Graduate Blog

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April 25, 2018

The College of Engineering is collaborating with the Gies College of Business to provide engineering students access to the iMBA program, the Illinois MBA program offered entirely online. This program will begin with MS students in CEE, who can apply for a limited number of available seats in the iMBA Certificate program for CEE students for the 2018-19 academic year. Accepted students will be eligible to complete one of the core specializations in the iMBA program, Value Chain Management.

Upon completion of the specialization, students will earn a certificate and 12 hours of credit that can be transferred to the iMBA degree program, which students can apply for and continue after their MS degree in CEE. 

The Value Chain Management specialization focuses on managerial accounting, process management, and marketing. Selected students should expect to spend about 10-15 hours per week on three 8-week classes, two in the fall semester and one in the spring semester, and the specialization also includes completion of a two-week capstone project in the spring semester. Courses are offered online, and students view course content via the Coursera platform and participate in live sessions with business school faculty. 

Program Details

Full-time MS students in CEE for the 2018-19 academic year are eligible (30 seats are available) Specialization can be completed with no additional tuition or fees, although students will have to purchase course packets Applications due April 30 Information session Monday, April 9, 5pm, 2311 Newmark

Note that this program is limited to students who will be full-time students for the fall and spring semesters. For students graduating, the iMBA program is still a great opportunity, and you can begin with any of the core specializations once your CEE degree is completed. If you would like to learn more about the program, please feel free to contact me.

April 25, 2018

Students planning to deposit a thesis for May 2018 graduation are reminded that the submission deadline is April 27. Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process and links to downloadable deposit checklists, visit the Thesis Office web page.

April 25, 2018

If you are planning to attend the Doctoral Hooding ceremony on May 11, you must register by April 30. Recipients of doctoral degrees must have successfully deposited their dissertations by April 20 in order to participate in the ceremony. The focal point of the ceremony is the formal hooding of doctoral students by their faculty advisers. To register please visit our website

April 25, 2018

Do you have an Incomplete from Fall 2017? May 3 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Fall 2017 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.

May 3 is the deadline to drop a Spring 2018 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.

May 3 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Spring 2018 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.

May 3 is the deadline to add a Spring 2018 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Registration / Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.

Late Registration / Late Course Change forms and Withdrawal/Cancellation forms need to be received by the Graduate College before 5:00 p.m. on Reading Day, Thursday, May 3. 

April 24, 2018

CEE 595AG Seminar

Environmental Engineering and Science

Program Seminar

Biotransformation of carbendazim by a complete ammonia oxidizer

Yaochun Yu

Advisor: Yujie Men


Performance and Physicochemical Characterization of 1st Generation Dendrimer Based Membrane

Seungyun Park

Advisor: Benito Mariñas


April 26, 2018

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.

                                                                 1518 Hydrosystems Laboratory

Everyone is welcome