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Approved Substitutions for Required FYE Courses

The following courses have been approved by the First-Year Engineering Curriculum Committee as acceptable substitutions for the listed FYE Requirements. Students in FYE should typically plan on taking the standard coursework; most of these substitutions are appropriate for students who took the course(s) prior to entering FYE -- for example, before transferring from a Purdue Regional Campus to West Lafayette, or before CODO from a different degree program at Purdue.

Approved transfer courses (those taken at universities other than any of the Purdue Regional campuses) will post to a student's transcript as the appropriate Purdue-West Lafayette course number. See the Purdue Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide for more information.

This list may be updated periodically by the First-Year Engineering Curriculum Committee. The list below was approved on December 10, 2014. Additions to the list were approved on January 13, 2015; February 17, 2015; March 10, 2015; and February 6, 2017.

Requirement #1: Intro to Engineering I (2 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • ENGR 13100
  • ENGR 14100
  • ENGR 16100
  • EPCS 11100 and EPCS 12100

Accepted substitutions

  • ENGR 12700 (IPFW)
  • ENGR 17100 (PNC)
  • ENGR 19000 (Purdue-Calumet)
  • ENGR 19000 (IUPUI)
  • ENGR 19500, Creatv & Innovatn Engr (Fa08)
  • ENGR 19500, Honors Creatv&Innovatn Engr I (Fa09, Fa10, Fa11, and Fa12)
  • ENGR 19500, Ideas To Innovation I (Sp10)
  • ENGR 19500, Transfrmng Ideas to Innovatn I (Fa09)
  • ENGR 19600 (IUPUI)
  • ENGR 19900 (IPFW)

Requirement #2: Intro to Engineering II (2 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • ENGR 13200
  • ENGR 13300
  • ENGR 14200
  • ENGR 16200

Accepted substitutions

  • ENGR 12100 (IPFW)
  • ENGR 12800 (IPFW)
  • ENGR 15100 (Purdue-Calumet)
  • ENGR 18100 (PNC)
  • ENGR 19500, Creat & Innovatn Engr Desgn II (Sp09)
  • ENGR 19500, Creatv&Innovatn Engr II-Honors (Sp10, Sp11, Sp12, Sp13)
  • ENGR 19500, Ideas to Innovation II (Su10)
  • ENGR 19500, Ideas To Innovation II (Sp10)

Requirement #1 and 2 together: Intro to Engineering I and II (4 credit minimum)

Accepted substitutions

  • ENGR 10000 and 12600 (last offered Fall 2009)
  • ENGR 10300 and 12600 (prior to Fall 2007)
  • ENGR 10400 and 12600 (prior to Fall 2007)
  • ENGR 19500 and 19600 (IUPUI)
  • EPCS 10100 (2 credits total, may be more than one semester) and ENGR 19500, EPICS Learning Community (Fa12, Fa13)

Requirement #3: Calculus I (4 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • MA 16100
  • MA 16500

Accepted substitutions

  • MA 16300 (IPFW, Purdue-Calumet)
  • MA 16700 (PNC)

Requirement #4: Calculus II (4 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • MA 16200
  • MA 16600

Accepted substitutions

  • MA 16400 (IPFW, Purdue-Calumet)
  • MA 16900 (PNC)
  • MA 17300
  • MA 18100

Requirement #5: Chemistry I (4 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • CHM 11500
  • CHM 11100 and CHM 11200

Accepted substitutions

  • CHM 12300 (last offered Fa09)
  • CHM 12500
  • CHM 13500
  • CHEM C1050 and C1250 (IUPUI)

Requirement #6: Physics (4 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • PHYS 17200
  • ENGR 16100 and ENGR 16200

Accepted substitutions

  • PHYS 15200

Requirement #7: Science Selective (3 credit minimum)

Formal course options

  • BIOL 11000
  • BIOL 11100
  • BIOL 12100 and 13500
  • BIOL 13100
  • CHM 11600
  • CS 15900
  • ENGR 14100 and 14200 (for entry prior to Fa2015)

Accepted substitutions

  • BIOL 12100 and BIOL 19500 (before Fa2013)
  • CHM 10901
  • CHM 12400
  • CHM 12600
  • CHM 12901
  • CHM 13600
  • CHEM C1060 and C1260 (IUPUI)
  • CS 15800 (if taken prior to entry into FYE)
  • CS 18000 (if taken prior to entry into FYE)
  • CS 22000 (PNC)
  • CS 22700 and CS 22800 (IPFW)
  • ECE 15200 (PNW)
  • ECE 19595 (Fa10)
  • ENGR 11700 (last offered Sp09)
  • ENGR 15200 (Purdue-Calumet)
  • ENGR 18100 (PNC, 5 credits total, counts for both requirement 2 (2 cr) and 7 (3 cr))
  • ENGR 18900 (PNC)
  • ENGR 19500, Honors Creatv&Innovatn Engr I (Fa09, Fa10, Fa11, and Fa12) and ENGR 19500, Creatv&Innovatn Engr II-Honors (Sp10, Sp11, Sp12, Sp13) — counts for both requirement 2 and requirement 7
  • ENGR 19700 and ENGR 29700 (IUPUI)
  • ENGR 22100 and ENGR 22200 (IPFW)

Requirement #8: Written Communication

Formal course options

Accepted substitutions

  • Courses approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee on the "Retro and Transfer Courses" List. As of February 2015, this included:
    • ENG W1310
    • ENG W2330 (IPFW)
    • ENG W1400 (IPFW)
    • ENG W1400 (IUPUI) and W1500 (IUPUI)
    • ENGL 10100
    • ENGL 10200
    • ENGL 10300
    • ENGL 10400 (Purdue-Calumet)
    • ENGL 10500 (Purdue-Calumet)

Requirement #9: Oral Communication

Formal course options

Accepted substitutions:

  • Courses approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee on the "Retro and Transfer Courses" List. As of February 2015, this included:
    • COMM C1100 (IUPUI)
    • COMM R1100 (IUPUI)
    • SPCH S1210