University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering

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Coordinates: 41°52′15″N 87°39′00″W / 41.870800°N 87.65010°W / 41.870800; -87.65010

College of Engineering
UIC College of Engineering Logo 2015.png
Type Public
Established 1946
Dean Peter C. Nelson
Academic staff
Students 3,665 (2014)
Undergraduates 2,524 (2014)
Postgraduates 1141
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Affiliations ABET

The College of Engineering is an academic department at the University of Illinois at Chicago offering both undergraduate and graduate programs of study.


The College of Engineering predates the current campus, having been founded in 1946 at the Navy Pier campus.[1]

The college is recognized for its academic excellence with undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic departments.[2] The College has 125 faculty members: two members of the National Academy of Engineering; 53 are Fellows of their professional societies; 26 are National Science Foundation CAREER or Presidential Young Investigator Award winners; and, more than 10 are editors of major research journals.

Research programs in the college have grown rapidly over the years and are conducted in 6 departments and 7 interdisciplinary centers. During FY2014, the total research expenditure for the College of Engineering was more than +$22 million. The college currently has over 150 funded projects totaling $65.4 million. Most importantly, our faculty have received over 35 teaching awards since 2005.

UIC College of Engineering main buildings


The college has six departments:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Materials Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


The college performs leading edge research in four interdisciplinary areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Nano-Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Energy/Environmental Technology
+$22 Million Research Expenditures and over 150 funded projects totaling $65.4 million in FY2014

Institutes and centers[edit]

The College of Engineering houses some internal institutes and centers:[3]

  • Center for Research and Instruction in Technologies for Electronic Security
  • Electronic Visualization Laboratory
  • Energy Resources Center
  • Manufacturing Research Center (joint with UIUC)
  • Nanotechnology Core Facility
  • Advancement of Smart Infrastructure Sensor Technology

Additionally, faculty participate in many university-wide centers, including:


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