M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering

Engineer solutions for an ever-changing world

In our Master of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE) program, you will get technical expertise in computational engineering and artificial intelligence—the future of engineering and problem solving.

This two-year program teaches you to use modern approaches and design principles to develop systems or devices that gather, interpret, and use data. You can work in the microscopic sensors that make our devices, homes, and vehicles “smart.” Go into advanced health diagnostics and tissue engineering. Master the massive systems that analyze the flood of data around us and drive decision making. And much more.

You will study at IU Bloomington—a top research university located in a multicultural small city—and will graduate ready for a Ph.D. program or a variety of high-demand careers.

Learn about career preparation

Choose a track

Select one of the following six tracks, or choose a general major of intelligent systems.

Choose a paradigm

Our paradigms give you four different pathways through our 30 credit hour program, depending on your goals.

  • Coursework: All coursework
  • Internship: Coursework and up to 6 credits of internships, designed for students interested in getting industry experience
  • Project: Coursework and a 6 credit capstone project, perfect if you have a big idea you want to explore
  • Research: Coursework and 6 to 9 credits of research, ideal for future Ph.D. students

International students

Many students and faculty in ISE and throughout Indiana University come from other countries. The university, our department, and the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering offer many types of support for you and a global community that we hope you will join.

Review your degree requirements

Degree requirements for the M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering are listed in the SICE academic bulletin. To review your specific requirements, choose the bulletin that represents the year you started, or plan to start, your program.

2018–19 bulletin


For guidance and assistance, talk with your faculty advisor or contact the Intelligent Systems Engineering Graduate Studies Office at isegrad@indiana.edu. We recommend that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester to plan your courses for the next semester.