The Engineering Dual Degree Program
(EDDP) results from the partnership between the two
well-established programs at Butler University and the Purdue
School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis. The EDDP
allows students to study at Butler University which is known for
its quality science, humanities, social science, fine arts, and
professional programs and also have access to ABET accredited
engineering programs at the Purdue School of Engineering and
Technology at Indianapolis.
Completion of this program results in a degrees from both
institutions - two degrees thus a dual degree program.
The Butler University engineering dual degree
program is not a 3-2 program where students are expected to
transfer after three years to an engineering school to complete
their studies. The engineering dual degree program has a
curriculum that integrates engineering, science, mathematics,
computer science, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts
courses and allows residence and enrollment at Butler
University for the duration of the program. Engineering
courses are taught on the Butler University campus during the
first three years of the program.
New Engineering Major Options: Energy Engineering and
These two new majors have been approved as options for current
and new students in the EDDP effective January 2012.
Energy engineers discover valuable renewable energy sources that
free us from dependency on quickly-depleting materials. They reduce
greenhouse gas emissions that are hazardous to humans and the
environment. And they eliminate waste by making our world more
This broad field of engineering deals with energy efficiency,
energy services, facility management, environmental compliance and
alternative energy technologies. Energy engineers creatively apply
their knowledge of science (physics and chemistry), engineering
(electrical and mechanical) and economics to confront the global
challenges of energy supply and demand.
This program combines courses from chemistry, mechanical
engineering, physics and electrical engineering to create a strong
knowledge base essential to success in this industry. Students also
have the opportunity to take courses concentrating on critical
energy issues such as green building, hybrid and electric
transportation, fuel cells and bio fuels, and energy systems such
as wind, solar and nuclear.
This program, which aims to prepare graduates for careers in the
motorsports industry, as well as automotive-related companies, will
focus on teaching fundamentals of engineering and will include
hands-on projects that involve designing, analyzing, and building
of actual systems.