Professional Degree Programs
Fast track your career goals and maximize your growth potential
Grainger Engineering professional master’s degrees prepare students for careers in industry through coursework that encourages technical depth and professional development. The goal is to develop professional engineers who enter the workforce with industry-relevant experience and skills.
Professional Development Components
Learn your options to complete the professional development component of your degree program.
How Industry Partners can connect with professionally-oriented students
Learn how to connect with our professionally-oriented students through capstone projects and internships.
Unique "Micro-Urban" Community
Urbana-Champaign is on an accelerated development track, emerging as a leading example of a "micro-urban" community—a population center of less than 250,000 with a set of highly desirable attributes commonly found in larger cities. Our vibrant arts/culture/nightlife scene, internationally diverse population, strong technology base, and commitment to societal issues coupled with a world-class university make this an ideal place to live, study, and work.