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University Of Illinois Chicago

Chicago , Illinois ,United States

MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The department offers a comprehensive range of courses in the field of electrical engineering and computer engineering. Major research areas include bioelectronics and biomimetics, computer engineering, electromagnetics, device physics and electronics, and information systems.

Research facilities in ECE include the Nanotechnology Core Facility, a versatile MEMS/Nano facility, which also contains a microfabrication laboratory with a 3,000-square-foot Class 100/1000 clean room that enables a broad spectrum of innovative multidisciplinary research, and, a microfluidics center for studying properties of nanodrops; Andrews Electromagnetics Laboratory; Computational Intelligence Laboratory; Robotics Laboratory; Design Automation and Reconfiguration Technology Laboratory; Laboratory for Energy and Switching Electronics Systems; Nanoengineering Research Laboratory; Micromechatronic Systems Laboratory; Networking Research Laboratory; Waveform Optimization Laboratory; 3D Nano-Fabrication for Drug Discovery and Bio-Medical Application Labs; Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices Lab; High Performance Circuits and Systems (HIPERCAS) Lab; Networks Information Communications and Engineering Systems Laboratory (NICEST); Power Energy Innovation Lab; and Advanced Electronics of Nano-Devices Laboratory.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months (OPT duration depends on the major studied).


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

English Proficiency Test Score Submission

  • TOEFL scores must be reported* to UIC directly from ETS.
    • Use our Institutional Code 1851.
    • All programs are able to access the test scores regardless of department code, as long as our institutional code is used.
  • PTE Academic scores must be reported* to UIC directly from Pearson.
    • Select University of Illinois at Chicago from the institution selection menu.
  • IELTS Academic
    • IELTS results must be delivered to our Electronic Download account by the IELTS test center.
      • Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent to our E-Download account using the IELTS system with the following information: 
        • Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
        • Department: Office of Admissions
        • Address: 1200 West Harrison Steet
        • Address2: Suite 1100
        • City: Chicago
        • State: IL
        • Zip: 60607

*Note that it can take up to two weeks from the process/ship date for reported scores to be reflected as received within our application system.

English proficiency test scores are considered valid for two years from the test date and must be valid at the time of application.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 34112 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
    Application Fee: 75 USD
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