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Lighting Engineering

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 II

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

MA 261

MULTIVARIATE CALCULUS

4

AREA

AREA CLASS(selective)6

3

ME 200

THERMODYNAMICS3

3

CGT 163

GRAPH COM & SPAT ANLY7

2

ME 270

BASIC MECHANICS I4

3

ECE 201

LIN CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I

3

PHYS 241 

ELECTRICITY & OPTICS5

3

ECE 207

ELEC MEAS TECH LAB8

1

THTR 162

INTRO LIGHTING DES & TECH

2

MA 262

LIN ALG AND DIF EQU9

4

 

 

 

ME 274

BASIC MECHANICS II10

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

16

 

Semester 5

Course

Cr

Semester 6

Course

Cr

ECE 255

INTR ELEC ANLY&DES (design)

3

CE 340

HYDRAULICS13 

3

ECE 208

ELECTRON DEV & DES LAB8

1

ENGR

ENGR CLASS(selective)14

3

ECE 202

LINEAR CIRCUIT & ANLY II

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome BSS)15

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome H)11

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (300 level or non intro)16

3

IDE 301

PROF PREP IN IDE SEMINAR

1

IDE 360

MDE STATISTICS17

3

NUCL 273

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS12

3

 

 

 

 

Total

14

 

Total

15

 

Semester 7

Course

Cr

Semester 8

Course

Cr

AREA 

AREA CLASS(selective)6

3

AREA

AREA CLASS(selective)6

4

ENGR

ENGR CLASS(elective)18 

3

AREA

AREA CLASS(selective)6

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome STS)19

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS(elective)18

3

GEN ED

GEN ED16

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (300 level or non intro)16

3

IDE 483

MDE ENGR ANALYSIS/DECISION20

1

IDE 485

MDE ENGR DESIGN PROJ21

3

IDE 484

MDE DESIGN METHODOLOGY

1

 

 

 

IDE 487

MDE SENIOR DEVELOPMENT

1

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

16


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

3other options include ABE 201, 210, CHE 211, MSE 260

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.)

6Choose from the following: THTR 15001, THTR 15003, THTR 362, THTR 562, THTR 368, THTR 568, CE 311, CE 413, CE 513 consult with academic advisor for other courses.

7other options include CGT 164, 110, THTR 254, 554.

8hands 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. 

9other option MA 265 + MA 266

10other option CE 298

11Humanities University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

12other “materials course” options include MSE 230, AAE 204, ABE 305, CE 231, CE 331, CHE 330, ME 323 (CODO from ME only)

13other options include AAE 333, ME 309, CHE 377

14Choose an engineering class from the following: ECE 270, ECE 301, ECE 311, ECE 412, ECE 414

15Behavioral/Social Sciences University foundational outcome. Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

16General education courses can be taken from the College of Liberal Arts, the Krannert School of Management, the Honors College, etc.  provided such courses are not focused primarily on engineering, technology, the natural sciences, or mathematics. Consult with academic advisor for acceptable general education courses.

17other options include IE 230, STAT 350, STAT 511

18 Engineering electives are chosen based on a student’s educational objectives.  Consult with academic advisor.

19Science Technology and Society University foundational outcome. Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.htmlIf EPCS is used to satisfy this outcome, 3 credits of EPCS must be taken.

20other option IE 343

21other options include EPCS 411 + 412. 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 6).  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 or THTR and AD classes that include a studio component. Consult academic advisor for details. 


Last Updated: April 19, 2019