Jun 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Engineering

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Embark on a transformative academic journey rooted in faith with our Christian-based Interdisciplinary Engineering degree at Lipscomb University. This unique program integrates engineering principles, with a strong Christian worldview, fostering a holistic approach to problem-solving in various fields like education, business, social work, and so many more. Graduates emerge not only as adept problem solvers but also as compassionate leaders within their chosen fields.


Our interdisciplinary foundation empowers individuals to bridge the gap between engineering and a non-engineering discipline of their choice. Alongside a faculty advisor, students curate their engineering experience as well as their desired field of concentration. 


While our Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical programs are ABET accredited and equip students to become licensed professional engineers, this program is aimed at roles that do not require licensure. It is instead tailored for those who seek to apply engineering principles in a broader context.  Graduates will have a foundation in critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving that coupled with studies in concentrations such as business, healthcare, law, education or the arts prepare them for roles in construction management, medicine, dentistry, business, STEM education, or advanced technologies.  Embrace a faith-driven education that equips you to make a lasting impact as a leader and innovator.

Gen Ed

All University general education requirements must be fulfilled. Work diligently with your IE advisor to ensure that you have fulfilled all requirements.  Refer to the general education section for university requirements.

Interdisciplinary Math Core

A total of 13 credit hours in college level math. 

Required Course:

  • MA 1314, Calculus I   

The remaining 9 credit hours are satisfied by any college level math course MA 2000 or above, excluding MA 2053, Survey of Calculus. Students wanting to take engineering core courses in CS, CE, ME or ECE should be aware that “C or better” in Calculus I is an additional requirement.

13 hours of MA 1314 or higher is required.  Remaining hours must be approved by the faculty advisor.  The remaining courses can include Elementary Statistics, Theory of Stats, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, Calculus 2 or courses above Calculus 2.  

Interdisciplinary Engineering : Basic Science Core

Required unique 12 hours of science courses with at least one having a lab.  

1) Astronomy, Biology, Environmental and Sustainable Science, Chemistry, LUMS or Physics

Under the guidance of your IE advisor, you have the option to take 8 of the 12 Basic Science hours in Engineering Core as unique courses. Students that want to take CE, EECE or ME courses must take PH2414.

Engineering Core

Students must take 14 unique hours from 2000 level or above from ENGR, EECE, ME, CE, CS, SENG, IT, SEC:  All courses must be approved by faculty advisor.  In addition to 2000 level courses, students may take EECE 1423 and CS 1213 for credit in their Engineering Core requirement.

Engineering and Computing Electives

9 hours shall be completed with a 3000 level or above from CE, ENGR, EECE, ME, CS, SENG, IT, SEC.  All courses shall be approved by the IE faculty advisor.


Culminating experience that incorporates engineering expertise and their approved concentrations as defined by faculty advisor for the capstone course. These courses must be taken in the same academic year.

Program Concentration

21 credit hours are required for the program concentration. Courses are designed to be taken outside of the RBJCOE as a cohesive concentration curated alongside the IE faculty advisor to meet the career goals of the student. This could include classes in Business, Entertainment, Law, Medicine, etc. All courses are to be approved by the faculty

General University Electives

10 hours of General University Electives are required for degree completion.

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