Engineering Dual Degree Program

Two universities. Two degrees. One program.

This unique, five-year program allows you to earn two degrees: one from Butler and one in Engineering from neighboring Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis.

Graduating STEM majors with liberal arts training.

Important Program Update

As the Indiana University and Purdue University partnership in IUPUI approaches its end on June 30, 2024, it is necessary to redefine Butler’s partnership with Purdue Engineering programs. Butler is already working with Purdue-Indianapolis to create exciting new opportunities that will benefit both students and the central Indiana economy.

All students currently enrolled in the Engineering Dual Degree Program, including those starting the program in fall 2023, will be able to complete their degrees on schedule and without interruption. Please direct any questions to Dr. Amber Russell, Program Director, at

The unique structure of the Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP) addresses these needs and prepares you for career paths in industrial engineering, research, and more. In EDDP, students graduate in five years with:

  1. An ABET-approved degree in engineering from the Purdue School of Engineering at Indianapolis, Butler’s program partner
  2. A full major and degree in one or more of the natural sciences, mathematics, economics, statistics, art +design or music from Butler University
  3. A strong liberal educational background from Butler’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Strengths of EDDP Partnership

Two neighboring universities (five miles apart) support the EDDP. With its strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences, Butler complements the programs of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis. As an EDDP student, you can participate in faculty-mentored research on both campuses, and can access career services through both schools, as well as Purdue University at West Lafayette.

Rolls Royce


Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Walt Disney, and Raytheon are just a few of top companies where EDDP students have gained invaluable “real world” experience in their required, normally paid, internships. Many complete two or three internships, in the United States and abroad.

student using a screwdriver on a car

Motorsports Engineering

The only program of its kind in the nation, our BS in Motorsports Engineering offers hands-on experience in designing, analyzing, and building for motorsports and auto-related industries.

“The ability to go to a small liberal arts university, but graduate with an engineering degree from a prestigious engineering university like Purdue was a win-win situation for me. Butler is the perfect combination of small-school advantages (professors, research, and class sizes) with the big-school feel of our athletics and location in Indianapolis.”
—Justin Rice ’21

Justin Rice