Welcome to the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Below, you will find some important information and resources for new students.
At IUPUI, there are two different types of admission: Dual/Direct admission and University College admission.
Dual/Direct students are admitted to both University College and the School of Engineering and Technology. These students meet with the New Student Advising and Career Services Office in ET 101 to plan for success and work toward graduation and your future career.
University College is the academic home and advising resource for many students as they prepare for admission to a degree-granting school. While in University College, students take introductory-level coursework to fulfill the requirements needed to be moved into the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. University College students have specialized academic advisors and career consultants available to help you plan for academic success and support you as you work toward transitioning into our school.
Admissions for Music Technology and Music Therapy:
Students interested in Music Technology or Music Therapy will need to submit an application and audition for admission. For more information, please visit HERE.
New Student Advising:
Our office provides information, guidance, and advice for all freshman students until they fulfill their freshman requirements or specific requirements set by the degree-granting department. Once you have met the requirements and/or have been accepted into your program, advising will be done by the specific department you are earning your degree from.
Freshman Engineering and Technology Courses
There is a common first year curriculum for freshman engineering at IUPUI consisting of a solid core of basic courses in the physical and mathematical sciences. Students are admitted to the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, or to the Department of Biomedical Engineering when the freshman curriculum has been completed. In addition to other required courses, these courses are available:
- ENGR 12500 – First Year Seminar for Engineering Majors
- ENGR 19600 – Introduction to Engineering
- ENGR 19700 – Introduction to Computer Programming
- ENGR 29700 – Computer Tools for Engineering
Learning Communities: What is a Learning Community?
A Learning Community or LC is a group of 3-5 classes connected by a theme in which students enroll together. LC faculty work together to coordinate their classes so that what students are learning in one class relates to another. As LC students take the group of classes together, students quickly make new friends, form study groups, get to know faculty and staff and learn how to get the most from their college experience. LCs include exciting opportunities to learn both in and outside of the classroom.
- TECH 10200 – First Year Seminar for Technology Majors
Orientation is just the beginning of your future at IUPUI. All IUPUI students are required to attend orientation as they transition into the University. For more information on the orientation process, including how to register and how to prepare, visit http://orientation.iupui.edu
Applications for Upper Level Classes
Some programs require that students submit an application to take upper level classes once they have completed all of their first year requirements. Those programs are listed below with a link to their application and a description of the requirements needed to submit an application. Applications should be submitted via the method listed below.
Students should complete:
- ENGR 12500
- ENGR 19600
- ENGR 19700
- ENGR 29700
- BIOL-K 101 or CHEM-C 106
- CHEM-C 125
- PHYS 15200
- MATH 16500
- MATH 16600
- MATH 17100
all with a grade of C or better to complete their first year requirements. Applications should be submitted the spring or fall semester prior to the semester they hope to begin their upper level BME courses. Applications must be submitted by April 1 for the spring semester and October 1 for the fall semester. Applications should be submitted to the BME Department.
Submit a brief application* form, also available from the Student Services Office (ET 101). This application should be submitted to your Academic Advisor (electronically or to ET 101) in the semester prior to enrolling in ME 20000 or EEN 22000. For Fall semester review, deadline is Oct 1st. For Spring semester review, deadline is Feb 15th. Pass their freshman prerequisite classes: ENGR 19500, 19600, 19700; PHYS 15200; CHEM-C 105; ENG-W 131; COMM-R 110 with grades of C- or higher, and MATH 16500, 16600, 17100 with grades of C or higher and an overall GPA in these courses of 2.0 or higher.
Submit a brief application* form, also available from the Student Services Office (ET 101). This application should be submitted to your Academic Advisor (electronically or to ET 101) in the semester prior to enrolling in ME 20000 or ME 27000. For Fall semester review, deadline is Oct 1st. For Spring semester review, deadline is Feb 15th. Pass their freshman prerequisite classes: ENGR 19500, 19600, 19700; PHYS 15200; CHEM-C 105; ENG-W 131; COMM-R 110 with grades of C- or higher, and MATH 16500, 16600, 17100 with grades of C or higher and an overall GPA in these courses of 2.0 or higher.
Beginning Fall 2015 onwards, students pursuing the Motorsports Engineering undergraduate degree program will need to submit an application in April of their second semester in order to enroll in 3rd semester courses (as listed on the Fall 2013 Plan of study).
Guidelines for an acceptable application:
2.50 or higher overall cumulative GPA based on first year core engineering courses (listed below):
- ENGR 195
- CHEM C105
- MATH 16500
- Math 16600
- PHYS 15200
- Math 17100
- MSTE 27200
- MSTE 29700
- MSTE 29800 (for students admitted Fall 2013 through Spring 2017)
- MSTE 31200 (not required for Dual ME/MSTE students)
**Students wishing to apply to the Motorsports Engineering undergraduate degree program will need to either a) have completed all courses listed above or b) be currently enrolled in the courses listed above at the time of application. In the event that one or two core courses listed above have not been completed and/or are not currently enrolled in at the time of submitting the application, these applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Acceptance of applications begins March 1. Application deadline is April 1. Review of applications will be after second semester grades have been received. Please send complete application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule an Appointment
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