International Programs

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.

Global Leaders in Construction Management student trip
Global Leaders in Construction Management group.

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, Mexico and Puerto Rico. 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.  And the Grainger College's International Programs in Engineering can help you find your perfect study abroad location.

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.

B.S.+M.S. Program

Cooperative agreements with overseas universities facilitate student exchange and collaborations in research and education. Among them, the 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.

  • Earn degrees from two prestigious universities
  • Learn from and interact with world-class faculty
  • Use state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities
  • Prepare for a successful career with an integrated B.S.+.M.S. program

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Additional Links of Interest


International Programs
in Engineering 

UIUC Study Abroad 

University of Illinois
Study Abroad Program

Illinois International 

Services for students seeking an international education at Illinois.

International Student & Scholar Services 

International student resources.