Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering


Interdisciplinary students are exposed to the fundamentals of science and engineering, while also developing their skills as leaders, systems thinkers, and engineering designers through engineering leadership and business courses as well as a project-based course sequence.  Rather than focusing exclusively on an existing Engineering subfield such as Biomedical, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering, this is a unique interdisciplinary program with broad flexibility and a student-guided focus. The core vision of the program’s design is to provide a customizable degree for students, so they may optimize their opportunities to enter the workforce, including emergent entrepreneurial businesses. The curriculum aims to develop students into engineering leaders who utilize a systems-perspective to collaborate across disciplines and design innovative, human-centered solutions to local, national, and global challenges. It combines a core encompassing math, sciences, business, communication, and engineering courses from all disciplines along with a secondary field that could include traditional existing engineering areas, or focus on grand challenges such as personalized learning, cybersecurity, and water accessibility.

Program Educational Objectives

The curriculum is designed to give students a broad understanding of the fundamentals of science and engineering, and to develop students into engineering leaders who utilize a systems perspective to collaborate across disciplines and design innovative, human-centered solutions to local, national, and global challenges.

As a result, the program educational outcomes of the BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering are to develop graduates who, within three to five years after graduation, will:

  1. Exhibit strong critical thinking, design, and problem-solving skills within the engineering industry, an advanced degree program, or another field where they can apply these skills.
  2. Demonstrate an increasing level of leadership and professional responsibility by using effective communication skills and participating in multidisciplinary collaboration.
  3. Exhibit a commitment to professional ethics, global awareness, and life-long learning.

Student Outcomes:

At the time of graduation, students within the Interdisciplinary Engineering program at FIU will be able to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.      







Interdisciplinary Engineering Curriculum

Common Prerequisites                          32

  • Additional UCC Courses (22)
    SLS 1501First Year Experience1
    ENC 1101English Composition 13
    ENC 1102English Composition 23
    UCC1Humanities 13
    UCC2Humanities 2 (GL)3
    UCC3Arts 13
    UCC4Social Science 13
    UCC5Social Science 23
    UCC7University-wide Elective(GL)3
    UCC8University-wide Elective4
  • Engineering Foundation (23)
    EGS 1006Introduction to Engineering 22
    EGS 2030Ethics and Legal Aspects in Engineering1
    CWR 3201Fluid Mechanics3
    CWR 3201LFluid Mechanics Lab1
    EGN 3311Statics3
    EGN 3321Dynamics3
    EGN 3365Materials in Engineering3
    EEL 3110Circuit Analysis3
    EEL 3110LCircuit Analysis Lab1
    EIN 3235Evaluation of Engineering Data I*3

    *May substitute STA-3033 or STA-3111

  • *Engineering Secondary Field (12)

    *Students must select twelve credits of additional required or elective courses in a degree-granting ABET-accredited program in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) to form a coherent secondary field. At least nine credits must be upper division courses hosted in CEC.

  • Engineering Business and Leadership (12)
    Course NameCourse NameCredits Pre-requisites
    EGN 3613Engineering Economy*3
    EGS 3060Engineering Professional Development for a Global Society3
    EEL 4933Engineering Entrepreneurship3
    EEL 4151Engineering Business Plan Development3EEL Engineering Entrepreneurship
    EEL  4351Economic Decision-Making in Engineering3
    MAN 3022Introduction to Management3
    MAR 3023Introduction to Marketing 3

    *May substitute ENT-4113, EEL-4933, or an alternate course as approved by an advisor.

  • Interdisciplinary Project Experiences (12)
    EGN 3910Human-Centered Design with Systems and Society3
    EGN 4943Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Project I 3
    EGN 4944Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Project II 3
    Engineering Projects Course Elective *

    *EGN 3945, Cooperative Education in Engineering is recommended (credit for co-op, internship, or research internship experiences). Other project courses within the College of Engineering and Computing (list held by SUCCEED) may also fulfill this course requirement.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, in order to complete the admissions process. Requirements include a high school diploma, official SAT/ACT scores, and transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions. Any student seeking admission to the Interdisciplinary Engineering program will be admitted directly by the Admissions Office, if and when all University Admission requirements are met. For more detailed information, visit the Admissions website and check out the IDE course catalog.