IPFW – ENGINEERING

UNDERGRADUATE

ENGINEERING PROGRAMS

You may pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IPFW, and in either program you can choose to minor in mathematics or physics.

The university also offers dual undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering + Electrical Engineering and in Physics + Electrical Engineering.

Computer Engineering

The computer engineering discipline covers the design and application of computer systems. Those who work as computer engineers have a technical background in both hardware (equipment) and software (programs).

Electrical Engineering

Now the largest branch of engineering, the electrical engineering discipline focuses on the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers design, develop, and operate systems that generate and use electricity.

The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering offers bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and mechanical engineering. Students in both engineering majors can benefit from the content and flexibility of the curricula and also be able to obtain a minor in mathematics and/or a minor in physics.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers design, construct, manage, and improve the built environment that is all around us. IPFW offers a four-year civil engineering undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

The program is designed to give students a broad exposure to all areas of engineering; to develop a sound understanding of the science that underlies civil engineering; and to foster students’ creativity and professional skills through design and project work.

Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional educational experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broad technical discipline, covering the design, development, analysis, control and testing of machines for converting energy from one form to another to perform useful work. IPFW offers a four-year mechanical engineering undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Areas of specialization include engineering mechanics (solid mechanics, machine dynamics and mechanical design), energy systems (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer), manufacturing (materials selection and materials processing), and computer-aided engineering (solid modeling and finite element analysis).

Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional educational experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.

All engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

The Department of Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology (CEIT) offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology (CPET)

The department also offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology as well as a minor in Electronics and several different certificates in the electrical computer fields.

Electrical Engineering Technology

The Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology department offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in electrical engineering technology. This degree provides technical preparation with an emphasis on laboratory and problem-solving skills which will help you prepare for employment in all areas of electronics, including microprocessor-based systems, digital and analog communications, digital and analog control, electrical power, microwave systems, and industrial control and automation. Many of the department’s more than 1,000 alumni hold technical and managerial positions nationwide.

Computer Engineering Technology

The Computer Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program prepares students for careers as professionals in many areas involving computer systems and electronics. Some of these are hardware and software support and design for industrial networking, Internet and networking control, computer systems, instrumentation, and other emerging technical areas. Program graduates have titles such as embedded software technologist, computer support specialist, networking support specialist, automation engineer, applications engineer, telecommunications engineer, network support technical/engineer, and network administrator.

Information Technology

The B.S. in Information Technology focuses on the usage and application of current technical concepts and practices, and the identification and analysis of user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. Students will have an understanding of best practices, standards and applications of information technologies, and have the awareness to assist in the creation of an effective project plan to help meet the needs of organizations, enterprise, or society.

The main objective of the IT program is to prepare graduates who are seeking careers in designing, developing, programming, and implementing information technology based systems, with an emphasis on network and communication systems (voice, data, and video), mobile and telecommunications systems, computer system & application management and administration, Web application development, computer system securities, enterprise application, information integration, and other emerging areas in the IT field that meet organizational, enterprise, and societal needs.

The curriculum includes enterprise IT infrastructure, communications and networking, and IT Project Integration. Technical electives and the IT senior project I and II enable the program to be tailored to the specialization needs of students. Graduates will possess a combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to support an organization’s information technology infrastructure as well as the people who use it.

The Department of Manufacturing & Construction Engineering Technology (MCET) offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Engineering Technology (CNET), Industrial Engineering Technology (IET), and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET). All programs in this department are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Construction Engineering Technology

CNET graduates are employed in all areas of the building industry, including construction, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, land surveying, and state, county, and city governments. It provides you with problem-solving skills, hands-on competency, and required state-of-the-art technical knowledge. Alumni of the department are employed in all areas of the building industry, including construction, architecture, civil engineering, land surveying, and state, county, and city governments.

Concentrations provide opportunities to prepare yourself for work in a specific segment of the construction industry. You may choose options in architectural engineering technology, civil engineering technology, or construction engineering technology.

Industrial Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineering Technology graduates work in the automotive, heavy truck, plastics, defense, and medical products industries. They fill process engineering, product development, product testing, manufacturing engineering, and management roles. The program helps you prepare for jobs involving statistical process control and industrial experimentation. The program provides recognition of focused study in the techniques of maintaining and improving quality of manufacturing processes.

The Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) IET broadens your abilities in communication and interpersonal relations, and your knowledge of science, economics, and technical subjects. IET courses teach practical engineering principles through the use of lectures, textbook problems, and laboratory experiments.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates work in the automotive, heavy truck, plastics, defense, and medical products industries. They fill process engineering, product development, product testing, manufacturing engineering, and management roles.

The Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) MET program broadens your abilities in communication and interpersonal relations, and your knowledge of science, economics, and technical subjects. MET courses teach practical engineering principles through the use of lectures, textbook problems, and laboratory experiments.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS score

The SAT test is not required for admission purposes.

GRADUATE

IPFW offers Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. You may also pursue a Master of Science in Technology.

Computer Engineering

The computer engineering discipline covers the design and application of computer systems. Those who work as computer engineers have a technical background in both hardware (equipment) and software (programs).

Electrical Engineering

Now the largest branch of engineering, the electrical engineering discipline focuses on the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers design, develop, and operate systems that generate and use electricity.

Systems Engineering

The systems engineering discipline focuses on designing and managing, and maintaining complex engineering systems to solve real-life problems.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering focuses on designing, constructing, managing, and improving the built environment that is all around us. The program will expose you to all areas of engineering, help you understand the underlying science behind civil engineering, and foster both your creativity and professional skills.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broad technical discipline, covering the design, development, analysis, control and testing of machines for converting energy from one form to another to perform useful work.

Master of Science in Technology

IPFW offers Master of Science in Technology (MST) degrees in two technology tracks: Industrial Technology/Manufacturing and Information Technology/Advanced Computer Applications.

This degree program will help you to gain the knowledge necessary to function effectively in modern, global, technical environments in the areas of information technology, industry and manufacturing, and service-related industries. The coursework will prepare you to accept increasing responsibility in industrial and business positions. It is designed for students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Currently, there are two technology tracks available to choose:

Industrial Technology/Manufacturing: Develop advanced leadership skills needed by technical managers, supervisors, and related positions in world-class industries. Widen your career potential with project management skills for organizing resources, implementing systems, increasing productivity, reducing waste and improving product quality.

Information Technology/Advanced Computer Applications: Provide the education experiences and technical leaderships in the areas of enterprise IT architecture, IT security, mobile computing and networking, human computer interaction, and strategic technology management. Learn and apply the principles of system methodologies including analysis, design, creation, and management to contemporary problems that involve advanced computer applications and information technologies.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • TOEFL (77 or higher overall and the following minimum test section scores: reading, 19; listening, 14; speaking, 18; and writing, 18) or 6.5 IELTS or 58 PTE
  • GRE is not required.