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Undergraduate Majors and Minors

As one of the leading engineering schools in the world, the College of Engineering attracts the best and brightest students from across the state, the nation and the world.

At Illinois, you can choose from among 15 top-ranked degree programs in 12 engineering departments. Several minors and dual-degree programs offer even more opportunities to explore your interests.

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineers are involved in all phases of research, development, integration, and production of aerospace systems and have chief responsibility for the design and performance of air and spacecrafts and their propulsion systems. Our graduates work in such fields as:

  • Aerospace
  • Engines
  • Defense and Security
  • Automotive
  • Government
  • Manufacturing

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $69,180

Sample Employers

  • The Boeing Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • GE Aviation
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Hamilton Sudstrand
  • NASA

Sample Courses

  • AE 321: Mechanics of Aerospace Structures
  • AE 352: Aerospace Dynamical Systems
  • AE 353: Aerospace Control Systems
  • AE 433: Aerospace Propulsion
  • AE 483: Aerospace Decision Algorithms

Visit the Illinois Aerospace website View sample curriculum map

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and biological engineers integrate life and engineering for the enhancement of systems involving agriculture, food, energy, water, and the environment. They combine fundamental engineering skills with understanding and the ability design complex systems in some of the world’ areas of greatest need. Agricultural and biological engineers are prepared to create abundant and safe supplies of food, feed, water, and energy; to design healthier, more sustainable indoor and outdoor environments; and to develop new technology at both micro and macro levels. They are equipped to analyze data and manage information for complex living systems. In a world with finite resources and over 7.5 billion people, these are skills that are valued on both local and global scales.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $60,875

Sample Careers

  • Agricultural safety and technology
  • Food science and engineering
  • Bioprocess modeling
  • Environmental controls (air quality and waste management)
  • Biofuels and engines
  • Hydrology, drainage, and irrigation
  • Robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Crop conditioning and processing
  • Alternatirive energy systems
  • Government
  • Project management

Sample Courses

  • ABE 425: Engrg Measurement Systems
  • ABE 436: Renewable Energy Sources
  • ABE 456: Land & Water Resources Engrg
  • ABE 466: Engineering Off-Road Vehicles
  • ABE 476: Indoor Air Quality Engineering
  • ABE 488: Bioprocessing Biomass for Fuel

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Bioengineers use tools from biology, chemistry, physics, and math to solve engineering problems that arise in biological systems related to biomaterials, biomechanics, and prosthetics; cell and tissue engineering; molecular modeling; biomedical imaging and sensing; bioinformatics; nanomedicine; synthetic biology; and drug delivery.

Bioengineering strives to advance effective technology-based solutions to the wide spectrum of societal needs in human development and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Some bioengineers choose to pursue professional degrees such as medicine.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $65,374

Sample Careers

  • Research
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Medical Devices
  • Forensics
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Consulting
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medicine (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., disease diagnostic tools development, drug delivery tools, equipment/product development)

Sample Courses

  • BIOE 201: Conservation Principles
  • BIOE 205: Circuits and Systems
  • BIOE 302: Modeling Human Physiology
  • BIOE 414: Biomedical Instrumentation
  • BIOE 435 & 436: Senior Design I and II

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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical engineers use math, chemistry, and other natural sciences to produce materials and to manage energy at a large scale. Our graduates work in the chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries to create the products and technologies that form the building blocks of modern life.

Biomolecular engineering is a subset of chemical engineering focusing on biological applications. Our graduates work in such fields as food sciences, medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, semiconductor processing, personal care, fibers and materials, and research and development.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $63,849

Sample Careers & Companies

  • Manufacturing Engineer (Procter & Gamble)
  • Process Design Engineer (ExxonMobil)
  • Career Development Engineer (Honeywell/UOP)
  • Production Engineer (ADM)
  • Quality Associate Engineer (General Mills)
  • Manufacturing Scientist (Eli Lilly & Company)
  • Corporate Project Engineer (3M)
  • Rotational Engineer (AkzoNobel)
  • Technical Problem Solver (Epic Systems)

Sample Courses

  • ChBE 221: Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • ChBE 321: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ChBE 421: Momentum and Heat Transfer
  • ChBE 422: Mass Transfer Operations
  • ChBE 424: Chemical Reaction Engineering

Visit the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering website

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and environmental engineers are responsible for the design and construction of the nation’s civil and marine infrastructure (buildings, bridges, and offshore structures; highway systems, airports, and energy transport systems; dams, locks, levees, and canals; water treatment and distribution systems; and all aspects of environmental management and pollution prevention and remediation). Because civil and environmental engineers receive a broad education, they sometimes find successful employment outside of engineering in business, law, and research fields.

Our graduates work in such areas as construction, project management, pollution and ecology, water quality and treatment, hydrology, biohazards, contamination, underground dynamics, waste containment, railroads, transportation, urban planning and management, highway and traffic engineering, structural behavior, analysis, and design and sustainable energy

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $61,063

Sample Careers

  • Structural engineers (tall buildings and bridges)
  • Geotechnical engineers (foundations and tunnels)
  • Environmental engineers (water treatment plants)
  • Transportation engineers (highways and railroads)
  • Construction materials experts (strong, durable, and sustainable building materials)
  • Water resources engineers (waterways, locks and dams, and levies)
  • Construction managers (convert civil engineering design into reality by controlling labor, equipment, materials, time, money, quality and safety)

Sample Courses

  • CEE 401: Concrete Materials
  • CEE 415: Geometric Design of Roads
  • CEE 421: Construction Planning
  • CEE 449: Environmental Engineering Lab
  • CEE 453: Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics

Visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering website View sample curriculum map

Computer Engineering

About Us

Computer Engineers design, implement, program, verify and analyze computing systems. They work in all segments of the broad and thriving computer industry, as software engineers, programmers, computer system architects, microprocessor/hardware designers, among many other specialties. By understanding a computer system from top to bottom – from application software to operating systems to hardware and circuits – computer engineers are well prepared to create the wide array of computing systems and devices that we all use and depend upon everyday.

CompE graduates work in every sector of the economy by:

  • Designing mobile phone operating systems, applications, and hardware
  • Designing scalable cloud service architectures, operating systems, and performance tools
  • Developing game engines and massively parallel graphical libraries and hardware
  • Creating massively parallel computing hardware, operating system, and libraries for scientific discoveries
  • Creating advanced embedded real time systems for all engineering sectors of the industry
  • Developing computing hardware and software systems for all modalities of medical imaging

Our program provides a strong foundation coupled with advanced coursework in the area(s) of each student's choosing.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $88,369

Sample Careers & Companies

  • Software Architect (Google – working on challenging large-scale distributed applications)
  • GPU architect (NVIDIA – working on energy efficient, high-performance graphics processors)
  • Partner (Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC – Intellectual Property Law)
  • Software Developer (Microsoft – working on Windows operating system)
  • Microprocessor Architect (Intel – working on server microprocessors for cloud services)
  • Research Staff Member (IBM, working on revolutionary DRAM architecture for future processors)
  • Co-founder (Personify – working on advanced video tele-presence technology and applications)
  • Senior Software Engineer (Apple – working on dynamic compilers for iOS applications)
  • Professor (University of Michigan – conducting world class research and teaching activities)

Sample Courses

  • ECE 120: Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 220: Computer Systems & Programming
  • ECE 391: Computer Systems Engineering
  • ECE 310: Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 385 Digital Systems Laboratory
  • ECE 408: Applied Parallel Programming
  • ECE 411: Computer Organization and Design
  • ECE 422: Computer Security
  • ECE 425 Introduction to VLSI Design
  • ECE 428: Distributed Systems
  • ECE 438: Computer Networks
  • ECE 462 Logic Design

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Computer Science

Computer scientists design, implement and analyze computing systems, with an emphasis on software systems.

CS graduates work in every sector of the economy by:

  • Developing gene sequencing algorithms via techniques in computational biology
  • Designing user interfaces for mobile applications
  • Designing methods for high frequency trading
  • Creating computer generated graphics and special effects in the gaming industry
  • Creating embedded real time systems to be deployed in medical devices
  • Analyzing social data from internet communication patterns 

Our program provides a strong foundation coupled with advanced coursework in the area(s) of each student's choosing.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $96,518

Sample Careers & Companies

  • Software Development Engineer (Amazon – work on challenging large-scale distributed problems)
  • Product Management (Google – conceive, design, and launch innovative products)
  • Studio Tools Developer (Pixar – create and maintain software tools for animation and computer effects used in the motion picture industry)
  • Consultant (Cerner Corporation – work with hospitals and clinics to evaluate health care technology needs and recommend solutions)
  • Software Engineer / Advertising Analyst (Yahoo! – design applications for deployment in the on-line marketplace)
  • Quantitative Researcher (Jump Trading – apply data-mining and forecasting techniques to build models of market behavior Cloud Database)
  • Engineer (Netflix –test and analyze performance of one of the largest distributed databases in existence) 

Sample Courses

  • CS 412: Introduction to Data Mining
  • CS 418: Interactive Computer Graphics
  • CS 440: Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 461: Computer Security I
  • CS 465: Human Computer Interaction

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers design, construct, and maintain products, services, and systems and perform research to create new ideas in areas such as energy and power, circuits and electronics, optics, remote sensing, electromagnetics, communications, signal processing and control, and networking and computing systems. Electrical engineering is a rapidly evolving discipline based on the application of math, physics, and computation to address the needs of our networked information-age society.

Our graduates work in such areas as:

  • Communications and wireless networks
  • Electromagnetics, optics, remote sensing
  • Signal, image, and speech processing
  • Robotics and control systems
  • Semiconductor materials and integrated circuits
  • Nanotechnology and quantum devices
  • Lasers, biomedical sensing and probing, acoustics
  • Operating systems and software engineering
  • Networking and information security

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $69,881

Sample Careers >& Companies

  • Project Engineer (Digital Energy, GE Energy)
  • System Verification Engineer (Bio-Rad Laboratories)
  • Design Engineer (Microsoft)
  • Incubation Sourcing Manager (Microsoft)
  • Flow Meter Marketing (Smart Grid, Texas Instruments)
  • Systems Engineer (Bombardier Transportation)
  • Technology Analyst (Goldman Sachs)

Sample Courses

  • ECE 110: Introduction to ECE
  • ECE 120: Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 210: Analog Signal Processing
  • ECE 310: Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 313: Probability with Engineering Applications
  • ECE 329: Fields and Waves I
  • ECE 330: Power Circuits and Electromechanics
  • ECE 333: Green Electric Energy
  • ECE 340: Semiconductor Electronics
  • ECE 342: Electronic Circuits
  • ECE 391: Computer Systems Engineering

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Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics is a major within Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois. Engineering Mechanics is an ideal major for students who combine a love of engineering with a passion for mathematics, physics, computation, and other sciences. Engineering Mechanics provides a strong foundational education for students wishing to go to graduate school to pursue research, academia, industry, or entrepreneurial ventures.

Engineering Mechanics students create or select a secondary field to build a set of specialized skills. Possible secondary field topics include:

  • Biomechanics,
  • Computational Mechanics,
  • Engineering Science and Applied Math,
  • Experimental Mechanics,
  • Fluid Mechanics,
  • Mechanics of Materials, and
  • Solid Mechanics.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): Too few students reporting in 2016-17

Sample Careers & Employers

Our students gain a broad education to excel in engineering or non-traditional areas such as finance, management, business, medicine, and law.

  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant (MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, ETH Zurich)
  • Mechanical Engineer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Aerodynamics/CFD Engineer (Boeing – Aircraft manufacturing company)
  • Structural/FEA Engineer (Caterpillar Inc. – Construction machinery/equipment company)
  • Packaging Engineer (Dell – Computer technology company)
  • Machinery Engineer (ExxonMobil – Oil and gas company)
  • Process Engineer (Motorola – Telecommunications company)
  • Design Engineer (Toyota – Automotive manufacturing company)
  • Engineering Technician (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Sample Engineering Mechanics Courses

  • TAM 252: Solid Mechanics Design
  • TAM 270: Design for Manufacturability
  • TAM 335: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
  • TAM 413: Fundamentals of Engineering Acoustics
  • TAM 416: Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics & Vibrations
  • TAM 428: Mechanics of Composites
  • TAM 438: Viscous Flow and Heat Transfer
  • TAM 445: Continuum Mechanics
  • TAM 456: Experimental Stress Analysis
  • TAM 461: Cellular Biomechanics
  • TAM 470: Computational Mechanics

Visit the Mechanical Engineering website View sample curriculum map

Engineering Physics

Physicists study, measure, and manipulate the fundamental interactions of matter, energy, space, and time to solve scientific mysteries and reveal the workings of nature. Physics has produced the science behind many of today’s technologies, including:

  • Quantum computers
  • Superconducting magnets for MRI machines
  • Atomic clocks used in the Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Particle accelerators
  • Lasers for welding, surgery, and autonomous vehicle ranging systems
  • Microprocessors in computers and smartphones

Physicists expand our understanding of the universe—from the cosmos to the nanoscale, from metals to biomolecules.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): Too few students reporting in 2016-17

Sample Careers

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Laser science and engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Particle accelerator technology
  • Quantitative finance
  • Solar energy engineering
  • Coastal science

Sample Courses

  • PHYS 212: Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 213: Thermal Physics
  • PHYS 325: Mechanics and Relativity
  • PHYS 435: Electromagnetic Fields
  • PHYS 486: Quantum Physics

Visit the Physics website for more information. View sample curriculum map with Tech Electives View sample curriculum map for Professional Track

Industrial Engineering

The Industrial Engineering program is a specialization within Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at Illinois. Industrial engineering is a discipline that encompasses the analysis, development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems and their components, including materials, information, energy, people, money, time, equipment, and associated processes. Industrial engineering draws upon a variety of disciplines, from mathematics to human factors, from communications to computer science, and from production management to process control. Industrial engineers design efficient, productive systems in a wide range of business, industrial, and governmental settings.

Our graduates often serve as a link between engineering and management and work in such fields as:

  • Consulting
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Communication and computer systems
  • Engineering administration
  • Operations and quality control
  • Marketing and product testing

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $61,540

Sample Careers

  • Engineering Administration
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Product Manager
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Sample Courses

  • IE 300: Analysis of Data
  • IE 310: Operations Research
  • IE 360: Facilities Planning and Design
  • IE 361: Production Planning Control
  • SE 261: Business Side of Engineering
  • SE 494/495: Senior Engineering Project

Visit the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering website View sample curriculum map

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) is an interdisciplinary field that integrates chemistry, physics, and engineering. A fundamental understanding in this field will enable you to tailor the structure, properties, and performance of existing materials, and develop and synthesize new materials with unique properties. Finding the right material is important for applications spanning major technological and societal challenges, such as renewable energy generation and storage, development of advanced microelectronics, environmental remediation, space exploration, or sustainable transportation.

The MatSE program provides a diverse set of courses enabling a plan of study designed around the interest of the student. The plan of study includes the core areas of materials science (ceramics, metals, polymers, electronic materials, and biomaterials), as well as emerging interdisciplinary topics (e.g., materials for energy, advanced processing and/or characterization methods, materials theory and computation). The biomaterials area requires a unique set of prerequisites and courses, and so has a distinct curriculum. MatSE students can directly apply their knowledge through undergraduate research opportunities in one of the department’s primary research areas: nanoscale science and technology, materials for energy and environment, materials for medicine, and materials for extreme environments. MatSE graduates are very well prepared to pursue academic careers or to transition directly into industry.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $68,225

Sample Careers

  • Materials Engineer (Lyondell Chemical)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (Federal Mogul)
  • Materials Research Engineer (Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Packaging Engineer (Kraft Foods)
  • Process Engineer (Intel)
  • Quality Engineer (ExxonMobil)
  • Scientist (The Clorox Company)

Sample Courses

  • Phases and Phase Relations (MSE 201)
    — Understand and control the structure of materials from atomic to macroscopic scale
  • Electronic Properties of Materials (MSE 304)
    — Understand how quantum mechanics is used to describe materials for cheap and fast computer chips and electronic devices for our society such as energy-saving light-emitting diodes or solar cells.
  • Introduction to Research (MSE 396)
    — Gain experience solving cutting-edge research problems
  • Synthesis of Materials (MSE 403)
    — Develop principles underlying the synthesis, processing, and fabrication of new materials
  • Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MSE 406)
    — Learn how to engineering mechanical properties of materials, predict, control, and understand materials fracture and failure in various environments.
  • Atomic Scale Simulation (MSE 485)
    — Learn how to use powerful, modern supercomputers to efficiently search for new materials that are needed to provide clean energy, to prevent climate change, and to tackle dangerous diseases.

Visit the Materials Science and Engineering website View sample curriculum map for biomaterials area View sample curriculum map for non-biomaterials area

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a major within Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois. Mechanical Engineers receive broad training in design and manufacturing, materials, thermal-fluid sciences, and controls enabling them to have a major impact on almost all aspects of our lives.

Our graduates are solving today’s most pressing technological challenges in areas such as

  • Energy and the environment by finding ways to capture low-grade energy and convert it to useable energy,
  • Biology and health care by creating of new micro-thermal mechanical medical devices,
  • Defense and security by designing and manufacturing technology like unmanned aerial vehicles,
  • Transportation by planning and designing the operation of transportation systems including autonomous vehicle control features,
  • Manufacturing by preparing CAD drawings, prototyping, testing and designing based on feedback on manufacturability, tolerance and costing,
  • Robotics by creating and implementing various signal processing/control methods with feedback loops for mechatronic systems, and
  • Micro/nano technology by determining various mechanical properties of materials in various micro/nano scale configurations.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $65,264

Sample Careers & Employers

Our students gain a broad education to excel in engineering or non-traditional areas such as finance, management, business, medicine, and law.

  • Mechanical Engineer (Microsoft Corporation – Technology company)
  • Aerodynamics Engineer (SpaceX – Spacecraft manufacturing company)
  • Structural Engineer (John Deere – Agricultural/construction machinery company)
  • Design Engineer (Rolls-Royce – Automobile company)
  • Machinery Engineer (British Petroleum – Oil and gas company)
  • Process Engineer (Pfizer – Pharmaceutical company)
  • Packaging Engineer (Kraft Heinz Company – Food company)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (Proctor & Gamble – Consumer goods company)
  • Engineering Technician (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
  • Safety Engineer (Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Technical Consultant (Accenture – Management consulting company)
  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant (MIT, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Princeton)
  • Law (Harvard Law School & U.S. Patent Office)

Sample Mechanical Engineering Courses

  • ME 170: Computer-Aided Design
  • ME 270: Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 320: Heat Transfer
  • ME 330: Engineering Materials
  • ME 360: Signal Processing
  • ME 400: Energy Conversion Systems
  • ME 403: Internal Combustion Engines
  • ME 432: Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
  • ME 445: Introduction to Robotics
  • ME 471: Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 483: Mechanobiology
  • ME 487: MEMS-NEMS Theory & Fabrication

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Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE)

Nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineers research and develop processes, instruments and systems that derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Our graduates work in such fields as:

  • Power plant design, supervision operations, and safety
  • Microelectronics
  • Materials performance and processing
  • Energy policy and security
  • Health physics
  • Medical diagnostics and therapy
  • Waste management
  • Plasma Physics and Fusion Research
  • Government and state regulatory organizations
  • Controls and control systems
  • Nuclear and medical instrumentation
  • Reliability and Risk Research

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $61,750

Sample Careers & Companies

  • Nuclear Utilities (Duke Energy, Exelon, Energy Northwest, Entergy, First Energy)
  • Nuclear Suppliers & Consultants (Enercon, Jensen Hughes, Sargent & Lundy)
  • Design Firms (General Electric, Westinghouse)
  • Nuclear Research & Development Firms (Bechtel, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Department of Energy Laboratories)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Agencies (United States Nuclear Regulatory Agency)
  • Military Services (United States Navy)
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Companies (Cymer, Intel)

Sample Courses

  • NPRE 247: Modeling Nuclear Energy Systems
  • NPRE 446 & 446: Radiation Interaction with Matter I and II
  • NPRE 421: Plasma and Fusion Science
  • NPRE 455: Neutron Diffusion Transport
  • NPRE 431: Materials in Nuclear Engineering
  • NPRE 441: Radiation Protection
  • NPRE 458: Design in NPRE

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Systems Engineering and Design (formerly General Engineering)

The Systems Engineering and Design program is a specialization within Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at Illinois. Systems Engineering and Design (SED) is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program emphasizing interactions between parts of a whole.  It brings together basic sciences, engineering analysis, and engineering design. The curriculum offers flexibility through a Secondary Field Option, while providing a broad background in engineering as a whole and decision-making that supports overall design.  Systems Engineers understand how to coordinate interacting parts of a whole and to evaluate engineering within economic and physical constraints.

Design experience and project management are emphasized and integrated across the core with a focus on establishing critical problem-solving skills applied across disciplines, strong communication skills, and the ability to work effectively and get results in a team environment.

Systems Engineers from Illinois are positioned to pursue a wide variety of graduate programs, practice engineering, or take on other professions such as consulting, management, and administration.

Our graduates often serve as a link between engineering and management and work in such fields as:

  • Consulting
  • Automotive industry
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Engineering administration
  • Controls Systems
  • Patent Law

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $63,927

Sample Careers

  • Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Law Consultant (Patent, Intellectual Property, Product Liability)
  • Lean Manufacturing Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

Sample Courses

  • SE 101: Engineering Graphics and Design
  • SE 261: Business Side of Engineering
  • SE 311: Engineering Design Analysis
  • SE 320: Control Systems
  • SE 494/495: Senior Engineering Project

Visit the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering website View sample curriculum map


Interested in Changing Your Major?

First Year Engineering: Undeclared

First-Year Engineering Undeclared is a new program for a limited number of students who would like some extra time to explore a variety of engineering majors before officially choosing their degree program. Students will declare their engineering major before the end of the their first year. Learn more about First Year Engineering: Undeclared

Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE)

This is a new dual-degree program for students in the College of Engineering. The ILEE degree will give you the world-class technical expertise always received from Illinois’ top engineering program, along with a deeper set of innovation and leadership skills.

You will earn the ILEE degree as a second bachelor's degree while completing your degree in one of the College's other majors.

You do not apply to this dual-degree option on your application to Illinois. You apply once a student in the College.

Who Is This For?

  • All engineers – works well with each of our majors
  • Students that want to better identify complex technical problems
  • Creators, developers, and leaders in engineering solutions

What’s the Benefit?

  • Receive project-based experiential credits
  • Great availability of hands-on learning
  • Learn how to guide companies, start new ventures, and be pioneers in any environment
  • Build companies like Cast 21 and Amber Waves
  • Availability to earn a second bachelor’s degree in Engineering

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