Purdue Online MSCE Curriculum Guide

Coursework Requirements

30 credit hours are required to complete the online MSCE.

  • Must include at least 15 credit hours of CE graduate level courses (500000 level and above)
  • Must include 6 credit hours of applied math and/or statistics courses from approved list 
  • Up to 9 credit hours of technical electives. These can be additional CE graduate-level courses or graduate-level courses from outside CE, for example: ME, ECE, etc., as approved by the student's advisor.

Plan of Study

You will create a plan of study (POS) that lists the courses you plan to take and their timing.

Grade & GPA Requirements

  • You must complete all courses on your POS with a grade of no less than a C−.
  • No grades of D or F are allowed on your POS.
    • Any plan of study course with a grade of D or F must be repeated. You cannot drop them from your POS.
  • You must have a POS GPA of 3.0 to successfully complete the MSCE.
  • Graduate-level transfer courses are not included in your GPA calculation. Six graduate-level credits can be transferred into the online program.

Time to Degree Completion

  • Most students will complete the online MSCE in 2-5 years. However, you have up to 6 years to complete your degree.
  • If you do not enroll in three consecutive semesters (approximately 1 calendar year), you will become inactive and must reapply to Purdue.
    • No minimum number of credit hours per semester is required for the online MSCE.