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Online Registration

Those interested in applying for admissions to an online degree or certificate program must do so according to the requirements set forth by the University of Illinois and the department of interest. Steps for admissions are available through each department listed below. Please contact us with any questions regarding the admissions process.

You can take courses before being admitted to a degree program. Test it out. Decide if this is the right option for you. Brush up on a skillset for your professional growth. You can take up to 12 hours of credit prior to being admitted that may be transferred into the degree program with departmental approval.

NOTE: Taking courses prior to admission does not guarantee future admission to a degree program.

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Engineering Online is about providing lifelong learning opportunities with the same level of quality that students of the University of Illinois experience on campus.

  • 20-year history of delivering online education
  • 9 complete master’s degree programs
  • 17 specialized certificates
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  • Dedicated online student services
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Learn more about Online Engineering Programs

How to Register

Students may take courses before being admitted to a degree program. Up to 12 hours of credit taken prior to being admitted may be transferred into the degree program with departmental approval. Taking courses prior to admission does not guarantee future admission to a degree program.

It is very important that you are familiar with Cancel, Drop, and Withdrawal policies before enrolling in an online course. Contact us at engr-o2pep@illinois.edu with any questions before enrolling.

Online Student Tuition & Fees

  1. Read this important information regarding payments and refunds.
  2. Visit our Course Offerings page to view course descriptions, prerequisites, and to select the appropriate CRN.
  3. Register for courses:
  4. Order textbooks. All textbook information is located at the Illini Union Bookstore, but textbooks can be ordered from Amazon and other stores as well. Please remember to order before the start of the term.

Registration Guidelines

You do not need to be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to enroll in an online course. Any student with a bachelor's degree can register for an online course as a non-degree student (please note that non-degree students who are taking courses are not in a degree program, and successful completion of these courses does not guarantee admissions into the degree program). Individuals are responsible for determining if they have the required-course prerequisites prior to registering. Up to 12 hours of University of Illinois credit, taken prior to being admitted, will transfer into a degree program with departmental approval.

System Requirements

Since you will be conducting your coursework online, including watching lectures and submitting assignments, we recommend that you have a good quality computer and a reliable Internet connection. A fast, reliable Internet connection makes it easier to participate in the class. Taking classes with connections under 128Kbps is possible, but we recommend a broadband connection. It is very important that you visit our How It Works / Course Demos page to ensure that you can view the course lectures adequately before registering for courses.

Contact Us

Office of Online Programs
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

400 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Email: engr-o2pep@illinois.edu
Call: 217-333-6634