School and Ranking Information
Computer engineering and electronics studies in Chicago can be found at a public, a private nonprofit and a for-profit institution. Based on rankings, student population and school type, the following university is considered a top school in Chicago for computer engineering and electronics degree programs:
- Winner: The University of Illinois at Chicago is the only public institution and the largest school in terms of enrollment of any type of school in the city to provide studies in computer engineering and electronics. Students can earn a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in computer engineering or electronics engineering.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Ranking||#149 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $13,410 (in state); $25,800 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Engineering and Electronics Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Computer Engineering and Electronics Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||135**|
|Most Popular Computer Engineering and Electronics Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (87 awarded; 19 in computer engineering and 68 in electronics engineering)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||57%**|
|Noteworthy||Graduate computer engineering and electronics engineering programs ranked #63 and #64, respectively, among national universities (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of Illinois at Chicago
- Half of the computer and electronics engineering faculty are Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Many faculty members are recipients of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) CAREER award
- The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers several research labs and centers, including the Robotics Lab, Andrew Electromagnetics Laboratory and the Laboratory for Energy and Switching Electronics Systems
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public university that offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree level, as well as post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificate programs. The school enrolls more than 28,000 students in 16 colleges, including the College of Engineering. Housed in this college is the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which awards Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program provides a broad-based understanding of computer sciences, electrical engineering and the physical sciences. In addition to intensive math lessons, courses touch upon circuit analysis, computer architecture and the design of digital electronic circuits and computer operating systems. Seniors apply engineering skills in a 2-semester design project as a culmination of what they learn in this program. The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program provides students with a strong theoretical basis and contemporary tools to solve practical problems. Core studies focus on engineering, mathematics and physics; students then continue in specialized studies in electrical engineering.
The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program offers an intensive coursework option with classes in computer architecture, electromagnetics, solid-state electronics, power electronics and computer systems. The program also offers a thesis option. Students of the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program have opportunities to teach introductory courses, research with senior faculty and pursue highly specialized areas of study within their area. They may enter this program with either a master's degree or a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related discipline, and coursework taken depends on the prior degree earned.