Expand your abilities at UIndy
The R.B. Annis School of Engineering is home to the rapidly growing Engineering programs at the University of Indianapolis, located just 10 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. To address the region’s increasing demand for skilled engineers and STEM-related professionals, we now offer seven specialized areas of study in the exciting and fast-growing fields in engineering. UIndy is one of a few schools in the region to offer these unique and innovative programs, which will provide you with authentic design opportunities through our multidisciplinary DesignSpine experience, invigorated by a strong general education core that develops well-rounded professionals.
The curriculum emphasizes project-oriented courses integrated with hands-on experiences, blending engineering with a liberal arts background. Students who study a broader variety of subjects develop valuable communication skills such as business and technical writing as well as public speaking and presentation readiness. This unique educational experience encourages students to immerse themselves in the engineering world by challenging themselves to think bigger, imagine greater, and continuously work to improve their skills and expand their knowledge.
The DesignSpine curriculum emphasizes project-based learning (PBL) with practical, hands-on experience and collaboration on real-world projects. PBL combines academic content with advanced skill development such as collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. PBL increases retention of material through in-depth coursework and projects related to in-field experiences, providing students with the opportunity to build a strong knowledge in engineering through exploration.
As a student in UIndy’s Engineering program, you will:
● Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and find new ways to tackle complex challenges;
● Learn how to break down complex issues to their simplest form to evaluate, synthesize, observe, and reflect as an intellectual guide to action;
● Learn how to solve problems through modeling, data analytics, strategic thinking, and risk assessment, which play significant roles in decision-making; and
● Learn how engineering projects have ethical implications on society and why engineers must consider issues like environmental impact and lean production methods.