College of Engineering
Combined B.S.ME/M.S.ME Program
A combined B.S.ME/M.S.ME program is available for outstanding mechanical engineering undergraduate students. This program is anticipated to take approximately five years to complete (with the M.S.ME non-thesis option) and result in receiving both the B.S.ME and M.S.ME degrees.The B.S.ME/M.S.ME program is a mechanism for:
- Providing a seamless transition from the B.S.ME to the M.S.ME program.
- Participating in a directed project in their area of interest.
- Stimulating interest in graduate study and research/academic careers.
- Allowing for special recognition of high levels of academic achievement.
The B.S.ME/M.S.ME program requires students to take 12 hours of graduate coursework toward their B.S.ME professional elective requirement. This same 12 hours likewise count toward the M.S.ME degree.
Interested students typically apply as an "internal ME applicant" in the second half of their junior year after completion of 81 hours of coursework in the undergraduate program with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a GPA of 3.0 has been maintained and grades of "B" or better are received in the first two graduate courses (typically in the seventh semester), the student will be asked to formally apply to the Purdue Graduate School at the beginning of his or her eighth semester of the senior year.