Engineering Management & Leadership Concentration Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Engineering Degree (MSE or MS) requires 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours of Purdue engineering courses.  Almost all Purdue courses are three credit hours.  Adding the ENML concentration will add more requirements to the basic degree.  The total degree will be 33 credit hours, 21 credit hours from Purdue and 12 credit hours from a partner business school.  Of the 21 Purdue engineering credit hours, 9-12 credit hours should be aimed at providing depth within your chosen engineering discipline. In addition 9-12 credit hours of engineering courses emphasizing systems design and development must be taken.  Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex, technical systems over their life cycles. 

Once you've completed at least 9 hours of courses from Purdue and have a cumulative Purdue GPA of 3.0 or better, you can begin the management courses.

The list of Purdue courses offered via distance may be sorted by semester/year or school.  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change and you will need to review it frequently throughout your degree program.  Changes may be made to your POS in the future if they meet the degree and concentration requirements.

  Required (at least 9 hours):  Systems Design and Development

* Engineering courses  are offered by engineering schools and/or taught by engineering faculty such as AAE-Aeronautics & Astronautics, ABE - Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BME-Biomedical Engineering, CE-Civil Engineering, ECE-Electrical & Computer Engineering, EEE - Environmental & Ecological Engineering, IE-Industrial Engineering, ME-Mechanical Engineering, MSE - Materials Engineering, NUCL -Nuclear Engineering, SYS - Systems Engineering.   Examples of non-engineering courses are BIOL - Biological Sciences, CS-Computer Science, GRAD-Graduate studies, MA-Mathematics, STAT-Statistics, etc.

Students will complete 12 credit hours from the nationally ranked Indiana University Kelley School of Business.  Upon successful completion (B- or better grades) a Certificate in Business Management is awarded by IU.  The courses will be transferred to the Purdue engineering degree. 

Kelley School of Business offers a four-term calendar - fall, winter, spring and summer. All IU courses must be completed within 2 years (ex: start of Fall 2019 through to the end of Summer 2021). View the Academic Calendar for IU course availability throughout terms.

Required:  Business Management  

Business Course Details 

  • BUKD-C521 - Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making (Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • BUKD-C570 - Strategic Marketing Management (Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • BUKD-C580 - Operations Management (Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • BUKD-C560 - Strategic Management and Business Planning (Fall, Winter, Spring)
    or BUKD-C562 - Developing Strategic Capability (Winter, Spring, Summer)

Note: BUKD-C521 and BUKD-C580 must be taken prior to BUKD-C560 or BUKD-C562. IU management courses must be completed within two years.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Degree - MSE or MS with ENML
Engr systems Mgmt credits semester
& year
course number course title
=18 hours = 9 hours = 12 hours = 33 hours       Totals

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Note: The plan of study worksheet is an aid to help you understand the program requirements and map out a plan. The actual electronic plan of study ePOS is submitted via myPurdue during the first semester you're registered after admission to a degree program.