Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
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 theFirst-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.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Business/Management Engineering and Technology Environment and Ecology Science and Research Visual or Performing Arts
Careers in Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
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.
Transfer to Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
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.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Additional Requirements: See the Engineering Transfer Criteria page for more detailed course requirements and admission criteria.
Contact InformationChristine Pekny