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Earning a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in interdisciplinary engineering allows students to develop unique skill sets and specialize in areas that may not be provided in a traditional department degree program. Such specializations may be driven by emerging technical fields or by a student’s desire to have an immersive interdisciplinary experience. Multidisciplinary students graduate with a specific set of skills resulting from a unique program of study.

The B.S. in interdisciplinary engineering is comprised of 66 credit hours of standard components and 62 credit hours of interdisciplinary specialization. The 66 standard credits include:

  • common first-year engineering courses
  • engineering ethics
  • an English/communication course
  • two semesters of senior capstone design
  • three additional math courses beyond first-year courses (from an approved list)
  • 18 credits of undergraduate core curriculum.

The 62 remaining credits of specialization may either be determined through a pre-approved program of study or through a student-led design with approval from the ITDE Advisory Committee.

All students interested in pursuing a B.S. in interdisciplinary engineering must consult with Dr. Timothy Jacobs, interim department head of multidisciplinary engineering, prior to applying to the program. Students who are interested in changing their major to ITDE must not have completed more than 70 percent of their current program of study. 

Student-Designed Program of Study



Timothy Jacobs

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Department Head, Multidisciplinary Engineering
Timothy Jacobs

Doug Beck

  • Assistant Director, Advising Services
  • Interim Undergraduate Advisor - Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering
Doug Beck