Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies is for students who want an engineering education but do not plan to practice engineering. Coursework ranges from preparation for medical school to exploring general engineering interests.
Engineering Science Studies
Engineering Science Studies students are preparing for careers that benefit an engineering background or are pre-professional students planning to pursue graduate studies (i.e. law school).
2021 Outstanding Alumnus: Umesh Patel, PhD, IDE '86
Alumnus Highlight: Corey Jorman, IDE '06
Alumna Highlight: Sue Hudson Abreu, IDE '78
As an engineer, a U.S. Army officer, a medical doctor, a judge and a skydiver, Sue Hudson Abreu has consistently proven that she embraces all challenges and is unafraid to color outside the lines.
Pre-Medical Engineering Studies
Pre-Medical Engineering students are preparing for graduate study and eventual careers as Medical Doctors. These students are able to utilize their engineering background to understand the mechanics and processes of the musculoskeletal system, beyond a typical Pre-Medical plan of study. Curricula may include coursework in engineering, biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology. Students can select courses that will prepare them for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
Alumna Highlight: Abhipri Mishra, IDES '19, Pre-Medical Engineering Studies
Abhi is currently in her first year of medical school attending her first choice, Indiana University School of Medicine. When asked how our degree program prepared Abhi for her first year in medical school, she stated, "My background in IDES brought in a unique perspective when discussing issues about healthcare quality and accessibility, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals." Abhi was also a recipient of our academic award of excellence for both her junior and senior year. Hear about her experiences in the program, including her undergraduate research opportunities in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.