Paths to ECE at Illinois
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an education that allows students to master the fundamentals that will make them outstanding engineers. Learn more about what sets ECE at the University of Illinois apart, and how you might fit in our program. Click through your path to find admissions requirements and instructions, campus visit information, and other useful resources.
BE A COMPUTER ENGINEER
By understanding a computer system from top to bottom, computer engineers are well prepared to create the wide array of computing systems and software we use every day.
BE AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Electrical engineers are creating the digital systems on which computing is built — the batteries, antennas, circuits, and other hardware that defines today’s technology.
Why ECE at Illinois
If you love math, physics, and the idea of learning with the best, you should consider ECE at Illinois. Built on a foundation of hands-on learning and incredible innovations, the department features cutting-edge research, an incredible curriculum featuring classes you won’t find anywhere else, and the support you’ll need for a lifetime of success.
Tour the ECE Building
Peek inside the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building on the University of Illinois campus by watching our video tour.
Plan Your Visit
Come see all our Urbana-Champaign campus has to offer, including the ECE Building.
About the ECE Building
A new home building for Illinois ECE opened in the fall of 2014. Learn about the features that make the ECE Building a unique and outstanding asset for our students and faculty. You can also learn more about how financial support for the building can make a difference in our department.