College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
EDDP

Program Overview

  1. The dual degree programs lead to a degree in engineering from Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis (mechanical, electrical, computer, or biomedical engineering) along with a degree from Butler University with a major in Mathematics, Computer Science, Science Technology and Society, Economics or one of the Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).

  2. The 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 EDDP 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.

  3. The Engineering Programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the (ABET) Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347.7700.

  4. The dual degree programs are five years with residence and enrollment at Butler University during the programs.  Students normally graduate on time - within 5 years.

  5. An internship experience is an important part of the curriculum. Most internships are paid, but all count for invaluable "real world" experience that has proven to be very valuable upon entering the work force. Interns work in industry or research laboratories locally, in their hometowns, and across the country.  There are also internship opportunities overseas with international partners.

  6. The courses in mathematics, sciences, humanities, social sciences, fine arts and introductory engineering are taught at Butler University.  Engineering faculty come to the Butler campus to teach introductory engineering classes during the first three years of the program.  Advanced level engineering courses are taught at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis, a short drive from the Butler campus.

  7. All courses are normally taught at the Butler campus during the first three years.  During  the last two years of the program, courses are taken at Butler University and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis.  The engineering school is about a 10 min. drive from the Butler campus.

  8. Parking at and transportation between sites* is supported. *Butler University and Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis

  9. Job placement/career services at Butler University, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis, and Purdue University at West Lafayette will be available to dual degree students.