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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. California Institute of Technology
  • 3. University of California, Berkeley
  • 5. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 5. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 8. Carnegie Mellon University
  • 8. Cornell University
  • 10.Princeton University

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 Kishwaukee College 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

$3,570

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 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)

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 Kishwaukee 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 Kishwaukee 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 Kishwaukee 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.

Suggested Course Sequence

Course sequence last updated September 2013

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/Engineering 199
  • CIS 122, CSC 123 or 127 (depending on major)

1st Year Spring

  • English 102
  • Math 129
  • Physics 141
  • Chem 102 (depending on major)
  • SS/HUM or Computer Science

2nd Year Fall

  • Math 228
  • ENS 201 (depending on major)
  • Physics 142
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Spring

  • Physics 143
  • Math 229 (depending on major)
  • ENS 202 (depending on major)
  • ENS 203 (depending on major)

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
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • English 102
  • Chemistry 122
  • Math 201
  • Physics 201

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

  • Physics 203
  • Engineering 211
  • Engineering 212
  • Math 212

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

Semester 1

  • English 101
  • Chemistry 121
  • Math 200
  • SS/HUM

Semester 2

  • English 102
  • Chemistry 122
  • Math 201
  • Physics 201

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)
  • Physics 203
  • Math 212
  • SS/HUM

Suggested Course Sequence

(required courses are highlighted)

without high school calculus

1st Year Fall

  • CHE 210 - General Chemistry I
  • ENG 103 - Composition I
  • MAT 229 - Calculus I
  • Elective

1st Year Spring

  • CHE 211 - General Chemistry II
  • EGR 220 - Progamming for Engineering
  • MAT 230 - Calculus II
  • PHY 260 - Engineering Physics I

2nd Year Fall

  • EGR 270 - Statics
  • MAT 231 - Calculus III
  • PHY 261 - Engineering Physics II
  • ENG 104 - Composition II

2nd Year Spring

  • EGR 272 - Dynamics
  • EGR 280 - Mechanics of Materials
  • GR 290 - Circuit Analysis
  • MAT 260 - Differential Equations
  • Elective

with high school calculus

1st Year Fall

  • PHY 260 - Engineering Physics I
  • ENG 103 - Composition I
  • MAT 230 - Calculus II
  • Elective

1st Year Spring

  • EGR 270 - Statics
  • EGR 220 - Progamming for Engineering
  • MAT 231 - Calculus III
  • PHY 261 - Engineering Physics II

2nd Year Fall

  • EGR 272 - Dynamics
  • CHE 210 - General Chemistry I
  • EGR 280 - Mechanics of Materials
  • ENG 104 - Composition II

2nd Year Spring

  • CHE 211 - General Chemistry II
  • EGR 290 - Circuit Analysis
  • MAT 260 - Differential Equations
  • Elective
  • Elective

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
  • SS/HUM

1st Year Spring

  • Physics 2111
  • Math 2232
  • CIS 2485
  • English 1102

1st Year Summer

  • Chemistry 1552
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Fall

  • Physics 211
  • Math 2233
  • Math 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
  • SS/HUM

1st Year Spring

  • Physics 2111
  • Math 2232
  • CIS 2485
  • English 1102

2nd Year Fall

  • Chemistry 1552
  • Physics 211
  • Math 2233
  • Math 2235
  • SS/HUM

2nd Year Spring

  • Physics 2115
  • Math 2270
  • SS/HUM
  • 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 Kishwaukee 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.

Apply Now

Applications will be available mid-September

Harper College

The application early decision deadline is November 1, 2013. Early applicant notification will be December 1, 2013. Students must respond by January 15, 2014 . The final application deadline is March 1, 2014. Final applicant notification of acceptance will be April 1, 2014. Please accept/decline your offer by May 1, 2014.

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

Application will be available soon

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

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.

Application will be available soon

If you have any questions about the program or want to register for any of the events, you may contact the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign directly.

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

Kishwaukee

The early decision deadline is December 1, 2012 and the final deadline is March 15, 2013. Please accept or decline your offer of admission by May 1, 2013.

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

Application will be available soon

Kishwaukee College

Math/Science/Business Division
21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois 60150
Phone: (815) 825-2086, ext. 2070

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

College of DuPage

The 2013-2014 application deadline is February 28, 2014.

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

Application will be available soon

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