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Self-Designed Concentration

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

AREA

AREA CLASS3

3

AREA

AREA CLASS3

3

MA 261

MULTIVARIATE CALCULUS

4

AREA

AREA CLASS3

2

ME 200

THERMODYNAMICS4

3

ECE 201

LIN CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I

3

ME 270 

BASIC MECHANICS I5

3

ECE 207

ELEC MEAS TECH LAB7

1

PHYS 241

ELECTRICITY & OPTICS6

3

MA 262

LIN ALG AND DIF EQU8

4

 

 

 

ME 274

BASIC MECHANICS II9

3

 

Total

16

 

Total

16

 

Semester 5

Course

Cr

Semester 6

Course

Cr

CE 340

HYDRAULICS10

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (elective)11

3

CE 343

HYDRAULICS LAB7

1

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (design elective)14

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (elective)11

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome BSS)15

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome H)12

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 MATERIALS13

3

 

 

 

 

Total

14

 

Total

15

 

Semester 7

Course

Cr

Semester 8

Course

Cr

AREA 

AREA CLASS3

3

AREA

AREA CLASS3

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (elective)11

3

AREA

AREA CLASS3

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (Found Outcome STS)18

3

ENGR

ENGR CLASS (elective)11

3

GEN ED

GEN ED16

3

GEN ED

GEN ED (300 level or non intro)16

3

IDE 483

MDE ENGR ANALYSIS/DECISION19

1

IDE 485

MDE ENGR DESIGN PROJ20

3

IDE 484

MDE DESIGN METHODOLOGY

1

 

 

 

IDE 487

MDE SENIOR DEVELOPMENT

1

 

 

 

 

 

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

3Area classes are chosen based on a student’s educational objectives.  These may be chosen to complete minors. Consult with academic advisor.

4other options include ABE 201, 210, CHE 211, MSE 260

5other options include CE 297, AAE 203

6sophomore 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.)

7hands 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. 

8other option MA 265 + MA 266

9other option CE 298

10other options include AAE 333, ME 309, CHE 377         

11Engineering electives are chosen based on a student’s educational objectives. Consult with academic advisor.  

12Humanities University foundational outcome.  Courses can be found at: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/students/s-initiatives/curriculum/courses.html

13other “materials course” options include MSE 230, AAE 204, ABE 305, CE 231, CE 331, CHE 330, ME 323 (CODO from ME only)

14option must be approved, consult with academic advisor. Some examples are:  ABE 330, ABE 435, AAE 251, CE 456, CE 470, ECE 270, EPCS 300+ level, IE 386, ME 263(CODO from ME only), ME 413, ME 444  

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

16General 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.

17other options include IE 230, IE 330, STAT 350, STAT 511

18Science 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.

19other option IE 343

20other 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