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AI/ML engineering is rapidly becoming a core engineering skill that needs to be taught to working engineers to ensure they stay on top of their profession.

Plamen Petrov, Ph.D.  |  Adjunct Lecturer | Department of Computer Science | Master of Engineering Faculty

The ideal MEng Candidate will possess: Heading link

  • A baccalaureate or equivalent degree in engineering or a closely related field—such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics—from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • For non-engineering or computer science majors, applicants must have calculus 1 through calculus 3 (which is the equivalent to Math 180, Math 181 and Math 210 at UIC) and the equivalent of 10 credit hours in sciences, all with a grade of C or better.
  • A cumulative “B” average for the final 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study, including all work taken in the semester in which the student began the final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study. The cumulative grade point average obtained in all work completed beyond the baccalaureate will also be computed and considered in the admissions decision.
  • Two years or more of post-bachelor’s work experience in engineering, computer science or a related field.
  • A strong academic interest in engineering and an enthusiasm for online learning in a collaborative virtual community of faculty and fellow students.

Applications are thoughtfully evaluated on an individual basis, and students who do not meet the exact candidate criteria outlined above are still welcome to apply. The committee gives consideration to individuals who, for example, may not quite meet the academic requirements but whose professional experience in engineering distinguishes them as excellent candidates.

GRE scores are not required for admission to the online Master of Engineering program.

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Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take an English competency test.

Minimum required scores are:

  • iBT Internet-based TOEFL of 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21;
  • New Paper-Based TOEFL (after August 2018) of 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21;
  • Institutional Testing Paper-Based TOEFL (prior to August 2018) of 550;
  • IELTS of 6.5, with all four subsections of at least 6.0; or PTE-Academic of 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.

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