built, how they are made, how they are serviced and supported, and how the data used throughout this process is managed. Your work will be done primarily with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software tools for simulation, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Product Data Management (PDM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and technical data packages.

The Digital Enterprise Systems major is part of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology  program.  The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Digital Enterprise Systems Major Change (CODO) Requirements   

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (70 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (43 credits)


Electives (7 credits)


Any course, any subject.  Credit Hours:  7.00

Supplemental List


Click here for Digital Enterprise Systems Supplemental Information  

Grade Requirements


  • Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.

GPA Requirements


  • 2.00 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Course Requirements and Notes


  • Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three (3) times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student’s transcript including, but not limited to A,B,C,D,E,F,W,WF,I and IF

Non-course / Non-credit Requirements


  • Intercultural Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Professional Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00

Pass/No Pass Policy


  • Pass/No Pass may be allowed for Electives or Technical Electives only.

Transfer Credit Policy


Transfer credit from other institutions, including courses taken as dual or concurrent credit in high school, and credit from testing such as Advanced Placement and  International Baccalaureate that are an exact match for Purdue courses, may be applied to degree requirements.

For undistributed credit to be applied to degree requirements, the course or courses will need to be evaluated by the Curriculum Committee for approval.  Additional approvals will be required for courses to meet University Core Curriculum requirements.  In both cases approval is not automatic.

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. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

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).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Sample 4-Year Plan


15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


14 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


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”. 

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.