Engineering Program

Engineering Cooperative Program in Engineering with Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology (IUPUI)

Cooperative Adviser: J. Boardman (jboardman@franklincollege.edu)

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Franklin College maintains a cooperative “3+2” program with the Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Students in this program earn a B.A. degree from Franklin College in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. degree from Purdue University in one of three engineering fields, typically in the span of five years. The engineering degrees available through this program are:

  • Computer Engineering (B.S.Cmp.E.)
  • Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

Students will declare a major in Applied Mathematics and follow that degree program as stated in the catalog. Students with a declared enrollment in the 3+2 engineering program will be given priority during registration in subsequent semester(s).

Students following the 3+2 program will be required to make certain selections in their liberal arts core and for major courses currently listed as electives in order to satisfy the engineering requirements at IUPUI. Those choices are as follows:

Computer Engineering

CHE 121 General Chemistry I
CMP 142 Computing II
ECO 115 Principles of Economics*
MAT 181 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics II
PHL 220 Principles of Ethics**
PHY 211 & 203 General Physics I and Lab
PHY 212 & 204 General Physics II and Lab

Electrical Engineering

CHE 121 General Chemistry I
CMP 142 Computing II
ECO 115 Principles of Economics*
PHL 220 Principles of Ethics**
PHY 211 & 203 General Physics I and Lab
PHY 212 & 204 General Physics II and Lab

Mechanical Engineering

CHE 121 General Chemistry I
ECO 115 Principles of Economics*
PHL 220 Principles of Ethics**
PHY 211 & 203 General Physics I and Lab
PHY 212 & 204 General Physics II and Lab

*ECO 115 Principles of Economics satisfies the Social Science exploratory requirement at Franklin College and the economics requirement for the IUPUI Engineering Program.
**PHL 220 Principles of Ethics satisfies the Philosophy & Religion exploratory requirement at Franklin College as well as ECE 401 Ethics at IUPUI.

Note: IUPUI recommends CHE 122 General Chemistry II for each of these engineering programs, but it is not a requirement.

For students intending on pursuing Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering degrees and who are therefore majoring in Applied Mathematics:

  • The courses indicated in the tables above satisfy the “12 additional credit hours” requirement for the major as well as the Laboratory Science exploratory requirement for the liberal arts core.
  • CMP 130 Introduction to Computing and PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship are both waived as requirements for the Applied Mathematics degree for students in the engineering program.
  • INT 261/SNT 489 may be satisfied by an internship in engineering done through IUPUI if the student chooses.

During the sophomore and junior years in the engineering program at Franklin College, students take one course each semester at IUPUI through the Consortium for Urban Education (CUE), also referred to as cross-registration. These courses are limited in seating and need to be requested through the Academic Records Office at Franklin College well in advance. (CUE requests are not processed at the hosting schools until their students have completed registration.) Member schools of the consortium require a student to enroll through their home school (Franklin College) and pay all tuition and fees through the student’s home school. Any other fees and books for the CUE courses are the responsibility of the student. The student will not receive a transcript from the host institution; instead the grade is sent to the Academic Records Office at Franklin College to be recorded on the Franklin College transcript and is entered as a grade; however, the student’s GPA is not impacted since the course was taken off campus. If your request for cross-registration gets denied for any reason, please see Dr. John Boardman immediately because we can usually obtain special permission to enroll our engineering students. All questions regarding CUE/cross registration should be directed to the Associate Registrar in the Academic Records Office.