Dual Degrees

Grainger College of Engineering students who wish to pursue a dual degree either within or outside of engineering should ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements to apply and pursue a dual degree. Campus requirements, including the 30 additional hours required for the dual degree, can be found in the Student Code. Details specific for Grainger College of Engineering students can be found below.

  • Students pursuing a dual degree within the Grainger College of Engineering must:

    • Be enrolled in the Grainger College of Engineering for a minimum of two semesters.
    • Take at least 30 additional hours above those required for the degree with the highest number of total hours.
    • Earn 12 hours of distinct, advanced level coursework.
    • To be eligible for a Dual Degree, students should be eligible for an ICT or IDT into Engineering.

Students who wish to Dual Degree with both degrees in engineering must apply to IDT to the most in-demand degree as their first choice. No dual degree application to an in-demand major will be considered at a later time.

  • To Apply:
    • Current Grainger Engineering students who joined University of Illinois as a Freshman in Summer 2017 or later and are planning for TWO Engineering degrees
    • Current Grainger Engineering students who joined University of Illinois as a Freshman in Summer 2017 or later and are planning a dual degree in another college
      • Students should check the other colleges processes and timelines.
    • Students who started at the University of Illinois in Pre-Engineering (DGS) as a first-year student in summer 2017 or later
      • Must apply in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th semester of enrollment.
      • Students should apply to the Grainger College of Engineering using the ICT application process first and then apply later for a dual degree.
    • Students who started at the University of Illinois in DGS General as a freshman in summer 2017 or later 
      • Must apply in 2nd semester of enrollment.
      • Apply to Pre-Engineering (DGS) using the PREP Portfolio. Then apply to the Grainger College of Engineering using the ICT application process first and then apply later for a dual degree.
    • Students who started at the University of Illinois in another college (non DGS general or non Engineering) as a first-year student in summer 2017 or later 
      • Must apply in 2nd semester of enrollment.
      • Notify your current college of your intentions.
      • Meet with advisors of your current major and desired dual engineering degree to plan courses and obtain signatures on the Engineering Dual Degree Form.
      • Complete the ENGR Portfolio to apply for the Dual Degree. Students will need the Engineering Dual Degree Form completed with all signatures, as well as a resume to apply.
        • In the ENGR Portfolio, select "College of Engineering" and that entered "Prior to Summer 2017"
        • If approved, students will be placed into PREP and be required to apply again next semester via ENGR Portfolio.
        • If the second application from PREP to Engineering is denied, students will be expected to go back to their primary college or make alternate plans.
    • Students who started at the University of Illinois prior to Summer 2017 must email engineering@illinois.edu to check for eligibility and process.
  • Applications will be reviewed with the same criteria as for an ICT or IDT. Given the high demand for Engineering degrees, the priority might be given to first degree (ICT/IDT) applications for degrees in high demand.
  • If a Grainger Engineering student had to change colleges for their secondary major, they do not reapply for an ICT to come back to Engineering but should fill out the Transfer Petition and speak with a College academic advisor.
  • Students who are no longer interested in pursuing the dual degree once their application has been approved and they have accepted must fill out the Rescind Dual Degree form and email it to engineering@illinois.edu by the 10th day of classes.

Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) Dual Degree

To be eligible to apply for an ILEE dual degree you must:

    • be a Grainger Engineering undergraduate student, or
      be enrolled in the BS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES), or
      be pursuing a BS in Chemical Engineering (ChBE) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS),
    • have taken (or be taking) a TE course when you apply for ILEE, and
    • have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.
  • You can apply for the ILEE Dual BS degree:
    • after your first year at Illinois, if you entered the university as a first-year student, or
    • after your first semester at Illinois if you entered the university as a transfer student, and
    • up to the semester before your last year as an Illinois student.

For more information, including dates/deadlines, department contacts, and the ILEE specific dual-degree form visit https://tec.illinois.edu/academics/degree.