Information for Future Students

Why choose to Study EEE at Purdue?

The state of the environment is a high-profile issue. Environmental issues are embedded in almost every major global challenge. Current and future environmental and ecological engineers (EEEs) will contribute their technical expertise in an effort to develop solutions to these world problems.

Graduates with an understanding of the technical and social aspects of environmental quality can look forward to an extremely bright future and a wide range of professional opportunities working in the public sector, industry, or in consulting on solutions that will greatly benefit society and the planet.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that the demand for Environmental Engineers will grow much faster than the demand for other engineering disciplines. 

Learn more reasons to choose to study Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue


Becoming an EEE student at Purdue

For high school students:

All beginning engineering students are admitted to the First-Year Engineering program, which provides all freshman time to explore the 16 different majors offered in the College of Engineering. To learn more about the Purdue College of Engineering, the First-Year Engineering program, and to schedule your campus visit please visit the Office of Future Engineers website.


How to CODO into EEE from another Purdue University Program:

CODO Requirements:

To be eligible to CODO (change of degree objective, or change of curricula) into EEE, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:

                  *Not done with FYE requirements?  See FYE CODO requirements & Sign Up for a CODO session.

  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • The calculated GPA of engineering courses (200 level and above) must be 2.0 or better.  
  • Student must be in good academic standing and not on probation at the time of CODO.

How to Obtain CODO Form:

If you meet the requirements to CODO as outlined above, the CODO form and procedures can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.

Make a CODO Appointment:

Students wishing to CODO into EEE must meet individually with the EEE Associate Director of Advising to discuss requirements and the details of their records.  CODO forms (2 copies) that have been signed by the student’s previous program should be brought to the appointment.  Sign up for an appointment; use your career account login.


How to Transfer into EEE from Another University

Students wishing to transfer from another institution into EEE will follow Purdue University’s standard transfer admission process. Detailed information can be found on the Office of Admissions webpage. In particular, transfer students should reference the Engineering Transfer Criteria to understand the needed requirements. 

In addition to the expected freshman year engineering course work, EEE requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in these courses, as well as any discipline-specific courses or further relevant course work. 

Links to helpful tools are below:

EEE Plan of Study – 4 year sample plan

First-Year Engineering

Purdue Transfer Credit Database

Equivalencies for freshman level engineering courses from Purdue Calumet, IPFW, IUPUI and Vincennes University


Opportunities for first-year EEE students at Purdue

EEE sponsors the "Engineering for the Planet" learning community, a student learning community for first-year engineering students who are interested in how engineers can positively impact the environment. Details about this learning community are available here.

A complete list of sustainability focused student organizations that students interested in EEE can get involved with at Purdue can be found here.