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Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

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Interdisciplinary Engineering Master’s Degree Program Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s flexible engineering master’s degree program empowers you to choose your own path by electing courses in one or several engineering disciplines. We offer courses in computer, electrical, mechanical, civil, metallurgical and industrial engineering. You can apply for teaching and research assistantships that help build your knowledge, skills and network.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

This interdisciplinary program can be tailored to your interests. You can choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks. All graduate faculty members have Ph.D. degrees from major universities and are active in research.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Master's Degree Program Curriculum

We offer courses in a wide range of subjects, including communications, control systems, digital systems, software engineering, power and energy systems, mathematics, metallurgy, statistics and thermal sciences. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis option.

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Broaden your understanding of engineering with an array of advanced courses

Interdisciplinary Engineering Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ME 56300 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • ECE 50900 – Advanced Electric Drives

Deepen your expertise with advanced projects and coursework.

Interdisciplinary Engineering Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ME 59700 – Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects
  • ECE 57400 – Software Engineering Methodology

Interdisciplinary Engineering Master's Degree Program Highlights

Your master’s journey at PNW will feature indoor and outdoor laboratory experiences, faculty-supervised research opportunities and small class sizes that promote close relationships with your instructors.

You’ll also enjoy opportunities to present thesis work at national and international research conferences, as well as publish peer-reviewed research papers with faculty. You’ll also be able to offset your tuition/fees with graduate teaching assistantships.

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Interdisciplinary Engineering Master's Degree Program Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Use skills and tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze data
  • Design systems or processes within realistic constraints
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Understand the impact of engineering in economic, environmental and societal contexts

Interdisciplinary Engineering Master’s Degree Program Career Paths

An interdisciplinary engineering degree from PNW prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:

  • Software Developer
  • Systems Software Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Machinery Manufacturing

Interdisciplinary Engineering Master’s Degree Program Beyond the Classroom

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in on- and off-campus activities, including:

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Interdisciplinary Engineering Master’s Degree Program Employers

Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:

  • General Motors
  • Ford
  • Northrop Grumman
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Earn a Master's Degree in Education in Interdisciplinary Engineering at PNW

Whether you just completed your undergraduate studies or are looking to take the next step to advance your career, Purdue University Northwest’s interdisciplinary engineering master’s degree program increases your skills in several engineering disciplines.

Our graduate studies staff is ready to help you take the next step! Contact us at (219) 989-2257 or to see how PNW’s flexible programs can meet your needs.

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