The Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP) is a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis. Through this unique five-year undergraduate program, students can earn two degrees: a degree in engineering from Purdue University along with a degree from Butler University in one or more of the following disciplines: sciences; mathematics; music; art + design; economics; statistics or science, technology, and society (STS). Application for the EDDP is through Butler University, as well as student enrollment and residence for the duration of the program.
Why Study Engineering at Butler?
- The EDDP provides a student with the opportunity for a diverse, creative, professional, technical, and liberal educational experience occurring through two quality, neighboring universities.
- Students have access to engineering degrees that are ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited and Butler University majors that rest upon a strong tradition of professional and liberal education.
- Our curriculum is integrated throughout the entire program. Most engineering courses are taught at Butler for the first three years of the program with courses taken at both campuses (a five-mile commute) during the last two years.
- Students receive individualized academic support and regularly graduate with their two degrees in five-years.
- Career services are available to EDDP students through Butler University, the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis, and Purdue University at West Lafayette.
- One internship is required, which is typically completed during the summer; however, many students complete more than one or compliment their internship with a research experience.
- Diverse educational experiences that lead to a wide range of career opportunities with a highly successful placement rate for graduates.
Students select a major from both institutions:
Major options at Butler University:
- Art + Design
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Computer Science
- Environmental Studies
- Science, Technology, and Society
Major options at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Energy Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Motorsports Engineering
The Engineering Dual Degree Program leads to a degree in engineering from Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis (biomedical, computer, electrical, energy, mechanical or motorsports engineering) along with a degree from Butler University (art + design, astronomy & astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, statistics, environmental studies, mathematics, music, physics, and science, technology & society (STS).
The Engineering Dual Degree Program is an integrated five-year curriculum that incorporates 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. It is not a 3-2 program where students are expected to transfer after three years to an engineering school to complete their studies.
The dual degree program is five years with residence and enrollment at Butler University during the program.
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 Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis, a short drive from the Butler campus.
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 15 minute drive from the Butler campus.
Parking at and transportation between Butler University and Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis is supported.
Job placement/career services at Butler University, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis and Purdue University at West Lafayette are available to EDDP students.
Yes, it is encouraged for EDDP students to study abroad. Although it is possible, there may be a restriction on when and where students can study abroad due to the structure of the program. Because of this, it is essential to discuss study abroad options early with advisors.
Yes. An internship experience is an important part of the curriculum. Most internships are paid, but all count for invaluable “real world” experience that have 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. However, a co-op or research experience may fulfill the internship requirement, depending on what the student plans to do post-graduation from the EDDP. Usually a co-op will add a year to the total education time, but this is typically a discussion between the student and employer first, then a discussion between the student and advisors.
Butler offers two non-binding admission programs for fall admission. To be considered for certain programs and scholarships, you must follow the established timelines and important dates, which are noted in detail below:
Admission Program Applications Postmarked By
- Early Action—November 1
- Regular Decision—February 1
Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. For more information, contact your admission counselor at 888-940-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wondering which counselor works with students from your area? Use our counselor search to find out! Butler accepts the Common App.