Requirements for First Year Engineering

The requirements listed here are applicable for students with a "catalog term" of 201510 or higher (typically students who first entered Purdue in the Fall 2014 term or later). For students with earlier catalog terms (typically those who entered Purdue prior to Fall 2014), the old requirements are listed at the bottom of the page.

Course descriptions of required courses and a FYE Plan of Study are also available.

These requirements were approved by the Engineering Curriculum Committee, on behalf of the faculty of the College of Engineering, on April 22, 2014 (EFD 35-14).

Requirements:

I. To complete FYE and be eligible for consideration for entry into an Engineering degree program, a student must complete the following courses:

  1. ENGR 13100, ENGR 14100, or (EPCS 11100 and EPCS 12100)

  2. ENGR 13200, ENGR 14200, or ENGR 13300

  3. MA 16100 or MA 16500

  4. MA 16200, MA 16600, or MA 17300

  5. CHM 11500 or [CHM 11100 and CHM 11200]

  6. PHYS 17200

  7. A science selective course, chosen from:

    1. CHM 11600

    2. CS 15900

    3. BIOL 11000

    4. BIOL 11100

    5. BIOL 13100

    6. BIOL 12100 and BIOL 13500

    7. ENGR 14100 and ENGR 14200 for students who entered Purdue prior to Fall 2015 only

  8. A course that meets the Written Communication foundational outcome (typically ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800)

  9. A course that meets the Oral Communication foundational outcome (typically COM 11400)

II. Minimum Grades: Earned grades must be C– or better for any course used to meet the requirements above, if the grade posts to the Purdue transcript.

III. Grade Average: To complete FYE, the student’s cumulative GPA must be of 2.00 or greater, and an Engineering Admissions Index (EAI) must be 2.00 or greater. Calculation of the EAI is equivalent to the calculation of GPA for courses used to meet all FYE requirements 1-9 above. If a student meets a requirement in more than one way, only one will be used to calculate the EAI. The FYE Curriculum Committee will be responsible for keeping an updated, clear, and universal set of rules for determining which course is used in EAI for these situations. These rules are available to students in the FYE Advising office.

VI. Total Number of Credits: Students must earn a total of at least 30 credits.


Requirements for students who entered Purdue before Fall 2014:

To complete FYE and be eligible for consideration for entry into an Engineering degree program, a student must complete the following courses:

  1. ENGR 13100 or ENGR 14100

  2. ENGR 13200 or ENGR 14200

  3. Calculus I: MA 16100 or MA 16500

  4. Calculus II: MA 16200, MA 16600, or MA 17300

  5. General Chemistry I: CHM 11500

  6. Physics I: PHYS 17200

  7. A science selective: options include General Chemistry II (CHM 11600), Computer Programming (CS 15900), or Biology: (BIOL 11000, BIOL 11100, both BIOL 12100 and BIOL 13500, or BIOL 13100)

  8. English Composition: ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800

  9. First-Year General Education Elective (COM 11400 strongly recommended)

Notes:

  • For pre-Fall 2014 entrants, ENGR 14100 and ENGR 14200 will also count for the Science Selective.
  • Grades of C- or higher are required in Calculus I, Transforming Ideas to Innovation (Parts 1 and 2) and Chemistry I (if CHM 116 or CHM 124 will be taken as a Science Selective).
  • For pre-Fall 2014 entrants, the First-Year General Education Elective is not included in EAI calculations.