Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies

College of Engineering

Interdisciplinary engineering studies is for students who want an engineering education but do not plan to practice engineering. The program offers considerable flexibility and permits you to develop an individual plan of study to meet educational goals that require working at the interface between engineering and other disciplines. Established options in the program include premedical engineering studies and theater engineering studies.

Note: The First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. They must complete the First-Year Engineering requirements before entering the engineering school of their choice. The mission of this student-oriented service program is to advise, teach and retain outstanding students for Purdue's College of Engineering. This core curriculum includes courses in math, chemistry, physics, computer programming, and communication skills, as well as introductory engineering coursework taught in the new Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Learning Laboratory. The First-Year Engineering Program provides students with a firm foundation and initial understanding of engineering and career options to assist them in identifying which of Purdue's engineering disciplines is the right fit. Our professional academic advisors, faculty and student advisors are dedicated to assisting beginning engineers with the first-year experience.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Website

Plan of Study

 

Contact Information

Christine Pekny
ide@ecn.purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-7422

Careers

Alumni work as accountants, managers of computer systems, marketing managers, CEOs, physicians, dentists, attorneys, pilots, professors—even racecar driver. Important professional attributes include communication skills, the art of self-learning, teamwork, and ethics. These skills prepare you for research and development positions in industry, as well as for careers in management, sales, teaching, medicine, and law.


Related Career Interests

Engineering and Technologies

Entrepreneurship

Environment and Ecology

Mechanical and Electrical Specialties

Mechanics and Construction

Performing Arts

Science and Research

Visual Arts and Design