Welcome to the UIC College of Engineering!

The UIC College of Engineering brings together two properties that are often disconnected in higher education: excellence and accessibility. We seek to provide world-class preparation to students of all backgrounds in an urban setting, creating new opportunities for young engineers and contributing to diversity in the field.

  • #7 UIC's national rank for "best value" by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education

  • #9 UIC's national rank in U.S. News & World Report for student diversity

Two new buildings by 2022

Driven by the college’s combination of accessibility and excellence, student enrollment at UIC Engineering has skyrocketed over the last decade. To keep pace—and to ensure that our students have access to top-tier facilities—we opened one new building in 2019 and have a second new building slated for 2022.

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Mission and Goals

UIC Engineering’s mission is access to excellence and success. We educate students to innovate and to lead. We expand global knowledge of the engineering field through excellence in original research. In addition, as a public institution we prioritize our relationship with the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. We foster strong local partnerships, provide crucial engineering expertise and facilities, and serve as a major economic driver for the region.

Our current priorities include:

  • Recruiting bright students with unique stories and talents
  • Attracting and retaining world-class teachers and researchers
  • Building top-tier facilities
  • Creating a strong alumni community
  • Establishing strong partnerships with government, industry, and academia

Advantages of a UIC Engineering Education

  • Extraordinary value

    The total cost for a UIC undergraduate engineering education is about $60,000—a third the price of the same degree at many private universities.

  • Extraordinary dividends

    More than 80 percent of our recent bachelor’s degree graduates reported earning salaries of $60,000 to more than $100,000 in six months of graduation.

  • Extraordinary location

    Our students benefit from the full range of internships, job opportunities, startup incubators, and other resources of metropolitan Chicago.

  • Guaranteed internships

    UIC Engineering is home to a unique Guaranteed Paid Internship Program that places qualified first-year and transfer students in summer internships in one of 42 UIC research laboratories or at companies in the Chicago area.

  • World-changing research

    Supported by $90.4 million in grants, our faculty are working on research that stands to help clean our air, provide access to water, revolutionize battery technology, improve healthcare, sharpen data security, and address hundreds of other issues.

  • Accomplished faculty

    Our 176 faculty include 40 recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 81 members of professional societies, and more than 75 winners of teaching awards from UIC and other institutions.