What will I learn?

Engineering is the combination of timeless knowledge, such as the ability to think in terms of systems and analysis, and frontier knowledge driven by inexorable technological innovation. While the interests and aspirations of most undergraduate students in McCormick are well-supported by our departmental degree programs, some students have visions that motivate them to explore new, emerging connections between fields.

Engineering has traditionally been divided into sub-disciplines and organized within academic departments such as civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and others.

As organizational structures and names evolve to reflect new ideas and disciplines, the boundaries between sub-disciplines in engineering, and between engineering and other fields of studies (e.g., medicine, chemistry, physics, economics, earth science, and others) become less rigid.

Many career opportunities and advanced research efforts cross these boundaries and thus define new areas of application and study. Increasingly, key advances in both engineering science and its applications occur at or beyond traditional boundaries, at the intersections between engineering fields, and between engineering and other areas of expertise.

Which department am I in?

McCormick School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $18,040 per quarter
Start date

24 September 2019


McCormick School of Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road,



60208, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants whose primary language is not English or whose secondary school curriculum has not been in English must submit exam results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Applicant must have secondary school record or college record and written statements. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores required for whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.