A student who wishes to enter a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Engineering must apply for regular admission and must hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a closely related area. A student without a baccalaureate degree in engineering may be considered if the equivalent of studies required for a baccalaureate at Purdue has been completed.

Unconditional Admission:

The student’s undergraduate grade point average must meet or exceed 3.0 (B equivalent) on a 4.0 scale.

Conditional Admission:

An applicant with an undergraduate grade point average less than 3.0/4.0 may be granted conditional admission.

Require GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better for the first 12 credits of graduate work

In some cases an applicant may be advised or required to complete prerequisites or additional courses to fill deficiencies in academic background.

Post-Baccalaureate Studies:

All qualified engineering students are welcome to take engineering courses for career development or to work toward a degree or the certificate in Engineering Project Management.

Precaution: Admission as a temporary (post-baccalaureate) student does not in any way imply that later admission will be granted for regular status to work towards a degree. It is not admission on trial in lieu of conditional admission because of scholastic deficiencies. A student expecting to work toward a degree in the engineering graduate program should use this admission procedure only to avoid delay in starting the program. The student should submit a separate application for regular admission during the first session of graduate study. Not more than 12 semester hours of courses (with grade of B or better) taken as a post-baccalaureate registrant may be applied to an advanced degree, and then only if approved by the student’s advisory committee. This 12-credit limit includes all pre-admission course work, whether taken through Purdue Calumet or other schools.

Certificate in Engineering Project Management

A certificate in engineering project management can be earned by completing 12 credit hours. More information can be found on our Certificate in Engineering Project Management information page.