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Physics/Engineering Dual Degree Program

If you're considering a physics major at UIndy but also have an interest in engineering, consider the opportunity to earn degrees in both fields through the Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP). The EDDP is a cooperative partnership between the University of Indianapolis and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis (IUPUI) that allows you to complete the requirements for two distinct undergraduate degrees in five years.

This program allows you to enjoy the benefits of small, specialized physics classes and personalized attention at UIndy with a top-ranked engineering school. All engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).

Physics & engineering dual degree combinations

Physics majors in the EDDP program must choose an engineering major. The following degree combinations are possible:

UIndy majorPurdue at IUPUI major
Physics     Bio-medical engineering, computer engineering
electrical engineering or mechanical engineering

Dual enrollment

If you are accepted into the EDDP, you will be dual-enrolled at both institutions starting your freshman year, unlike traditional 3–2 programs in which students are enrolled at one university full time for three years and subsequently transfer to the other. While you will take courses at UIndy during your freshman year, you may enroll in courses at both institutions during your second through fifth years of study. Students commonly take courses at both institutions during a single semester due to course availability; however, you are not required to do so.

Program advantages

  • Access to all opportunities that each campus offers, including academic courses, extracurricular programs, academic advising, career services and student support services
  • Innovative and active learning in lab-based, project-based programs from day one
  • Opportunities for student-faculty research at UIndy
  • Advantage of registering for courses at both institutions during the regular open registration period
  • Classes are taught by a large pool of highly qualified professors from both schools
  • Students have the option of playing sports at UIndy while completing the program

Financial aid

UIndy acts as your home institution all five years; therefore, you would pay UIndy tuition and receive your financial aid packages from UIndy.

Admission requirements

For consideration into the Engineering Dual Degree Program, students must complete the University of Indianapolis undergraduate application, and do not need to apply to IUPUI. Students must also meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • SAT scores of 550 on the math section and 480 on the critical reading section (or equivalent ACT scores)
  • Completion of a college preparatory curriculum (Core 40) including chemistry and four years of math courses (including pre-calculus)
  • Students interested in the mechanical engineering program must have earned a C or better in all freshman courses, with a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students interested in the biomedical engineering program must have earned a C- or better in all freshman courses, with a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation between schools.

Curriculum Guides

Listed below is the general education curriculum guide listing your class options and requirements to fulfill UIndy's general education requirements, along with separate curriculum guides for each combination of majors available in the EDDP. You'll need to look at both the general education guide and the guide for your chosen major combination to get a complete picture of what classes you'll need to take for degree completion at UIndy and Purdue at IUPUI.

University of Indianapolis General Education curriculum guide
Physics/Bio-Medical Engineering curriculum guide
Physics/Computer Engineering curriculum guide
Physics/Electrical Engineering curriculum guide
Physics/Mechanical Engineering curriculum guide