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Disciplines of Engineering

This page includes a long list of links, internal and external, that can help you learn about the disciplines of engineering, and may help you make the decision about which discipline is right for you.

For information specifically about Purdue majors (for example, course requirements, plans of study, and contact information) please visit our Engineering Majors page.


General information about Engineering - Purdue Office of Future Engineers (OFE) Resource page - videos of engineers from a variety of fields - mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and others - telling their stories and answering frequently asked questions - Engineering: Go For It! - Engineering career page from the American Society for Engineering Education - US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook on Engineering careers - US Bureau of Labor Statistics Wage, Industry, and Growth Information for Engineering Careers - Occupational Information Center: Engineering


Information about Specific Fields of Engineering

Aeronautics & Astronauts (AAE) - Purdue School of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering - NASA college career page

Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ABE) - Purdue School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME) - Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (ChE) - Purdue School of Chemical Engineering - American Institute of Chemical Engineers Career FAQ Page

Civil Engineering (CE) - Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering - American Society of Civil Engineering - Thinking about Careers - Lyles School of Civil Engineering -- Together, We Build

Construction Engineering Management (CEM) - Purdue Division of Construction Engineering & Management - PBS's series "Building Big"

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) - Purdue School of Electrical and Computer Engineering - IEEE's Virtual Museum

Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) - Purdue Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering - American Academy of Environmental Engineering - Careers

Industrial Engineering (IE)

Interdisciplinary Engineering and Multidisciplinary Engineering - Undergraduate Programs in the School of Engineering Education.

Materials Engineering (MSE) - Purdue School of Materials Science & Engineering - Career Resource MSE Center from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society - Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining Multimedia

Mechanical Engineering (ME) - Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering

Nuclear Engineering (NE) - Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering - Nuclear Science and Technology from The American Nuclear Society - ANS Public Information and Nuclear topics of interest.