Acoustical Engineering: Sound System

Multidisciplinary Concentration Guideline

Semester  1

Course

Cr

Semester 2

Course

Cr

CHM 115

GENERAL CHEMISTRY 

4

ENGR 132

TRANS IDEAS TO INNOV II

2

ENGR 131

TRANS IDEAS TO INNOV I

2

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome OC)2  

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome WC)1  

3

MA 166

PL ANAL GEO CALC II

4

MA 165

PL ANAL GEO CALC I

4

PHYS 172

MODERN MECHANICS

4

 

 

 

SCI SEL

FYE SCIENCE SELECTIVE

3

 

Total

13

 

Total

16

 

Semester 3

Course

Cr

Semester 4

Course

Cr

ECE 201

LINEAR CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I

3

CGT 163

GRAPH COM & SPAT ANLY6

2

ECE 207

ELEC MEAS TECH LAB3

1

THTR 263

INTRO TO SOUND STUDIOS7  

3

MA 261

MULTIVARIATE CALCULUS

4

MA 262

LIN ALG AND DIF EQU8

4

ME 270

BASIC MECHANICS I4

3

ME 200

THERMODYNAMICS9

3

PHYS 241

ELECTRICITY & OPTICS5

3

ME 274

BASIC MECHANICS II10

3

 

Total

14

 

Total

15

 

Semester 5

Course

Cr

Semester 6

Course

Cr

CE 340

HYDRAULICS11

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (elective)15

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (selective)12

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome BSS)16

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome H)13

3

GEN ED

GEN ED17

3

IDE 301

PROF. PREP. IN IDE SEMINAR

1

IDE 360

MDE STATISTICS18

3

NUCL 273 

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS14

3

ME 413 

NOISE CONTROL19(design elective)

3

THTR 

THEATRE CLASS7

3

THTR

THEATRE CLASS7

1

 

Total

16

 

Total

16

 

Semester 7

Course

Cr

Semester 8

Course

Cr

AREA 

AREA CLASS20

3

AREA

AREA CLASS20

3

AREA

AREA CLASS20

2

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (selective)12

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (selective)12

4

GEN ED 

GEN ED (300 level or non intro)17

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome STS)21

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (300 level or non intro)17

3

IDE 483

MDE ENGR ANALYSIS/DECISION22

1

IDE 485

MDE ENGR DESIGN PROJ23

3

IDE 484

MDE DESIGN METHODOLOGY

1

 

 

 

IDE 487

MDE SENIOR DEVELOPMENT

1

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

15


1Written Communication University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/students/s-initiatives/curriculum/courses.html

2Oral Communication University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/students/s-initiatives/curriculum/courses.html

3hands on (not computer) engineering lab; other options include 1 credit engineering lab class ( AAE 20401, AAE 33301, CE 343 etc.)1 credit from a 2 credit engineering lab class (BME 306, NUCL 205, etc.); 1 credit from a 3  credit engineering class that includes a lab (ABE 305, CE 231, IE 386, MSE 235, etc); 1 credit from a 4 credit engineering class that includes a lab (ME 309, CE 203, CHE 377, ECE 270 etc.).  Consult academic advisor for list of engineering lab courses. 

4other options include CE 297, AAE 203

5sophomore science selective.  Other options include PHYS 272 or BIOL 110, 203, 221, 230 231 or CHM 116, 255, 257, 261, 321, 333 or EAPS 104, 105, 109, 111, 112, 113, 116, 117, 120, 138, 171 (May not be the same course used as FYE Science Selective.)

6other options include CGT 164, 110; THTR 254, 554.

77 credits total of THTR are required for this concentration.  Options include THTR 163, 253, 263, 353, 363, 368, 553, 563, 569, 597 or DANC 368

8other option MA 265 + MA 266

9other options include ABE 201, 210, CHE 211, MSE 260

10other option CE 298

11other options include AAE 333, ME 309, CHE 377

12options include ECE 202, 255, 270, 301, 305, 321, 325, 362      

13Humanities University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/students/s-initiatives/curriculum/courses.html

14other “materials course” options include MSE 230, AAE 204, ABE 305, CE 231, CE 331, CHE 330, ME 323 (CODO from ME only)

15engineering electives are chosen based on a student’s educational objectives.  Consider using towards ECE minor.  Consult with academic advisor.

16Behavorial/Social Sciences University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/students/s-initiatives/curriculum/courses.html

17General education courses can be taken from the College of Liberal Arts, the Krannert School of Management, and/or the Honors College provided such courses are not focused primarily on engineering, technology, the natural sciences, or mathematics. Consult with academic advisor for acceptable general education courses.

18other options include IE 230, IE 330, STAT 350, STAT 511

19other option ECE 40020

20Area classes are chosen based on a student’s educational objectives.  These may be chosen to complete minors. Consult with academic advisor.

21Science Technology and Society University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/students/s-initiatives/curriculum/courses.html  If EPCS is used to satisfy this outcome, 3 credits of EPCS must be taken.

22other option IE 343

23other options include EPCS 411 + 412, THTR 597.  Consult with Academic advisor.

Additional Requirements

A course listed on the Concentration Guideline is not a guarantee that the course will be accessible/made available to a student.  Lack of availability could be due to any number of circumstances beyond the control of either student or program.  

Engineering credits: A minimum 45 credits at 200+ level, of which at least 18 credits are at 300+ level and 6 credits of the 18 must be at 400+ level. Maximum number of credits in any engineering discipline is 24.   It is the student’s responsibility to see that all prerequisites are met for selected courses.

30 credits must be Math and Basic Science (MA, BIOL, CHM, PHYS, EAPS, SLHS are some examples)

32 credits at 300+ level (any courses) must be taken at Purdue West Lafayette.

3 credits of “hands-on” (not computer lab) required.  2 credits must be engineering (See footnote 5).  The third credit may be engineering on non-engineering. A non-engineering lab credit would be included in an AREA class.  Some examples are BIOL, CHM, or PHYS lab classes ORTHTR and AD classes that include a studio component.  Consult academic advisor for details. 


Last Updated: April 19, 2019