The interdisciplinary engineering degree program offers students an opportunity to design a program of study in conjunction with a faculty advisor to address specializations that cross disciplinary or departmental lines or involve drawing together a unique combination of courses to meet particular career goals. Each individual program must include the College requirements, an engineering track, a specialization sequence and program electives, and must also meet tests of coherence and relevance. A minimum of 132 credits is required for graduation. Some recent interdisciplinary or innovative concentrations include environmental science and music technology. Students should note that interdisciplinary engineering is not an ABET-accredited program.
Students must apply and be accepted into the interdisciplinary engineering program. Applications for this program are available in the Undergraduate Programs Office, ERB 107. Students must meet with a faculty advisor before applying. Students may apply to the program during the first semester of their sophomore year, but no later than the first semester of their junior year. Applications must include a preliminary program proposal that lists the elective and specialization courses, as well as a statement of rationale and goals related to the proposed program. Applications are reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee.