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Some Illinois Statistics

Students average

6-7

interviews each.

92%

have at least one internship.
Professor Nick Holonyak, Jr. is one of only 13 Americans to have been awarded both the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology. In 2011, he was inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame.

60+

Engineering research centers
Engineering at Illinois is #1 on "The Most-Cited Institutions in Engineering, 1999-2009."

$236

million research expenditures

2,000+

research projects underway

9th

largest study abroad program in the country
Over 400 companies recruit on campus each year. Students who participate in interviews typically receive more than two job offers each.
Undergraduate program ranked

5th

in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

8

multidisciplinary laboratories support engineering research
Base salary for a Bachelor’s degree averages

$66,848

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center is the largest and most technologically advanced U.S. engineering library.
Physics Professor Anthony J. Leggett shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alexei A. Abrikosov and Vitaly L. Ginzburg for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids.

6,786

undergraduate students and

2,975

graduate students (fall 2012)
Alumnus Max Levchin co-founded Paypal, and started an incubator where alumni Russel Simmons and Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp.com. Alumnus Jawed Karim, who also worked at PayPal, founded YouTube.

There are 3 lamps in a room and 3 light switches outside the room. You can only enter the room once. How do you determine which switch goes with which lamp?

Rankings and Salaries

Engineering at Illinois is a top 5 program

  • 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2. Stanford University
  • 3. University of California, Berkeley
  • 4. California Institute of Technology
  • 5. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 5. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 7. Carnegie Mellon University
  • 7. Cornell University
  • 10. Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • 10. University of Texas, Austin

Elite Majors

Undergraduate Program Rankings

  • 8 Aerospace
  • 1 Agricultural
  • 18 Biomedical
  • 1 Civil
  • 5 Computer Engineering
  • 5 Computer Science
  • 4 Electrical/Electronic
  • 2 Engineering Physics
  • 4 Environmental
  • 11 Industrial/Manufacturing
  • 2 Materials
  • 5 Mechanical

World Class Companies recruit our students

  • Texas Instruments
  • TripAdvisor
  • Sandia
  • SAIC
  • Rockwell Automation
  • U.S. PTO
  • Northrop Grumman
  • State Farm
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Cisco
  • Bain & Company
  • Caterpillar
  • Accenture
  • BP
  • Bloomberg
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • Intel
  • Yahoo
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Jump Trading
  • AMD
  • Kraft
  • Deloitte
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • AT&T
  • Capital One
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Apple
  • Argonne
  • DRW Trading Group
  • EN Engineering
  • Epic
  • Expedia
  • FactSet
  • Honeywell
  • MIT Lincoln Lab
  • Nokia
  • MathWorks
  • JP Morgan
  • ViaSat
  • Whirlpool

The Best Investment

$7,239 Average Signing Bonus for full-time hire
34% of students were offered a signing bonus

  • Aerospace $63,681
  • Agricultural $59,500
  • Bioengineering $53,718
  • Chemical $68,460
  • Civil & Environmental $54,600
  • Computer Engineering $71,600
  • Computer Science $81,118
  • Electrical $66,865
  • General (Systems & Technology) $60,606
  • Industrial $62,644
  • Materials Science $57,750
  • Mechanical $64,622
  • Nuclear, Plasma, Radiological $63,622

Benefits

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

There is also the Engineering Pathways Scholarship for Academic Excellence from Harper College. The scholarship provides full in-district tuition for 60 credit hours. Preference may be given to deserving candidates who are members of underrepresented groups in engineering, including but not limited to women, certain ethnic minorities, low-income students, and students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. All Engineering Pathways applicants will automatically receive consideration for this scholarship. No separate application is necessary.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Harper and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Compare Cost

$3,255

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Parkland College and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Dual Enrollment

Students have the opportunity to take U of I classes.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Compare Cost

$3,525

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Dual Advising

Students have access to McHenry and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,307

Pathways Freshman

$20,640

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2015-2016)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Dual Advising

Students have access to COD and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$4,200

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Dual Advising

Students have access to CLC and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,360

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2013-2014)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Dual Advising

Students have access to MVCC and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Compare Cost

$4,176

Pathways Freshman

$20,640

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2015-2016)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course that introduces them to all majors.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Wright and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,130

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2014-2015)

Job Shadow

Opportunities for students to shadow industrial partners for one or two days.

Scholarships

Any Illinois resident Engineering Pathways student who joins Illinois with a GPA of 3.8 or above, and at least 32 hours of transfer credit, is guaranteed a scholarship. The scholarship amount will vary with funds available and the student's academic record. In fall 2013, the minimum guaranteed amount is $3,000 and 33% of Engineering Pathways students were offered a Scholarship for fall 2013.

Freshman Orientation

Students will enroll in a freshman orientation course that introduces them to all majors.

Dual Advising

Students have access to Oakton and Illinois advisors, more personal attention, and in-person or online advising.

Guaranteed Admission

Upon completion of Pathways program requirements, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Compare Cost

$3,070

Pathways Freshman

$20,178

Illinois Engineering Freshman

(tuition and fees 2014-2015)

Requirements

  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at Harper College.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at Harper College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and Harper advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at Parkland College.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at Parkland College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and Parkland advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at MVCC; all required courses must be taken at MVCC.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at MVCC. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and MVCC advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of "B".
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at McHenry County College; all required courses must be taken at McHenry.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at McHenry County College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and McHenry advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses.
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at College of DuPage.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at College of Dupage. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and College of DuPage advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses.
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at College of Lake County.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at College of Lake County. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and College of Lake County advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.6 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of 'B'.
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.5 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at Wright College.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (15 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at Wilbur Wright College. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and Wright College advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.
  • Students must complete the Required Courses (see below).
  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in these required courses; and in each of these required courses they must earn at least a grade of 'B'.
  • Students must earn a minimum 3.2 total GPA (cumulative) in all courses taken at Oakton College.
  • Students are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester and must complete all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at Oakton. Students must petition the U of I transfer representative for guaranteed admission if he or she has been part-time for two or more semesters (excluding summer terms) within that three year period.
  • Students are required to meet with their U of I and Oakton advisors on a regular basis. Frequency of meetings will be stipulated by their advisors.
  • Students are required to attend tutoring or study sessions, as stipulated by their Illinois advisor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Course sequence last updated December 2014

Aerospace, Ag/Bio, Civil/Environmental, Computer Science, Computer/Electrical, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics, General, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, Nuclear

1st Year Fall

  • English 101
  • Math 128
  • Chemistry 101
  • PSY 109
  • ENG 199 TP

1st Year Spring

  • English 102
  • Math 129
  • Physics 141
  • CSC 123 (CS only)
  • CSC 127 (all but AE and CS)
  • Chem 102 (Ag, Civil, EM, Materials only)
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Fall

  • Math 228
  • ENS 201 (not CS, CompE, EE, Materials, Physics)
  • Physics 142
  • ENS 101 (Ag, GE, IE, Civil only)
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Spring

  • Physics 143
  • Math 229 (all but CS, EM)
  • ENS 202 (all but CS, EE, CompE, Materials, Physics)
  • ENS 203 (all but CS, EE, CompE, Materials, Physics)
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

required courses are highlighted

Aerospace, Agricultural & Biological, Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial Engineering

Semester 1

  • English 101
  • Chemistry 121
  • Math 200
  • EGR 100
  • EGR 120 (Ag, GE, IE, Civil)
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • English 102
  • Chemistry 122 (Ag, Civil, EM only)
  • Math 201
  • Physics 201
  • EGR 110 (GE, IE only)

Semester 3

  • Math 202
  • Physics 202
  • Engineering 210
  • CSC 121 / CIS 106 / CIS 168

Semester 4

  • Physics 203
  • Engineering 211
  • Engineering 212
  • Math 212
  • EGR 260/262 (ME, Nuclear, EngMech only)

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Semester 1

  • English 101
  • Chemistry 121
  • Math 200
  • EGR 100
  • EGR 110 (EE, CompE only)
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • English 102
  • Chemistry 122 (Materials only)
  • Math 201
  • Physics 201
  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • Math 202
  • Physics 202
  • CSC 121 / CIS 106 / CIS 168 (all but CS)
  • CSC 214 / CSC 122 (CS only)
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • Math 220 (CS only; recommended for CompE)
  • CSC 216 (CS and CompE only)
  • Physics 203
  • Math 212 (all but CS)
  • EGR 260/262 (Materials only)
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial, Mechanical, & Nuclear Engineering

Summer

  • MATH 165

Semester 1

  • ENG 151
  • MATH 175
  • CHEM 165
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • ENG 152
  • MATH 245
  • PHY 291
  • CHEM 166

Summer

  • EGR 151 (Ag, Civil, EM, GE, IE only)

Semester 3

  • MATH 255
  • PHY 292
  • EGR 251
  • CIS 121

Semester 4

  • MATH 260
  • PHY 293
  • EGR 252
  • SS/HUM
  • SS/HUM

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Electrical, Material Science, and Computer Engineering

Summer

  • MATH 165

Semester 1

  • ENG 151
  • MATH 175
  • CHEM 165
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • ENG 152
  • MATH 245
  • PHY 291
  • CHEM 166

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 255
  • PHY 292
  • CSC 121
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 260
  • PHY 293
  • CSC 122
  • ECE 110 equivalent (ECE only)
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial, Mechanical, Nuclear Engineering

 

  •  
  • Math 1432

1st Year Fall

  • Chemistry 1551
  • Math 2231
  • English 1101
  • Engineering 1820
  • Engineering 1101 (Ag, GE, IE, Civil only)
  • SS/HUM

1st Year Spring

  • Physics 2111
  • Math 2232
  • CIS 2485
  • English 1102
  • Engineering 2210 (GE, IE only)

1st Year Summer

  • Chemistry 1552 (Ag, Civil, EM only)
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Fall

  • Physics 2112
  • Math 2233 & 2235
  • Engineering 2201
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Spring

  • Physics 2115
  • Math 2270
  • Engineering 2202
  • Engineering 2203

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Electrical, Material Science, and Computer Engineering

 

  •  
  • Math 1432

1st Year Fall

  • Chemistry 1551
  • Math 2231
  • English 1101
  • Engineering 1820
  • SS/HUM
  • CIS 2541 (CS only)

1st Year Spring

  • Physics 2111
  • Math 2232
  • CIS 2485 (all but CS)
  • CIS 2561 (CS only)
  • English 1102

2nd Year Fall

  • Chemistry 1552 (Materials only)
  • Physics 2112
  • Math 2233 & 2235
  • Math 2115 (CS only)
  • Engineering 2210 (EE, CompE only)
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Spring

  • Physics 2115
  • Math 2270 (all but CS)
  • Math 2115 (CompE only)
  • CIS 2542 (CS only)
  • SS/HUM
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial, Mechanical, & Nuclear Engineering

Summer

  • MTH 144

Fall

  • ENG 121
  • MTH 145
  • CHM 121
  • EGR 121 (Ag, Civil, GE, IE)

Spring

  • ENG 122/126
  • MTH 146
  • PHY 123
  • MCS 140

Summer

  • CHM 123 (Ag, Civil, EM only)
  • SS/HUM

Fall

  • EGR 125
  • MTH 246
  • PHY 124
  • SS/HUM

Spring

  • EGR 225
  • MTH 227
  • PHY 221
  • EGR 222

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Electrical, Material Science, and Computer Engineering

Summer

  • MTH 144

Fall

  • ENG 121
  • MTH 145
  • CHM 121
  • SS/HUM

Spring

  • ENG 122/126
  • MTH 146
  • PHY 123
  • MCS 140

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Fall

  • AES Elective
  • CHM 123 (Materials only)
  • MTH 246
  • PHY 124
  • SS/HUM

Spring

  • EGR 260 (EE, CompE only)
  • MTH 227
  • PHY 221
  • MCS 142 (CS only)
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial, Mechanical, & Nuclear Engineering

Summer

  • MATH 143

Semester 1

  • ENG 101
  • MATH 207
  • CHEM 201
  • CIS 142

Semester 2

  • ENG 102
  • MATH 208
  • PHY 235
  • CHEM 203

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 209
  • PHY 236
  • PHY 215
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 210
  • PHY 237
  • PHY 216
  • SS/HUM

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Electrical, Material Science, and Computer Engineering

Summer

  • MATH 143

Semester 1

  • ENG 101
  • MATH 207
  • CHEM 201
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • ENG 102
  • MATH 208
  • PHY 235
  • CHEM 203

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 209
  • PHY 236
  • CIS 142 or 144
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 210
  • PHY 237
  • MATH 146 and/or CIS 244
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial, Mechanical, & Nuclear Engineering

Summer

  • PreCalc

Semester 1

  • COM 101
  • MATH 150
  • CHEM 131
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • COM 102
  • MATH 151
  • PHY 203
  • CHEM 132 (Ag, Civil, EM only)
  • CSC 140

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 152
  • PHY 204
  • EGN 201
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 201
  • PHY 205
  • EGN 202
  • SS/HUM

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Electrical, Material Science, and Computer Engineering

Summer

  • PreCalc

Semester 1

  • COM 101
  • MATH 150
  • CHEM 131
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • COM 102
  • MATH 151
  • PHY 203
  • CHEM 132 (Materials only)
  • SS/HUM

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 152
  • PHY 204
  • CSC 140
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 201
  • PHY 205
  • CSC 280 (CS, CompE)
  • ECE 110 equivalent (ECE only)
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, General, Industrial, Mechanical, & Nuclear Engineering

Summer

  • MATH 149

Semester 1

  • ENG 101
  • MATH 250
  • CHEM 121
  • ENG 120 (Ag, Civil, GE, IE, ME, EM only)
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • ENG 102
  • MATH 251
  • PHY 221
  • CHEM 122 (Ag, Civil, EM only)
  • CSC 170/171

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 252
  • PHY 222
  • EGR 211
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 262
  • PHY 223
  • EGR 212
  • EGR 220 (GE, IE only) or AES elective

Summer

  • EGR 217 (not NE)

Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Electrical, Material Science, and Computer Engineering

Summer

  • MATH 143

Semester 1

  • ENG 101
  • MATH 250
  • CHEM 121
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • ENG 102
  • MATH 251
  • PHY 221
  • CSC 155 or 170/171 (EngPhys, EE, Materials, CompE)
  • CSC 156 (CS only)

Summer

  • SS/HUM

Semester 3

  • MATH 252
  • PHY 222
  • CSC 241 (CS only)
  • CHEM 122 (Materials only)
  • AES elective
  • SS/HUM

Semester 4

  • MATH 262
  • PHY 223
  • MATH 144 (CS)
  • ENG 220 (EE, CompE)
  • SS/HUM

Eligibility

  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the Harper College district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the Parkland College district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the MVCC district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the McHenry County College district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the College of DuPage district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the College of Lake County district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the City of Chicago are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.
  • Admission is competitive to ensure that students entering the program are the most likely to succeed.
  • Women and students who are low-income, first generation in their family to go to college, from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or the Oakton Community College County district are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Participants must be first-time college students at the time of application.
  • Students can terminate their participation in the program at any time.
  • Re-admission to the program is not allowed.
  • Final decisions regarding admission, continuation, and standing in the program rests with the Review Committee.


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Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

Harper College

The application early decision deadline is November 1, 2016. Early applicant notification will be December 1, 2016. Students must respond by March 1, 2017 . The final application deadline is March 1, 2017. Final applicant notification of acceptance will be April 1, 2017. Please accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2017.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

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Harper College

Engineering Pathways
Mathematics and Science Division - Y103
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847) 925-6136
Email: pathways@harpercollege.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

Parkland

You can apply between February 15 and April 15 (for priority consideration, apply by March 15).

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

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Parkland College

Admissions and Records
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 351-2200

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

McHenry County College

The application deadline for early decision is November 1, 2016. The regular application deadline is March 15, 2017.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

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McHenry County College

Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Professions
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012
Phone: (815) 455-8717

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

College of Dupage

The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Application is closed

College of DuPage

Admissions and Outreach
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 61037-6599
Phone: (630) 942-2380
Email: pathways@cod.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

College of Lake County

The 2015-2016 application deadline is March 15, 2016.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

Application is closed

College of Lake County

EMPS Division, T102
Engineering Pathways to Illinois
19351 West Washington Street Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Phone: (847) 543-2903
Email: pathways@clcillinois.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

Wilbur Wright College

The application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified April 15, 2016. Students must accept/decline by May 1, 2016 .

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

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Wilbur Wright College

Admissions
4300 North Narragansett Avenue
Room L131
Chicago, Il 60634
Phone: (773) 481-8450

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

MVCC coming soon

Applications received by March 1 will be processed by April 1. Applications received after March 1 will be processed only if seats are available. The same selection criteria apply to early, regular, and late admission. New program cohorts begin each fall.

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Moraine Valley Community College

9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Phone: (708) 608-4250
Email: epinfo@morainevalley.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu

Student Profile

  • Mostly As and Bs in high school
  • Lots of extracurricular and/or work experience in Engineering-related field
  • Strong essay describing why you’re interested in Engineering Pathways

ACT

Median ACT composite: 29
Middle 50%: 27-31

Oakton Community College

The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2017.

New program cohorts begin each fall; spring applications are not considered.

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Des Plaines Campus

Enrollment Center
1600 East Golf Road
Room 1260
Des Plaines, Il 60016
Phone: (847) 635-1700
Email: engineering@oakton.edu

Skokie Campus

Enrollment Center
7701 North Lincoln Avenue
Room A100
Skokie, Il 60077
Phone: (847) 635-1400
Email: engineering@oakton.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Engineering
Engineering Pathways
206 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-2280
Email: engineeringpathways@illinois.edu