University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

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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.


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Named a College of Distinction


Recipient of 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

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A Look at UIndy Engineering

The need for qualified Engineering graduates will be even more critical as the business world continues to evolve into global, borderless markets. That’s why UIndy’s Engineering faculty are dedicated to educating students with both core and highly specialized courses, providing them with the skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom. Our project-based learning and DesignSpine methods are a unique combination, working together to expand students’ abilities through hands-on, real-life experience and providing them with the knowledge necessary to pursue a rewarding career.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Looking for a job in Silicon Valley is extremely difficult, but my UIndy experience helped me stand out. In this field, your GPA doesn’t matter as much as real experience.”

    • Hussain Alhassan 18
      Computer Science
  • “The challenge to develop engineering solutions with a focus on entrepreneurship helped me learn to consider business implications and connect my major with sales and marketing sectors.”

    • Payton Staman ’20
      Mechanical Engineering
  • “My biggest takeaway from the annual business pitch competition is that entrepreneurship is not some intimidating venture you have to embark on alone. It’s a step-by-step process that you do with a team around you.”

    • Marko Tasic ’21
      Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mathematics minor
  • “I like the community aspect in the School of Engineering; people are willing to help in any way they can. I feel like I’m part of a family, and you can come out of your shell at your own pace.”

    • Mel Moore ’21
      Software Engineering