Engineering (BSE)


The University offers a bachelor of science in engineering (BSE) that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter globally competitive engineering careers.

The BSE Program includes a required core of engineering courses as well as coursework in science and mathematics.  In addition, the program requires completion of one of three concentrations that enable students to tailor the program to meet careers goals.

  • The Civil Engineering Concentration covers the aspects of structural analysis of concrete design, wastewater and drinking water system design, hydrology, and transportation engineering.
  • The Industrial Engineering Concentration focuses on reliability, maintainability, operations, and production planning.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Concentration focuses on machinery dynamics, engineering design and management, heat transfer, and finite elemental analysis.

Current engineering application and design considerations are explored with emphasis on experiential learning opportunities engaging students in research, testing, design, and analysis. Students also develop essential knowledge, skills, and abilities assuring a comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and disciplines.

Graduates of the program possess the hands-on experience and technical problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in engineering careers.

The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention. Coursework is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which houses more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies.

Required Courses


Graduates of the Engineering Program are prepared for entry-level positions as engineers, technical managers, and supervisors in a variety of settings including engineering firms, government offices, and manufacturing facilities.  Starting salaries average $50,000 – $60,000.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development predicts engineering fields will grow 6.5-15 percent (depending on the type of work) through 2022.  Indiana has a critical need for engineers.

The American Society of Engineering Education is the lead professional society used in developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement to the Engineering Program at Indiana State University.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

College of Technology
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

College of Technology
Indiana State University