College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Engineering/Physics Degree

The Dual Degree Engineering Program results from a partnership between two institutions (Butler University and Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology @ Indianapolis) known for their quality programs in science and engineering. Completion of this program will yield a degree from Butler University in one of the natural sciences or mathematics and a degree from Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology @ Indianapolis in mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering. This partnership will allow students to study in a small, private university environment with faculty dedicated to undergraduate education and also have access to ABET accredited programs in mechanical or electrical engineering which are normally found in larger, public institutions.

A Summary of Program Features

  • The dual degree program leads to a degree in engineering from Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis (mechanical or electrical) and a physics degree from Butler University. Additional curriculum information is available in the Engineering Dual Degree Program pages.
  • The electrical and mechanical engineering programs are ABET accredited.
  • The dual degree programs are five years with residence at Butler University during the programs.
  • Two paid summer internships are part of the programs.
  • The courses in mathematics, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and fine arts are taught at Butler University while the engineering courses are taught through Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis. Engineering courses taken during the first three years will be taught at Butler.
  • All courses will be taught at Butler during the first three years. Most engineering electives will be taken the last two years at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis.
  • Transportation provided between sites (Butler and Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis).
  • 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.

View a sample curriculum schedule for a Physics and Mechanical Engineering major.

View a sample curriculum schedule for a Physics and Electrical Engineering major.

View a sample curriculum schedule for a Physics and Computer Engineering major.