BS in Electrical Engineering

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

bs-in-electrical-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Electrical engineers hold the keys to the operation of the vast majority of the devices we use in our everyday lives.
  • A degree in electrical engineering from UIC will give you the knowledge and skills you need to join their ranks.
  • Electrical engineering is always extending its boundaries into new areas of technology. Electrical engineers are developing the technology needed to power electric cars far beyond the range of today’s batteries and charging stations. They are working on nanoscale devices that have the potential to reshape medical diagnosis and treatment. Electrical engineering is helping us to be more energy-efficient and exploring ways to make renewable energy useful to a greater proportion of the world’s population.
  • What about electrical engineering excites you? Perhaps you want to help create the robots that will be powered by the next generation of artificial intelligence. Maybe you will develop a way that puts wind energy onto the grid in a more efficient way. Or you could be part of a team that determines what 6G wireless will be like and when we will get it.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • September 2022
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

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
  • Plan of Study Grid
  • Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER HOURS

  • MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hrs
  • CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 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
  • ECE 265 Introduction to Logic Design 4 hrs
  • General Education Core courses 6 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
  • MATH 310 Applied Linear Algebra 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 15

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 346 Solid State Device Theory 4 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 17

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 322 Introduction to Electromagnetics and Applications 4 hrs
  • ECE 311 Communication Engineering 4 hrs
  • ECE 317 Digital Signal Processing I 4 hrs
  • ECE 340 Electronics I 4 hrs
  • Hours 16 hrs

Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ECE 396 Senior Design I 2 hrs
  • ECE 350 Principles of Automatic Control 4 hrs
  • ECE 342 Electronics II 4 hrs
  • Technical Electives 4 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 17 hrs

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 397 Senior Design II 2 hrs
  • ECE 499 Professional Development Seminar 0 hrs
  • Technical Electives 13hrs
  • Hours 15
  • 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

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