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Engineering (First Year)

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The First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all first-year engineering students at Purdue. The program allows students to ease into college life and get grounded in the fundamentals of engineering through a common first-year curriculum.

First-Year Engineering has top-caliber advisors, faculty, and staff who care about student success and choosing which of our engineering majors is the right fit. Upon successful completion of First-Year Engineering, students transition to their major in one of the Engineering schools beginning the Fall Semester of their second year.

Plan of Study

Engineering (First Year) Webpage

Transfer to Engineering (First Year)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Program availability: Closed to transfers

Contact Information

(765) 494-3975

College of Engineering

Careers in Engineering (First Year)

For information about engineering careers Purdue graduates pursue, explore the individual engineering disciplines.

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