Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering

Your smartphone. Your Fitbit. Your networked thermostat. Medical nanobots. Blood biosensors. Hyper-efficient computers. They’re all small, they all represent the future, and they all require engineering.

Our new B.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering is all about going small to make a big impact. The program focuses on engineering systems for the kind of small-scale, networked, and mobile technology that is changing the world.

Learn the essentials and choose a concentration

Our design-centered, intelligent systems–oriented curriculum also includes course work and experience in essential technology approaches like big data, computational modeling, and artificial intelligence.

You’ll choose among concentrations that include Computer Engineering, Cyber-physical Systems, Bioengineering, and Molecular Nanoscale Engineering.

Experiences that prepare you for an in-demand career

You’ll have all kinds of opportunities to get meaningful experience and make your engineering education what you want it to be.

Tackle team projects. Conduct research with a faculty member. Intern for engineering-intensive local employers like NSWC Crane naval base, engine designer and manufacturer Cummins, and pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly—or for employers anywhere in the world. You can even earn another major or minor at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering or at IU schools like the Kelley School of Business or the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

You’ll graduate well prepared to succeed in a popular and growing field. You’ll also be ready for a graduate program in engineering or another discipline, like business or law.


The Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering includes a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work, including:

  • Engineering core courses
  • Engineering electives
  • Engineering concentration courses
  • Required math and science courses
  • General education and distribution requirements, including electives

One course is typically 3–4 credit hours. 

For specific requirements, see the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering undergraduate academic bulletin. Students should pursue the academic requirements of the year that they entered IU Bloomington. The academic requirements outlined in the academic bulletin in effect at the time of your matriculation will remain the same throughout your degree program, assuming you graduate within eight years. Check the list of academic bulletins below to find the version you should use.

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