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Multidisciplinary Engineering

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Multidisciplinary engineering is for students who plan to practice engineering as a career but whose specific career goals cannot be accommodated within one of the traditional engineering fields.

The program offers considerable flexibility including numerous electives which allow a plan of study to meet student's educational goals. This affords bringing together multiple engineering and non-engineering disciplines at an advanced level to solve societal challenges. Established plans of study in the program include acoustical engineering, engineering management, visual design engineering, theatre engineering, and general engineering, to name a few.

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.

Plan of Study

Multidisciplinary Engineering, BSE
Multidisciplinary Engineering Webpage

Transfer to Multidisciplinary Engineering

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

Christine Pekny
(765) 494-7422

College of Engineering

Careers in Multidisciplinary Engineering

Multidisciplinary engineering is excellent preparation for a graduate program or a career in industry. Graduates work as engineers in industry, managers, entrepreneurs who start their own companies, and go into a variety of other areas.

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.

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