top ten ranked degree programs and specialties
overall undergraduate degree program
overall graduate degree program
overall ranking among online master's in engineering
of undergraduate students participate in research
women in undergraduate class
of undergraduates land their first-choice destination
Nobel Prize winners
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.
Community of Collaboration
Our student organizations are the heart of the Grainger Engineering community and we are dedicated to producing the best innovative and creative leaders.
There’s no academic experience quite like Grainger Engineering. Ranked the #6 college of engineering with 13 top 5 programs from US News and World Report, we have a reputation of being the best of the best. But a lot goes into those numbers. Engaging professors. State-of-the-art facilities. Groundbreaking student resources. Brilliant classmates. Supportive environment. Endless opportunities. Whether you're a first year undergraduate or working toward a PhD, our programs are designed to help you become the engineer you want to be.
The Grainger College of Engineering offers an unrivaled academic experience, with world-class faculty leading undergraduate programs designed to help you fulfill your greatest potential. Explore options across 15 top-ranked engineering majors, and customize your education with minors and dual-degree programs offer even more flexibility. Your brightest future starts here, at Grainger Engineering.
Grainger Engineering offers research-oriented, thesis-based master's and Ph.D. programs, as well as professionally-oriented master's programs, across 12 departments. These programs enable you to interact with leaders of their field, have sufficient impact on science and industry, and explore innovation and discovery across disciplinary boundaries.
Grainger Engineering offers 11 online master's degree programs across a range of engineering subjects, allowing students to find a graduate specialization that meets their academic and professional goals. The online master's degree programs are instructed by world-class faculty and feature an enriching engineering curriculum of in-demand knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace.
- Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE)
- Master of Engineering in Aerospace Systems Engineering (MEng)
- Master of Engineering in Bioengineering (MEng)
- Master of Computer Science (MCS)
- Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
- Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering (MEng)
“My advice to incoming students would be to find opportunities and experiences that they are most passionate about and to pursue those things with determination. There is something for everyone at the University of Illinois.”
John Han, Computer Engineering '21
Casting a vision for transformation
Over the next five years, The Grainger College of Engineering will direct and invest its resources to pursue six overarching strategic directions to achieve excellence in pursuit of its mission and vision.