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The School of Engineering and Technology is unique in offering programs in both engineering and engineering technology. What is the difference between the two areas? Engineering students learn the principles and theories needed to plan, design, and create new products and are more likely to use broad analytical skills in achieving engineering solutions. Technology students learn technical methods and practices to become experts who apply technology to solve industrial problems.

Undergraduate Engineering Degree Programs

Programs for full-time students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in engineering are presented in this section. The admission requirements, curricula, graduation requirements, and course descriptions of each program listed are those that were in effect at the time of printing and may subsequently change. Students are encouraged to obtain the latest course and curriculum information from their academic advisors.

The following undergraduate engineering degree programs are available in the School of Engineering and Technology:

Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum
All undergraduate engineering curricula in this bulletin are presented as four-year programs. Well-qualified students with excellent high school preparation should be able to complete all requirements in four years or less. Students with gaps in their high school preparation or those who participate in the Cooperative Education Program may require more time to complete their degrees. Other students may adjust their semester credit loads to maintain employment or for other reasons. Programs can be tailored for part-time and evening students, as classes are scheduled for both day and evening. Part-time and evening students are urged to consult their advisors to avoid future scheduling problems.

It is important for students to recognize that some flexibility is provided in each of the curricula to allow for individual differences in backgrounds and academic goals. It is students' responsibility to consult with an academic advisor to design a program to fit personal needs.

Creative accomplishment in an engineer's career often derives from an education that stresses major ideas and fundamental concepts of engineering rather than specific technologies. Engineering curricula provide wide experience in mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences as well as in social sciences and the humanities. In this way a student obtains both thorough training in engineering and a well-rounded education. Such an approach provides the best preparation for an engineer who must envision and develop the technologies of the future and deal with scientific advances.

Engineers are responsible for translating the ever-expanding reservoir of scientific knowledge into systems, devices, and products and for further expanding knowledge. To meet these responsibilities, those who are learning to be engineers must not only master the ideas of others but must also originate new ideas. Moreover, although engineers deal extensively with facts and scientific fundamentals as a matter of course, they cannot rely on these alone. Engineers inevitably face decisions that cannot be made only on the basis of technical skills, but that require a broad understanding of human values and behavior as developed by studies in the social sciences and humanities. They must also be able to accommodate situations where judgment and wisdom, combined with scientific knowledge or technical skills, can provide a solution.

Minor in Business for Engineering Students
Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the School of Engineering and Technology have established a minor in business for engineering students. To qualify for the minor, students must meet course prerequisites and entrance requirements. In certain cases, substitutions are permitted for some requirements. Please consult with a Kelley School of Business academic advisor for more information: (317) 274-2147. Application deadlines are March 1 for the summer and fall semesters, and October 1 for the spring semester. Applications are available in the undergraduate office, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Business/SPEA Building 3024.

Freshman Engineering Program
Director of Freshman Engineering: N. Lamm
Senior Lecturer: P. Orono
Lecturer: P. Gee
Lecturer: N. Lamm

All qualified students interested in pursuing an engineering degree at IUPUI are admitted to the Freshman Engineering Program. This includes second-degree and transfer students as well as beginning students.

While in this program, beginning students complete the basic sequence of courses common to engineering majors. These courses include calculus I and II, chemistry and physics for science and engineering majors, English composition, and public speaking. Freshman Engineering courses include ENGR 12500 First Year Seminar for Engineering Majors, ENGR 19600 Introduction to Engineering (for all majors except atificial intelligence), ENGR 19700 Introduction to Programming Concepts (for all majors except artificial intelligence, electrical engineering and computer engineering), ENGR 29500 Transition to Engineering Profession, and ENGR 29700 Computer Tools for Engineering. The Freshman Engineering Program provides students with an opportunity to explore the various engineering disciplines before making a commitment to a specific curriculum.

Transfer and second-degree students remain in Freshman Engineering until the evaluation of their transfer credits is completed.

Technology Degree Programs

The School of Engineering and Technology offers a variety of technology programs at the bachelor’s degree level and two at the associate level. Programs for full-time students pursuing these technology degrees are presented in this section. Although the school sets the normal length of time needed to complete each degree program, the required time may vary for individual students. For example, well-qualified students with excellent high school preparation may complete a program in less than the length of time indicated. Other students who decide to combine cooperative (co-op) education or internships with their course work may take more time to complete all degree requirements. Students may adjust their course loads for job or personal reasons, and plans of study can be tailored to meet the needs of part-time and evening students. Needing to study over a longer time should be no obstacle to completing the program successfully.

Associate of Science
The Associate of Science degrees offered in the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI are awarded upon successful completion of the degree requirements.

The following associate degree programs are offered by the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI:
  • Healthcare Engineering Technology Management (Department of Engineering Technology)
  • Interior Design (Department of Engineering Technology)

Bachelor of Science
The School offers Bachelor of Science degrees in eleven diverse technology areas including applied engineering, interior design, computer and graphics technologies, music technology, music therapy, organizational leadership, and technical communication.  These degrees combine theory and application within a discipline, along with a general education core.  In this way, a student obtains both thorough training in technology and a well-rounded education.

The following technology bachelor’s degree programs are available to qualified students:

Transfer students must meet all departmental requirements.

For more specific information, see the advisors in the respective departments.