The number of undergraduate students, 2015-16 school year.
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ECE ILLINOIS is built on philosophy that emphasizes both a solid engineering foundation and hands-on learning. Check out our courses to see how your interests and talents fit with what our program has to offer.View courses
Undergraduates can find plenty of opportunities to participate in research at ECE ILLINOIS. All faculty members are encouraged to include an undergraduate research statement on their ECE profile on this Web site - see a compilation of research statements.
However, if you are interested in the research of a faculty member not included in that list, feel free to contact that person with your ideas. A student-driven initiative called PURE can also help you find undergraduate research opportunities.
Students can earn technical credit hours by conducting undergraduate research, as well. ECE 297 is a one-hour research course open to freshmen and sophomores. It can be taken twice for a maximum credit of two hours, which will count as ECE technical electives. You are also allowed to collect six additional hours of research-related credit to count for your ECE technical electives. These can originate from individual study courses such as ECE 396, ECE 397, ECE 496, or ECE 499. Their equivalents in other departments can count as technical elective hours.
The ECE 496/499 combination is taken for the senior research project, culminating in a senior thesis. Students taking ECE 496/499 are also required to make oral presentation of their research findings in the College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium. Credit for ECE 445 (required Senior Design course in EE program) will be awarded to students with senior thesis projects that involve hardware design or testing.
For more information about graduate research, please see the MS and PhD Graduate Study Manual.
You‘ll have plenty of opportunities to excel at ECE ILLINOIS, with honors programs within our department, the College of Engineering, and the Illinois campus as a whole.
Each year, ECE ILLINOIS presents thousands of dollars in scholarships, fellowships and awards to our students. Generous donations make these awards possible, and they serve to support our students throughout their time in ECE.
Studying at ECE ILLINOIS will broaden your worldview - and that's especially true for our students who study abroad. It's easy to fit an international experience into your time in ECE ILLINOIS.
ECE ILLINOIS consistently ranks in the top five engineering programs in the country. Our accredited program offers more than 130 courses, and 100 faculty members who are among the best in their fields.
A degree ECE ILLINOIS will prepare you to achieve your professional dreams, whatever they may be. Our graduates consistently earn more than the national average.
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