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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

First Year Engineering

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First-Year Engineering

  • Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The First-year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. All engineering students at Purdue University Fort Wayne must complete the first-year engineering requirements before entering the engineering program of their choice. This core curriculum includes courses in math, chemistry, physics, computer programming and communication skills, as well as an introductory to engineering design course. The freshman program coordinators, the engineering faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting engineering students with their first-year experience.

Recommended courses to be taken in the first year:

First semester:

  • MA 16500
  • CHM 11500
  • ENGR 12700
  • ENGL 13100 or General Education B5/B6

Total number of credits: 15

Second semester:

  • MA 1660
  • PHYS 15200
  • ENGR 12800
  • ME 16000 - only applies to students pursuing the Bachelor of Degree in Mechanical Engineering at a later time
  • COM 11400 or General education B5/B6

Total number of credits: 16 or 18.


Students also have the option to take COM 11400 in the first semester and take ENGL 13100 in the second semester.


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