University of Southern Indiana
Engineering student


USI to offer two new engineering degrees Fall 2016
A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering were approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and will be available to students beginning Fall 2016. USI’s manufacturing engineering program will be the only of its kind in Indiana and one of around 20 offered in the United States. The program will prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the field, including private industry, consulting or governmental agencies. (read more)

A flexible, well-rounded program of study

The degree programs offered through the Department of Engineering include a foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and communications upon which the technical education is built. To complement the student's area of technical specialization, the curricula contain technical writing, public speaking, social science, and humanities. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Industrial Supervision program includes business and management courses to prepare graduates for supervisory positions.

Co-op Experience
A cooperative education program is available for interested students. The co-op experience is designed to assist the student in developing an understanding of human relationships and in learning to work with others as a member of an engineering team. Individual growth is enhanced by the realization that, in addition to demonstrating theoretical knowledge, one is also learning to become an integral part of the working community and developing an awareness of the interrelationship between the academic and professional worlds.

On the job and at the University, the co-op student obtains first-hand knowledge of professional practices, expectancies, and opportunities. At the same time, the student is offered a realistic test of career interest and aptitude. Participation in this program enables the student to make a more intelligent selection of a position after graduation.


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