Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University Catalog

Digital Enterprise Systems, BS

Location(s): West Lafayette


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, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s general criteria and program criteria for Manufacturing Engineering Technology and similarly named programs.

School of Engineering Technology Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (69-70 credits)


Required Major Courses


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (43-44 credits)


Electives (8 credits)


Any course, any subject.  Credit Hours: 6.00-8.00

Supplemental List


Click here for Digital Enterprise Systems Supplemental Information  

Professional Experience


The SOET Professional Experience requirement is intended to document those experiences which help expose SOET students to the expectations of their professional prior to graduation. This may occur through industrial experience, technical or administrative involvement with community service, military service, et cetera. Approval has been granted for the following experiences. Additional experiences may also satisfy this graduation requirement. Requests for approval should be submitted to the SOET Curriculum Subcommittee Chair for consideration, allowing at least four academic weeks for review and response. See supplemental information for approved experiences.

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.

To obtain the Civics Literacy Proficiency, students will complete an educational activity as part of their chosen Civics Literacy Pathway and pass the Purdue Civics knowledge test.  The knowledge test can be completed at any time while the pathway is being perused.  There are three different pathways:

  • Civics Event pathway - Attend six approved civics-related events and pass the required exam; or
  • Civics Literacy Podcast pathway - Complete 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement that use C-SPAN material and pass the required exam; or
  • Approved course pathway - Complete  one of the following approved courses and pass the required exam.

More details about each pathway and how to complete the requirement can be found on the Civics Literacy Student Dashboard in myPurdue.

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


Fall 1st Year


14-15 Credits


16-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


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.

Comparative information about Purdue University and other U.S. educational institutions is also available through the College Navigator tool, provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, and through the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

Pre-Requisite Information


For pre-requisite information, log in to mypurdue.purdue.edu and click here.