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Can I transfer credits to the Master of Engineering program?

You may transfer up to 8 non-Illinois graduate level credits into the program as long as the credits have not been applied to another degree program. Additional requirements apply; please see the M.Eng.ME Student Handbook for more details.

Can I apply to the Master of Engineering program and later transfer to the Master of Science program?

No. Admission or enrollment in the Master of Engineering program is not transferable to our department’s Master of Science programs.

Can I pursue a PhD after the Master of Engineering degree?

Yes; upon completion of the Master of Engineering degree, students are eligible to apply to the PhD program.  If a MechSE faculty member has offered you a research assistantship (RA) appointment, then you do not have to apply and may submit a Graduate Student Record Form to petition for entry to the PhD program. If a MechSE faculty member has not offered you an RA appointment, then you should apply to the PhD program using the regular application system.  All applications are subject to any posted application deadlines. 

After enrollment in the program, is there a minimum GPA I must maintain?

Yes. All students enrolled in the M.Eng.ME program are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

What is the minimum GPA required to apply for the program?

3.00 is the minimum GPA for eligible applicants. For a full list of Application Requirements, click here

What is the cost of the program?

On-campus tuition and fees are set by the Office of the Registrar at Illinois. Tuition and fee rates can be found here.

Online enrollment is billed differently since online students are not on campus. More information about tuition and fees for online enrollment can be found here.

Can you tell me more about the community?

Champaign-Urbana is a thriving community that combines Midwestern friendliness and ease of living with a micro-urban environment surrounding campus, all within a college town that boasts two micro-urban downtown areas in addition to the Campustown area. The community is filled with college and graduate/professional-aged students; there are over 49,000 students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Champaign-Urbana is within three hours’ distance of Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Find out more.

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