Academic Resources

Engineering Career Services

Engineering Career Services are committed to producing the best outcomes for our students at Illinois. From the minute you step on campus, you can utilize our resources for searching for internships and co-ops, creating résumés and cover letters, and finding your dream job. Additionally, we cultivate strong, lasting relationships with the top companies in engineering in order to pass those networks on to you.

International Programs

Choose your international experience

Even in Engineering you’ll be able to fit an international experience into your schedule. You can choose to study abroad, intern abroad, or volunteer abroad.

Grainger Engineering Library Information Center

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library has one of the largest public university collections, and the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center is the largest U.S. engineering library. The Grainger Library contains 260,000 volumes of journals, books, reports, standards, theses, conference proceedings, and other materials. Holdings include more than 1,000 ongoing journal subscriptions and a large number of continually received conference and series publications.

Office for Technical Consulting Resources (OTCR)

OTCR is a non-profit consulting organization run by extremely bright and technically proficient students at the University of Illinois. The mission of this entirely student-run consulting service is to: a) deliver outstanding solutions to clients for their unique business challenges; and b) accelerate learning in a high-energy environment to prepare our students to become leaders in a variety of different careers. OTCR is comprised of 50 top students, primarily from the Colleges of Engineering and Business, and has advised clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses in a variety of industries and practice areas for over 10 years.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)

Students intending to pursue teaching professions can develop their skills and knowledge through a variety of PFF courses and other resources.

College Teaching Effectiveness Network (CTEN)

CTEN is a campus student organization that helps students prepare for academic careers through workshops and activities.

If you have specific questions, contact Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs for additional information.

Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC)

If you are interested in representing graduate students and working with the Dean of Engineering to impact your experience at Illinois, apply for the Dean's Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee. Members are able to serve on a one-year renewable basis.

Thesis Workspace

Thesis Workspace is a tool to help master's and doctoral students navigate the thesis-writing process and learn more about campus resources. The Workspace is broken into several modules that help to demystify aspects of thesis-writing, identify and navigate challenges, learn about campus support units, seek work-life balance, and celebrate their accomplishments. There are activities to help students make a progress plan and discussion boards where they can share tips, ask for advice, and build a community with a broad network of students who have the same goal.

The Graduate College Handbook

For policies and requirements, see the Graduate College Handbook. Individual graduate programs or departments may have additional policies.

Undergraduate Advising

It’s vital to us in Engineering at Illinois that we provide the advising you need. The Undergraduate Advising office is here to help as your advocates and an excellent campus resource. If we don't have the answer, we’ll help you find it.