Computational Engineering Concentration Requirements

Use this worksheet to help determine your Computational Engineering course of study and to ensure that you meet the concentration requirements within the 30 credit hours required for the IDE (MS or MSE) degree.

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 hours of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses as a base requirement. The computational engineering concentration requirements must be met within these base requirements. Upon admission the Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree program your academic advisor will assist you in applying to Computational Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (CIGP) admissions. 

Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total core CS&E courses (6 hours)
_____ total relevant CS&E courses  (3hours)
_____ total total other elective courses (21 hours)

_____ total credit hours (30 hours)

Note: At least 18 hours must be graduate level, engineering* courses taken at Purdue University.

Required: Core CS&E (choose 2, 6 hours each from a different area):

Introduction to CS&E

  • CS 50100 Introduction to Computational Science (Can be used on plan of study if completed prior to Spring 2022.)

Computational Mathematics

Computational Optimization 

AAE 55000 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ECE 58000 Computational Optimization Methods for Systems & Control IE 53500 Linear Programming
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Required: Relevant CS&E (choose 1; 3 hours):

AAE 50800 Optimization in Aerospace Engineering CE 59700 Digital Photogrammetric Systems IE 58000 Systems Simulation
AAE 51200 Computational Aerodynamics ECE 58000 Optimization Methods for Systems and Control MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications
AAE 53200 Orbit Mechanics ECE 60000 Random Variables and Signals ME 57900 Fourier Methods in Digital Signal Processing
AAE 55000 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ECE 60800 Computational Models and Methods ME 58100 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
AAE 55800 Finite Elements Methods in Aerospace Engineering ECE 63300 Modeling & Simulation of Power System Components ME 60800 Numerical Methods in Heat, Mass, & Momentum Transfer
AAE 59000 Molecular Gas Dynamics ECE 64100 Digital Image Processing II ME 61400 Computational Fluid Dynamics
AAE 62600 Turbulence & Turbulence Modeling IE 53500 Linear Programming STAT 51400 Design of Experiments
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Elective Courses (12 hours): Other engineering* and/or non-engineering courses**    

All Approved Courses
Courses by School

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* 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. Only the specific non-engineering courses listed within the courses by school list are acceptable on an engineering plan of study.

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

Note: This checklist 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.