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Engineering

An engineering degree from Illinois College prepares you with foundational engineering courses, as well as the communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills to set you apart in a competitive industry.

Overview 

If you enjoy solving problems and answering questions using math and science, Illinois College's engineering program prepares you for a rewarding job in this diverse field. Our students have pursued careers in fields such as aerospace, chemical, computer, materials, mechanical and more.

Our engineering program is available as a full 4-year degree at IC or you can follow our Pathways to Engineering program.

Highlights

  • Coursework covers multiple sub-disciplines in conjunction with interdisciplinary courses that ensure you have the skills employers want: problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and the ability to lead diverse teams.
  • Take part in student-faculty research on campus or participate in a funded program off campus, with options to work domestically or abroad.
  • Internships will connect you with industry leaders as you grow your professional skills, develop area expertise and get a taste of what’s to come in your career path.
  • A faculty to student ratio of 11:1 allows you to form deeper connections with faculty mentors who truly care about you and want to see you succeed. 
  • Create a customizable plan of study to meet your educational goals.
  • Guest speakers and lecturers cover the many facets of the field, provide insight on what it’s like to be an engineer and provide a strong professional network for graduates.
  • You will be prepared to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam to begin your state licensure.
  • Students interested in studying engineering may be eligible to apply for the AERO-STEM Scholarship.

Outcomes 

The engineering program provides a robust foundation to make sure you Graduate READY whether you choose to apply your skills locally or globally at either a graduate institution or a large corporation. 

With multiple paths leading either to an engineering degree, dual bachelor’s degrees (in physics and engineering) or direct entry into a master’s program in engineering, IC’s program will set you on the path to success.

Graduates have gone on to work at Shell, ADDMAN Engineering, General Electric (GE) Power, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and hold a variety of other careers within the engineering field. The Engineering Advisory Board, made up of successful alumni and regional experts, help shape the program and provide internships, employment opportunities, and a strong professional network for students and graduates.