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Learn from world-class faculty. Be a part of ground-breaking research that changes lives. Make the world a better place. Discover everything Engineering at Illinois has to offer.


Innovate. Collaborate. Research. Educate.

These are only some of the reasons graduate education in Engineering at Illinois is among the nation's best.

Whether you want to help change the world through cancer research, build a better energy grid, secure cyberspace, or be equipped to solve a multitude of other 21st-century challenges — or perhaps you simply want to take the next step in your career — Engineering at Illinois has what you need.

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Innovation

Illinois researchers are developing inventive solutions for the most pressing issues facing our global society across every major industry, including energy, environment, health and biology, security and defense, manufacturing, and transportation.

Impact

The breadth, scope, and influence of Engineering at Illinois in terms of research, scholarship, leadership, and service activities are enormous. Engineering at Illinois has more than $198 million in research expenditures, 2,000 research projects underway, 70 student-run societies and committees, and 70,000 alumni around the world.

Leading with Research

Research shapes our identity, stimulates classroom instruction, and serves as a springboard for public engagement activities throughout the world. Conducted independently as well as in collaboration with faculty, the research and creative projects of our graduate students increase our shared knowledge and lead to exciting discovery.

World Class Facilities

Surrounded by more than 80 research centers and labs housed in multiple buildings across two quads, the Urbana-Champaign campus is at the center of a world-class network. Faculty and students benefit from access to state-of-the-art equipment in highly modern environment that inspires both collaboration and creativity.

Collaborative Study

Our multidisciplinary, world-renowned research leaders, supported by a motivated and exceptionally-gifted student base, collaborated with captains of industry, government agencies, and peer institutions in search of innovative solutions to the world's technological challenges.

Funding Support

Illinois provides a vast array of financial support opportunities to graduate students through numerous fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Graduates from diverse backgrounds are also encouraged to pursue opportunities offered exclusively at Illinois.