Engineering Management & Leadership Concentration Requirements

Use this worksheet to help determine your Engineering Management & Leadership course of study and to ensure that you meet the concentration requirements within the total 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 ENML concentration will add more requirements to the base degree bringing the total required credit hours needed up to 33 credit hours (21 credit hours from Purdue and 12 credit hours of transfer credits from IU); all requirements are to be met within 33 total hours.

  • 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 business courses at IU. At this time, your academic advisor will assist in being formally admitted to IU for this purpose.
  • Upon successful completion of the business courses (B- or better grades), a Certificate in Business Management is awarded by IU. 
  • The courses will be transferred to your Purdue engineering degree. 

Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total from Systems Design & Development area (9 hours)
_____ total Business Management courses (12 hours)
_____ total other engineering courses (9 hours)
_____ total other elective courses (3 hours)

_____ total credit hours (33 hours)

Note: At least 18 hours must be graduate level, engineering courses taken at Purdue University. A maximum of 15 credit hours can be taken in select non-engineering** courses; business courses*** taken at IU count towards the maximum 15 credit hours and are considered transfer courses. IU management courses must be completed within two years (ex. Fall 2022-Summer 2024).

Required Area:  Systems Design and Development (choose 3; 9 hours)

AAE 550 - Multidisciplinary Design Optimization AAE 55200 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Structures and Materials AAE 56000 - System of Systems Modeling and Analysis
AAE 56400 - Systems Analysis and Synthesis AAE 59000 - System Safety and Reliability ECE 58000 - Optimization Methods for Systems and Control
ECE 61016 - Power Electronic Converters and Systems ECE 63300 - Modeling & Simulation of Power System Components ECE 67000 - Modeling & Optimization of High Performance Interconnects
IE 53000 - Quality Control IE 53200 - Reliability IE 53300 - Industrial Applications of Statistics
IE 54500 - Engineering Economic Analysis IE 54600 - Economic Decisions in Engineering IE 55800 - Safety Engineering
IE 56600 - Production Management Control IE 57000 - Manufacturing Process Engineering IE 57700 - Human Factors in Engineering
IE 57900 - Design & Control of Production & Manufacturing Systems IE 58000 - Systems Simulation IE 59000 - Applied Ergonomics
IE 59000 - Manufacturing Economics IE 59000 - Production Management Control IE 59000 - Material Flow Systems Planning
IE 59000 - Power Systems & Smart Grid ME 51800 - Analysis of Thermal Systems ME 55300 - Product and Process Design
ME 55700 - Design for Manufacturability  (requires 3 on-campus, Saturday labs) ME 57100 - Reliability-Based Design MSE 59700 - Lean Manufacturing
SYS 50000 - Perspectives on Systems SYS 51000 -  Tools and Methodologies for Designing Systems SYS 53000 - Practical Systems Thinking

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Required Business Courses from IU***:  Business Management  (12 hours)

  • BUKD-C521 - Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making 
  • BUKD-C570 - Strategic Marketing Management 
  • BUKD-C580 - Operations Management 
  • BUKD-C560 - Strategic Management and Business Planning 
    or BUKD-C562 - Developing Strategic Capability

Note: BUKD-C521, BUKD-C570, BUKD-C580 must be taken prior to BUKD-C560 or BUKD-C562. IU Academic Calendar

Required (9 hours): Other Engineering*Courses

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Elective Courses (3 hours): Other engineering* and/or non-engineering** courses

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Total: 33 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. Only the specific non-engineering courses listed within the courses by school list are acceptable on an engineering plan of study.

***IU business courses are considered transfer courses. Upon completion, you will notify your academic advisor and submit an official transcript to the Purdue Graduate School,, as required for degree completion.

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.