Requirements for First Year Engineering

The requirements listed here are applicable for students with a "catalog term" of 201710 or higher (typically students who first entered Purdue in the Fall 2016 term or later). For students with catalog terms from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016, the old requirements are listed at the bottom of the page. Students with a catalog term prior to Fall 2014 should contact an FYE advisor.

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), with amendments in EFD 70-16.

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, or ENGR 14100, or [EPCS 11100 and EPCS 12100]

  2. ENGR 13200, or ENGR 14200, or ENGR 13300

  3. MA 16100 or MA 16500

  4. MA 16200, or 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 2017 only

  8. Two of the following four courses:

    1. a course that meets the Written Communication Foundational Outcome (typically ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800)
    2. a course that meets the Oral Communication Foundational Outcome (typically COM 11400)
    3. GS 10000 (this option is available only for students who have a TOEFL score in their student record)
    4. GS 10100 (this option is available only for students who have a TOEFL score in their student record).

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 between Fall 2014 and Spring 2016:

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, or ENGR 14100, or [EPCS 11100 and EPCS 12100]

  2. ENGR 13200, or ENGR 14200, or ENGR 13300

  3. MA 16100 or MA 16500

  4. MA 16200, or 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 2017 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)

Items II, III, and IV are identical to the current requirements listed above.