Strong international ties help the department attract the world’s brightest students to Illinois and provide resident students with opportunities to experience technical and cultural diversity. Overseas collaborations enable CEE at Illinois to offer expertise to emerging educational establishments worldwide, foster faculty and student exchange, and achieve global engagement in teaching and research.
Opportunities for travel
Many CEE students have the opportunity to travel the world as part of their coursework. In recent years, students in the CEE 449 course have traveled to locations in Africa and Mexico. The Global Leaders in Construction Management group has visited construction sites around the globe. Graduate students working with faculty members on research projects have found themselves in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nepal and India. Closer to home, our more than 20 student organizations feature several with an international focus, such as the Illinois student chapter of Engineers without Borders, whose mission is to promote community-driven engineering projects fostered by local partners for a sustainable global future.
Global CEE M.S. Program
First year domestic M.S. students in CEE are eligible to apply for the Global CEE MS Program, which is designed to provide students with a foundation and framework to develop the technical skills and tools needed to become effective engineering leaders and managers.
To learn about additional opportunities for study abroad, explore the following websites:
Global CEE M.S. Program
First year international M.S. students in CEE are eligible to apply for the Global CEE MS Program, which is designed to provide students with a foundation and framework to develop the technical skills and tools needed to become effective engineering leaders and managers.
3+2 B.S.+M.S. Program
Cooperative agreements with overseas universities facilitate student exchange and collaborations in research and education. Among them, the 3+2 B.S.+M.S. program allows international students to spend their senior year at Illinois, obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from their home institution, and continue their education to earn a Master of Science degree from CEE at Illinois.
The following universities have cooperative agreements with CEE at Illinois:
- Abu Dhabi University
- Beijing Jiaotong University
- Central South University
- Dalian University of Technology
- Harbin Institute of Technology
- Istanbul Technical University
- South China University of Technology
- Southeast University
- Southwest Jiaotong University
- Tecnológico de Monterrey
- Tongji University
- Tsinghua University
- Zhejiang University
For more information on the 3+2 B.S.+M.S. program, contact:
Coordinator of International Programs
Phone: (217) 265-8039
Professor Erol Tutumluer
Director of International Programs
1205 Newmark/122 ATREL
205 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-8637
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Additional links of interest:
Illinois International (provides services to students seeking an international education at Illinois)
International Student and Scholar Services (resources for international students)