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Learn from the Experts What do you get when you put 100 faculty experts in one ECE department? A world of opportunity. If you choose to pursue a graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, you’ll be working with leading researchers, teachers, and scholars who will challenge and push you toward the career you want—whether your interests lie in timetested specialties like power transmission and control, or newer fields like parallel computing and nanotechnology.

Bright lights. Big responsibilities. It’s one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with the third largest collection of nuclear plants in the world. And the responsibility for leading the team that ensures Exelon’s vast resources are operated in compliance with hundreds of complex reliability regulations rests on one ECE ILLINOIS graduate. With a singular degree. From an exceptional graduate program that’s used to lighting the way. Let ECE ILLINOIS turn your basic science or engineering degree into the foundation of an exciting career.


The power to lead.

Jennifer Sterling Director, Transmission Strategy & Compliance Exelon Corporation Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois BSEE ‘89, MSEE ‘90


Innovate the Future At Illinois, graduate students are not simply along for the ride. They are active researchers in ongoing projects. Faculty provide the guidance and leadership needed for research projects, but graduate students provide much of the innovation needed to drive research into the future. Careers can be built on what students develop at Illinois.

Be in Demand Find out what our 21,000 alumni already know: ECE graduates are in demand. In a given year as many as 800 companies come to campus to recruit engineering superstars. And, when they hire ECE graduates who have MS and PhD degrees, they typically pay them thousands of dollars above the national average.

Zero to 60 in 1.5. In less than two years, you can earn the same graduate degree that put Martin Eberhard in the driver’s seat of the world’s first all-electric sports car. Fast-track your career with an ECE ILLINOIS degree.


An automotive first.

Martin Eberhard Founder, Tesla Motors Inc. Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois BSCompE ‘83, MSEE ‘84


Leave the Lab There’s no doubt about it­— you’ll work hard for your graduate degree at ECE ILLINOIS. But when you’re ready for a break, you’ll find vibrant, exciting opportunities outside the doors of your laboratory. Arts and culture, Big Ten sports, shiny new recreation facilities, and a bustling and diverse community are waiting to be explored.

Learn More Visit www.ece.illinois.edu to find research information, rankings, news, faculty profiles and contact information, application dates and deadlines, and much more.

Lights. Camera. Progress. From Rhythm and Hues to Industrial Light & Magic, Steve Sullivan’s résumé reads like a who’s who of the leading tech companies in Hollywood. And among his credits on major hits like Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, and his two Academy Awards for technical achievements in video and motion effects, you’ll find the graduate degree from ECE ILLINOIS that made it all possible. Put your career in motion with ECE ILLINOIS.


The magic of Hollywood.

Steve Sullivan Industrial Light & Magic Director of Research and Development Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois MSEE ‘91, PhD ‘97


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