Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MS/MSE)
The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) degree puts you in the lead to tailor your educational experience to your individual or company goals and current marketplace demands. The flexibility of our online Interdisciplinary Master's degree enables you to create a customized educational experience like no other. The degree is ideal for professional engineers looking to explore knowledge in a discipline different from their undergraduate studies. The flexible nature of our programs makes it possible for you to take time off from your studies if you need to. The majority of students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance of work, life, and school.
Base Degree Requirements
The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) degree requires 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours of Purdue engineering courses. The degree awarded is either the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or the Master of Science (MS) depending upon your undergraduate degree. The major is Interdisciplinary Engineering.
You may add one concentration to your degree but is not required. If chosen, the concentration requirements must be met in addition to the regular degree requirements. A concentration is chosen on the official electronic Plan of Study (ePOS).
The curriculum offers concentrations in several different disciplines, including the largely popular Systems Engineering, Dual MSE/MS+MBA, and Engineering Management and Leadership concentrations. This is a 30-credit hour program, with the exceptions of the Dual MSE-MBA at 60-credit hours, and Engineering Management and Leadership at 33-credit hours.
You may add one concentration to your degree but is not required. If chosen, the concentration requirements must be met in addition to the regular degree requirements. A concentration is chosen on the electronic plan of study (ePOS) form and shows on the transcript, not the diploma. If chosen, the concentration requirements must be met in addition to the regular degree requirements.
After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will provide you tools to map out a plan of study along with how you will identify a faculty advisor. In addition, we can work with you to define a concentration tailored to align with your specific goals. Every plan varies based on your interest, time, and course load. Most working professionals take one course at a time. For planning purposes, you may click on a concentration listed above to expand the concentration requirements and view the advanced planning schedule for a list of available courses.
Admissions to the Interdisciplinary Engineering Program
You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to "Purdue Online, College of Engineering". More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program's admissions page.