About the Multidisciplinary Engineering Program

The Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Entry into some military jobs, engineering roles or career pathways, may require that you graduate from an ABET accredited program.

Our Mission

Provide a nurturing environment, tailored engineering programs, and unique interdisciplinary experiences for undergraduate students attracted to study at the interfaces of traditional disciplines, and to prepare graduates to become leaders in a rapidly changing and increasingly multidisciplinary engineering profession.


The Multidisciplinary Engineering Program in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University will be recognized as the premier provider of innovative, multidisciplinary undergraduate engineering programs in the world. 

Program Goal 

Our goal is to educate engineering leaders who have: 

  1. Command of the engineering fundamentals including experimental, analytical, computational, and design capabilities in a unique interdisciplinary area of engineering; 
  2. Skill in leadership, communication, interpersonal and other professional attributes; 
  3. Awareness of the scope of the profession and its global opportunities and requirements. 

Program Educational Objectives

To meet this goal, MDE formulated the following Program Educational Objectives: 

I.    Within 3 to 6 years of graduating from the Multidisciplinary Engineering program, graduates are expected to believe that their Multidisciplinary Engineering education was valuable preparation for their careers, regardless of the fields.

II.   Within 3 to 6 years of graduating from the Multidisciplinary Engineering program, graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:

  1. Advance professionally in positions that integrate engineering and other perspectives such as art, education, etc.
  2. Earn an advanced degree or an advanced certification, or become a professional engineer.
  3. Assume leadership roles in technical, community, artistic or other endeavors. 
  4. Become a successful manager, consultant or entrepreneur who is developing global expertise.
  5. Written scholarly article(s), received patent(s), or have a patent pending.

Program Outcomes for Students

The Student Program Outcomes for the Multidisciplinary Engineering programare listed below.  Students are expected to successfully meet the outcomes the day they graduate.  They will demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Last Updated August 14, 2018