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Learn to plan, design, innovate, and problem-solve in the civil, industrial, and mechanical engineering space, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Indiana State.

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Why Earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Indiana State?

Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that applies scientific principles and mathematical methods to design, create, and improve structures, systems, and products, with a focus on solving practical problems and advancing technology. Today’s engineers know how to address real-world challenges in areas like infrastructure, healthcare, and energy, while enjoying diverse career opportunities and competitive salaries. 

Tailor Your Degree to Meet Your Goals

Indiana State’s Engineering program offers you a solid foundation in engineering principles plus the opportunity for concentrated study based on your interests and career goals.

As an engineering major, you will complete our engineering core as well as mathematics and science coursework. You will tailor your degree by selecting a concentration in civil, industrial, or mechanical engineering.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

The Applied Engineering and Technology Management Department offers small class sizes, allowing for individual attention.

The Engineering BSE is a multidisciplinary program, which means you will benefit from courses taught by professors with a diversity of thought, expertise, and experience in the field. Most hold doctoral degrees. All are dedicated to your success.

Enrich Your Learning with Resources and Opportunities

Your coursework will be centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories featuring the latest equipment and supplies.

In addition to your coursework, you may participate in activities and organizations that enable you to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. These include the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC); the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology).

What You’ll Learn in the Engineering Program

The Engineering BSE Program provides the knowledge, experience, and technical problem-solving skills necessary for a successful career in engineering. Throughout the program, you will explore current engineering application and design considerations, with an emphasis on research, testing, design, and analysis.

The BSE coursework offers you a solid foundation in engineering principles plus the opportunity for concentrated study in one of the following areas: civil engineering, industrial engineering, or mechanical engineering.


Engineering Concentrations

The Civil Engineering concentration covers the aspects of structural analysis of concrete design, wastewater and drinking water system design, hydrology, and transportation engineering.

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The Industrial Engineering concentration focuses on reliability, maintainability, operations, and production planning.

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The Mechanical Engineering concentration focuses on machinery dynamics, engineering design and management, heat transfer, and finite elemental analysis.

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Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

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Career Possibilities for Engineering Majors

Career paths for engineering graduates are diverse and will depend on the concentration completed. The overall job market for professional engineers is very strong, with many graduates finding employment at engineering firms, government offices, and manufacturing facilities.    

Maximize Your Experience at Indiana State

Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET