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Online Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering

Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MS/MSE) 

Purdue's University's online engineering graduate programs are ranked top three by U.S. News and World Report. The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) degree allows you to tailor your educational experience to meet your professional and academic goals and fulfill current marketplace demands.

Create a customized educational experience like no other with the flexibility of our online Interdisciplinary Master's degree. This degree is ideal for professional engineers looking to explore knowledge in a discipline different from their undergraduate studies. Most of our students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance between work, life, and school  our program also lets you take time off from your studies if you need to. 

Every plan of study varies based on your interest, time, and course load. 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.

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.

Available Concentrations

You may add one concentration to your degree but is not required.  If you choose a concentration, the concentration requirements must be met within the base degree requirements.  You choose a concentration on the official electronic Plan of Study (ePOS). A concentration shows on the transcript, not the diploma.

The curriculum offers concentrations in several different disciplines, including the 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.

For planning purposes, you may click on a concentration listed below to expand the individual concentration requirements.  After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will provide you with the tools to map out a plan of study and define a concentration aligned with your specific goals as well as how to pick a faculty advisor.

Aeronautics and Astronautics Biomedical Engineering
Computational Engineering

Engineering Management and Leadership

 (not compatible with dual MSE/MS+MBA)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Engineering
Integrated Vehicle Systems Engineering Nuclear Engineering
Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Quality Engineering Systems Engineering

Finally, you will fill out the remaining credit hours from your degree and/or concentration of choice by using the advanced planning schedule that details available online courses acceptable for use towards your Purdue plan of study.

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 University, College of Engineering". More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program's admissions page.