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Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies

The Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program is for students who want an engineering education but do not plan to practice engineering. Develop your own individual plan of study or select one of these established concentrations:

  • Technical Communications Engineering Studies
  • Engineering Mathematics Studies
  • Visual Design Engineering Studies
  • Pre-Chiropractic Engineering Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Engineering Studies
  • Pre-Medical Engineering Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Engineering Studies
  • Pre-Law Engineering Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine Engineering Studies
  • Supervisory Engineering Studies
  • Theatre Engineering Studies

Students must complete the requirements of the First-Year Engineering Program and take additional engineering courses, but may also take several courses from other schools at Purdue. Students will graduate with either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and may advance to graduate school or pursue a career in industry.

Features of these undergraduate programs include:

  • Flexible plan of study that can be tailored to include its own title and selection of courses
  • Limited enrollment (fewer than 100 total students), so the program remains counseling-intensive
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree

Questions? Contact us by email at or by phone at (765) 494-7422. You may also make an appointment with the MDE/IDE Advisor, by clicking: Chris Pekny