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SICE announces M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering

2017-09-26
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The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering announced the establishment of a Master of Science degree in Intelligent Systems Engineering.

The M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering will provide students the opportunity to more deeply explore one of six overlapping areas, including bioengineering, computer engineering, cyber-physical systems engineering, environmental engineering, molecular and nanoscale engineering, and neuroengineering. Students may also choose to concentrate in intelligent systems engineering.

Additionally, students will focus on one of four paradigms to focus their study, depending on their area of interest. The paradigms include coursework, internship, project, and research.

Using the existing strengths of the IU Bloomington campus in science and technology, informatics and computing, biology, chemistry, physics, psychological and brain sciences, environmental science, health, and other fields, students will learn to incorporate modern information technology approaches and design principles to develop systems or devices that best create a synergy between hardware, software, and the physical world.

The degree received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in September.

“We’re very excited to offer a Master’s in Intelligent Systems Engineering,” said Raj Acharya, the dean of SICE. “Intelligent Systems Engineering has been focused since its establishment on the future of engineering, and our pioneering, interdisciplinary program will help students build the expertise needed to make an immediate impact in a fast-growing field.”

The M.S. in ISE will offer two different options enabling students to complete their degree in as little as two semesters. The accelerated pathway will allow students to use 12 credits of graduate-level courses in both their bachelor’s and master’s plan of study toward their degree, while the traditional master’s will require 30 credit hours.

“Intelligent Systems Engineering is the engineering of tomorrow,” said Geoffrey Fox, interim associate dean for Intelligent Systems Engineering and the chair of the department. “Our students will have the opportunity to solve important problems that are facing us in so many areas, and our master’s degree will help them develop the skills needed to make a difference.”

The Master’s in Intelligent Systems Engineering degree will be offered at the start of Spring 2018 semester. Visit the M.S. in ISE website to learn more. 

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