The Interdisciplinary Engineering Degrees (MSE or MS) require 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours in engineering and 18 hours from Purdue. Courses can count in either or both categories and most are 3 credit hours. You may add a concentration to your degree but a concentration is not required. If chosen, the concentration requirements must be met in addition to the regular degree requirements. A concentration is chosen on the e-POS form and shows on the transcript, not the diploma.
The CS concentration changes the basic degree requirements to 15 hours of Purdue engineering courses and 12 hours of Purdue Computer Science courses. The remaining 3 hours can be either CS, engineering, math, or statistics
The list of 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.
Degree requirements checklist:
_____ CS requirements (12 hours; see below)
_____ total number of engineering courses * (15 hours)
_____ total number of Purdue courses ( 30 hours)
* 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.
Engineering Courses (15 hours):
CS core courses: (12 hours, choose from at least 3 different areas):
- Algorithms: CS 58000
- Databases: CS 54100, CS 54200
- Data Mining: CS 57300, CS 54700, CS 57800
- Distributed Systems: CS 50500
- Geometric Modeling, Visualization, & Graphics: CS 53000, CS 53500**
- Numerical Computing: CS 51500
- Parallel & Distributed Computing: CS 52500
- Security: CS 52600, CS 55500
- Simulation & Modeling / Software Engineering: CS 54300
- Systems I / Compilers & Programming Languages: CS 50200
- Systems II / Networks & Operating Systems: CS 50300, CS 53600
** must be taught by CS professor
Other Graduate Courses (3 hours)
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.