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Our Impact

The Grainger College of Engineering is one of the top engineering programs in the world, enabling individuals to improve their quality of life through education, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal engagement. Our graduates and faculty transform the world for the better.

Advancing frontiers of research

The world's brightest minds are here at Grainger Engineering, tackling today’s toughest challenges through research and experiential learning.

Our Research

Collaborating as a community

We are dedicated to producing the most innovative and creative leaders by establishing a strong community through student organizations and involvement. 

Our Communities

Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are among Grainger Engineering’s core values for an exceptional research, academic and college experience. 

Our Commitment

Illinois engineers are applying advanced artificial intelligence solutions to skyscrapers, personalized medicine, cybersecurity and more.   

At Grainger Engineering, the possibilities are limitless.

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The Grainger Engineering academic experience offers engaging professors, state-of-the-art facilities and resources, and endless opportunities for all students. Whether you're a first-year undergraduate, working toward a PhD or seeking a professional development certificate, we'll help you become the engineer you want to be.


Explore our major options and customize your education with flexible minors and dual-degree programs. 

Undergraduate Programs


Impact science and industry with our professional and research-oriented, thesis-based master's and Ph.D. program, offered across 12 departments.

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Discover our flexible online master's degrees and certificate programs, customized to provide knowledge that immediately applies to the workplace.

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