How EPICS Credits Count

The following departments have formally approved how EPICS credit can be used on your plan of study. Click here to see Course Descriptions for the EPICS Courses.

College of Agriculture

NRES (Natural Resources and Environmental Science)

Counts as a capstone experience

College of Engineering

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

AAE students may use EPICS courses taken at any level (freshman through senior) to fulfill a technical elective. Students wishing to use EPICS as a major/minor elective must get permission from the AAE school. This will be approved for appropriate projects. This cannot be used to satisfy Senior Design requirements in AAE.

Agricultural Engineering

EPICS participation counts as an engineering technical elective or free elective for Agricultural Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering

EPICS participation can count toward technical elective credit for BME, ALL EPICS (EPCS) courses, including those at the 100- and 200- level, up to a maximum of three (3) credits can be used on the Technical Elective Plan of Study.

Chemical Engineering

Technical Elective-if all three credits are from EPICS

Civil Engineering

EPICS participation can count toward technical elective credit for CE. All EPICS (EPCS) courses, including those at the 100- and 200-level, up to a maximum of three (3) credits can be used on the Technical Elective Plan of Study. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

EE Students - Three credits total of either of EPCS 411 (1 credit hour) and/or EPCS 412 (2 credit hours) can be used to satisfy the BSEE senior design requirement if the credits are certified as ECE credit by the project's ECE faculty advisor or the EPICS directors. It is your responsibility to discuss this requirement with your project advisor at the beginning of the semester and direct your efforts accordingly. Six credits can be used as ECE electives. If EPICS is not used as senior design it can count for 2 lab credits.

BSCmpE - Three credits total of either of EPCS 411 (1 credit hour) and/or EPCS 412 (2 credit hours) can be used to satisfy the BSCmpE senior design requirement. Three credits of EPCS 301, 302, 401 and/or 402 can be used as a CmpE elective. Six credits can be used as ECE electives.

Example BSEE and BSCmpE Plans of Study (EPICS Intensive)

Environmental and Ecological Engineering

EPICS participation can count toward EEE Selective, Technical Elective, and/or Senior Design requirements, although under any scenario a maximum of 6 total credits of EPCS (and/or GEP) may be counted toward the EEE degree as Selective, TE, or Senior Design.  EEE Selective: 3 credit sequence required; Project must be EEE related and the courses must be taken in consecutive semesters, be dedicated to the same project, and registration must be at the 200+ level.  TE: 1-3 credits allowed; Registration for these credits can be at the 100+ level, and do not necessarily have to be EEE focused.  Senior Design:  Students may take 3 credits of EPCS for Senior Design requirements.  See EEE advisor for confirmation of plans.

First Year Engineering

Second semester students in Freshman Engineering can take EPCS 101 for one credit.

Industrial Engineering

All EPICS courses, including those the 100- to 200- level, up to a maximum of three credits can be used towards satisfying technical elective requirements.

Mechanical Engineering

ME Students - Junior or Senior EPICS participation can be used to satisfy up to 6 credits of technical electives in the BSME degree. Up to 3 credits of Freshman and Sophomore EPICS participation can be used as a free elective in the BSME degree.

College of Science

Any EPICS participation for either 1 or 2 credits may be used to meet the Science Core Teaming and Collaboration requirement. Students may also use three-credit-hours of EPICS at the 300 and 400-level to meet the Multidisciplinary Science requirement.

Multidisciplinary requirement is expected to be completed at the 300 or 400 level.

Computer Sciences

  • EPICS Senior participation for at least 3 credits might be approved as meeting a CS track requirement, see your advisor for the approval process and whether the EPICS Design section is required.
  • Any EPICS participation not being used for other requirements counts as free electives toward graduation.  For queries contact: Vicki Gilbert (vgilbert@cs.purdue.edu).

College of Technology

Aviation Technology

Free elective for Professional Flight, Aeronautical Engineering Technology and Aviation Management.

Building Construction Management

EPICS credit can be used as a Technical Elective or a Free Elective on the old plan of study.  No free electives on the new plan of study.

Computer Graphics Technology

EPICS credit can be used as a Technical Elective or a Free Elective.

Computer and Information Technology

Information Systems and Technology concentration (IST) : Up to 3 credit hours total can be used to satisfy one of the following three requirements:

  1. Up to 3 credit hours can be used as a CIT IS Selective (upon faculty approval)

Network Engineering Technology concentration (IST) : Up to 3 credits of EPICS participation can be used to satisfy Information Systems Selective (upon faculty approval),

  1. IS/NET (upon faculty approval) .

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Old EET Plan of Study, 3 Credit hours of EPICS can be used as a free elective

New EET Plan of Study, 3 credit hours of EPICS can be used as a Technical Selective and 3 credit hours of EPICS can be used as a Free Elective.

Industrial Technology

EPICS can count as a free elective for IT, ID and ITID (Dual) only not Tech Ed.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

EPICS can be used as the Technical Selective and as the beyond the classroom component for MET.

Organizational Leadership and Supervision

EPICS can count as a free elective, a technical elective and as the experiential requirement.

Health and Human Sciences

EPICS will meet the specialization requirements for Individual and Family Studies and Youth, Adult, and Family Services, or can be used as an elective for any of the majors including Early Childhood Education, Selling and Sales Management, Retail Management, Financial Planning or Apparel Design and Technology.

Liberal Arts

LA students participating in the EPICS program at Purdue may use three credits of their EPICS Program experience to fulfill the Social Ethics requirement of the CLA Core. The Honors Option is available for students in CLA. 

School of Management

1) Industrial Management or 2) Management can use 3 credits of EPICS courses to count toward a Professional Elective. Some EPICS courses are on the Entrepreneurship Certificate too!

 

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

EPICS counts toward the Certificate in Entrepreneurship offered through the Burton D. Morgan center for Entrepreneurship (click here for details). The different EPICS course numbers count as follows:

  • The Option requirement can be satisfied with 3 credits of EPCS at the 100, 200, or 300 level. 
  • The Capstone requirement can be satisfied with 3 credits of EPCS at the 400 level.

 

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