All Courses

BS in Computer Engineering

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

bs-in-computer-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

See all cycles

First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
A computer engineering major from UIC positions you to develop computer technologies—hardware and software—that increase human capabilities worldwide.

  • Think of all the things that have changed in computing in the last two decades. Global society is in constant pursuit of computers that are smaller, more powerful, and easier to use. Computer engineering helps to determine not only the nature of the machines we use, but also the type of software they can handle and what that means for people on a day-to-day basis.
  • Computer engineering is a fast-changing field, and UIC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides you with an education that will help you drive and lead those changes—not just keep pace with them.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • Sample Course Schedule
  • Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER HOURS

  • MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hrs
  • CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory  1 hrs
  • ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hrs
  • ECE 115 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 4 hrs
  • ENGR 100 Engineering Orientation a 1 hrs

Hours 16

SECOND SEMESTER

  • MATH 181 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4 hrs
  • ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hrs
  • CS 107 Introduction to Computing and Programming 4 hrs

Hours 15

Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • MATH 210 Calculus III 3 hrs
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 hrs
  • CS 151 Mathematical Foundations of Computing 3 hrs
  • ECE 265 Introduction to Logic Design 4 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 17

SECOND SEMESTER

  • MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • PHYS 260 Introduction to Thermal Physics 2 hrs
  • ECE 266 Introduction to Embedded Systems 4 hrs
  • CS 251 Data Structures 4 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 16

Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ECE 225 Circuit Analysis 4 hrs
  • ECE 310 Discrete and Continuous Signals and Systems 3 hrs
  • ECE 341 Probability and Random Processes for Engineers 3 hrs
  • ECE 366 Computer Organization 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 16

SECOND SEMESTER

  • MATH 310 Applied Linear Algebra 3 hrs
  • ECE 333 Computer Communication Networks I 4 hrs
  • ECE 340 Electronics I 4 hrs
  • ECE 465 Digital Systems Design 3hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 17

Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ECE 396 Senior Design I 22hrs
  • ECE 466 Advanced Computer Architecture 32hrs
  • ECE 467 Introduction to VLSI Design 42hrs
  • Technical Elective 32hrs
  • General Education Core course 32hrs

Hours 15

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 397 Senior Design II 2hrs
  • Technical Electives 14
  • ECE 499 Professional Development Seminar 0hrs
  • Hours 16
  • Total Hours 128

  • ENGR 100 is one-semester-hour course, but does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300 
  • Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $13,000 
  • Dining $4,300 
  • Other $2,000

Interested in this course?

Our Admissions Counsellors would love to assist!

Date of birth