12 months
36150 USD/year
36150 USD/year
18998 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering. 


We offer a master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Many faculty members hold affiliate status with other departments, and a number of faculty members from other departments hold affiliate status with the department. 

Key Features 

  • In addition, some faculty hold appointments in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Materials Research Laboratory, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. 
  • All these affiliations provide opportunities for graduate student appointments to conduct research.

Programme Structure

Areas of study:

  • applied computational theory; 
  • bioengineering, acoustics, and biomedical imaging; 
  • communications; 
  • computer-aided design and testing; 
  • computer systems, computer vision and robotics; 
  • decision and control; 
  • electromagnetic fields; 
  • optics, lasers, and plasmas; 
  • integrated circuits; 
  • microelectro-mechanical systems; 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed an electrical engineering curriculum or a computer engineering curriculum substantially equivalent to those of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
  • Graduates of curricula in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science may be admitted if they are judged to have the necessary background to profit from graduate work in electrical and computer engineering. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for the last two years of undergraduate study is required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36150 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 36150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    36150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18998 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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