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Interdisciplinary Programs (IDEAS)
Through IDEAS: Interdisciplinary Engineering & Applied Science, undergraduates propose their own curricula, or use approved curricula, to create specialized Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degrees.
To participate, engineering students (in consultation with an independent-study advisor and appropriate faculty members) propose unique combinations of courses designed to meet their career objectives.
- IDEAS curricula are not specifically accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, but do satisfy the national general engineering accreditation criteria
- A student’s independent-study advisor need not also be the student’s academic advisor
- Duke rules for credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Placement apply
Submit a Proposal
Students must submit proposals to the Engineering Faculty Council, through the Office of the Engineering Dean, for approval.
A proposal may be submitted as early as the second semester of the first year, but must be submitted before the senior year
Previous IDEAS Topics
- Biochemical Engineering
- Energy Conversion
- Engineering Mechanics
- Materials Science
- Ocean Engineering
- Pollution Control
- Systems and Controls
- Urban Engineering