Illinois institute of technology  chicago  illinois   united states
 
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Brief background:

Illinois Institute of Technology, founded in 1890, is a private research university. In 1940, a merger between Armour Institute and Lewis Institute led to the creation of Illinois Institute of Technology – a private University that focuses on technology-focused research. Today, the University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, architecture, science, business, human sciences, design, applied technology, and law. It is also a Ph.D. granting technical University. Its Engineering College, The Armour College of Engineering, is pretty good for Electrical and Computer Engineering.

With students from nearly 100 countries studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the international student body is quite strong here and nearly 62% of the total student population consists of international graduate students.

Infrastructure:

Spread across four campuses in downtown Chicago, Forbes included the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology in its list of “America’s most beautiful college campuses”. In fact, the main campus (Mies Campus) of the school is on the National Register of Historic Places of the country. The campus also houses an independent, not-for-profit, contract research organization focusing on the life sciences.

Residing Options:

Though the Illinois Institute of Technology offers campus accommodation, most students choose to live off-campus. This is because off-campus accommodation is much cheaper. A majority of students live near the city, even though it increases their travel time.

Faculty and pedagogy:

Illinois Institute of Technology has scholars, experts, researchers, and teachers who are passionate about imparting education and are dedicated to helping their students succeed. The Armour College of Engineering itself has 91 full-time faculties on staff.

Financial aid:

The University has multiple scholarships and financial aids for deserving students. In fact, 30% of undergraduates are Federal Pell Grant Recipients with serious financial needs. Students can also create a Handshake account on the Student Employment Office and look for part-time on-campus employment during their stay.

Jobs and placements:

During the first semester, students can get in touch with a Career Development Coach of the university to develop a career plan. They can then take the help of a resume guide to create a high quality professional resume. Students are also allowed to open a Handshake account for posting their CVs and going through the job listings. The institute also organizes workshops to provide students with interview tips and more information about their possible career paths. The university also organizes events and job fairs for the benefit of the students.
The average salary of a Master of  Computer Science graduate is $85,834; Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) graduate, $81,313. MS graduates make on average $84,101 annually whereas Master of Engineering (MEng/ME) graduates make $75,626 annually on average. The boys make between $47,650 - $93,606 and girls make between $53,896 - $107,468. Around 565 pass outs from IIT found their jobs extremely satisfying and rated 5 out of 5. 

Alumni:

Some of the famous alumni of Illinois Institute of Technology include Valdas Adamkus, ex-President of the Republic of Lithuania; James G. Roche (Former Secretary of the Air Force); Julius Hoffman (Presiding judge in the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial.) and David V. Miller (Former U.S. Air Force Major General) amongst others.

Verdict:

Though Illinois Institute of Technology is not a high ranking institute, some of its courses have made their mark and thus the institute is increasingly being looked like a viable option by many prospective students.

Location

The university is located in Illinois, Chicago. If you wish to visit the city by air, you need to either use the O'Hare International Airport (an hour by car) or the Midway International Airport (20 minutes). Public transportation is available from both the airports; and limousine or taxi can take you to the campus.
The Amtrak and Metra commuter rail trains run to the Union Station, with additional Metra commuter trains running to Ogilvie Transportation Center. Visitors can then take the Rock Island Metro train from LaSalle Street Station to the "Lou" Jones Station and thereafter the public transport to visit the campus.
The CTA bus lines can also take you to the campus. The buses service the routes frequently. Chicago is amongst the largest cities in the USA and is known for the number of skyscrapers across the skyline. In your free time, you can visit the Millennium Park, The Art Institute or the John Hancock Observatory. You also visit the Navy Pier or the Riverwalk. The city has a large number of cafes, restaurants and budget hotels to hang out. Interested in the city nightlife? Visit the numerous bars and discotheques.

Acceptance Rate for Indians 69%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 380
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 34
TA Appointments 40
RA appointments 128
Research funding $16,371,314
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018

Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

The graduate programs provided by the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering ensure that students gain advanced knowledge through state-of-the-art industrial research. There are two research centers in the department, the Fluid Dynamics Research Center and the Thermal Processing Technology Center. The department also has several state-of-the-art laboratories in various research fields.The graduate degrees provided by the department are the following:

  • Master of Computational Engineering, Computational Mechanics Track
  • Master of Engineering Management, Product Design and Development Track
  • Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing Track
  • Master of Engineering In Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing Track
  • Master of Engineering In Energy Systems, Energy Generation And Sustainability Track
  • Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Master of Engineering In Manufacturing Engineering Via Internet
  • Master of Engineering In Materials Science And Engineering
  • Master of Engineering In Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Master of Science In Materials Science And Engineering
  • Master of Science In Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Candidates have to apply online and upload a copy of official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided from the institution’s Registrar. If the degree is completed, the original degree certificate or provisional certificate should be submitted. Candidates must also submit a professional statement written in essay format and must include reasons for pursuing graduate study, academic background, research interests (if applicable), relevant professional experience or related accomplishments to date, and career goals. A typical statement is between 500-2000 words in length. You should also submit at least two letters of recommendation, GRE/ GMAT scores, and the TOEFL/ PTE/ IELTS scores.

Areas of Expertise: Robotics; Advanced Navigation Systems; Thermal Sciences; Solids and Structures; Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing; Fluid Dynamics; Metallurgical Engineering; Dynamics and Control; Materials Engineering; Computational and theoretical mechanics
List of Labs (Materials Science): Thermal Processing Technology Center (TPTC)
List of Labs (Aerospace): The Fluid Dynamics Research Center (FDRC)

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering offer graduate programs in structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, public works, construction engineering and management, and architectural engineering. Faculty experience coupled with its research program provides perspectives on engineering challenges and issues. The graduate degrees offered by the department are:

Graduate

  • Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems
  • Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Public Works (Infrastructure Engineering and Management)
  • Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Urban Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management
  • BArch - ME Construction Engineering and Management

Co-Terminal

  • BS Architectural Engineering - ME Architectural Engineering
  • BS Architectural Engineering - ME Construction Engineering and Management
  • BS Architectural Engineering - ME Structural Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering - ME Environmental Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering - ME Construction Engineering and Management
  • BS in Civil Engineering - ME Environmental Engineering
  • BS Civil Engineering - ME Geotechnical Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering - ME Structural Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering - ME Transportation Engineering
  • BS Engineering Management - Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The main research areas in the department are Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Public Works, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering is a research and thesis-based degree program for students willing to gain more knowledge about design, construction, and operation of buildings and their systems. Students are required to specialize in any one field of concentration out of the following: Building Systems, Construction Management, or Structures.
Students with a variety of academic backgrounds are eligible to apply for the program, including those with undergraduate degrees in engineering disciplines (e.g. architectural, civil, mechanical, environmental, and others) and non-engineering disciplines (e.g. architecture, construction management, environmental science, and others).

Master of Science in Civil Engineering has research and thesis-based curriculum which allows students to specialize in any of the five technical areas (construction engineering and management, architectural, geoenvironmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering).
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program aims to build a strong foundation in varied areas of environmental engineering through coursework and allows students to conduct extensive research and specialize in one field. Areas of specialization include air pollution engineering, environmental chemistry, environmental resource management, building energy systems, energy/environment/economics (E3), hazardous waste engineering, and water and wastewater engineering.
The Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering is a coursework-only degree program which primarily focuses on offering an advanced professional preparation in the specialized areas of environmental engineering practice. Touted as a ‘mixed-media program’, this program results in its students gaining experience in a combination of environmental engineering fields including water and wastewater engineering, industrial and hazardous waste engineering and management, air quality engineering.
 
Candidates have to apply online and upload a copy of official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, and electronic transcript provided from the institution’s Registrar. If the degree is completed, the original degree certificate or provisional certificate should be submitted. Candidates must also submit a professional statement written in an essay format and also include reasons for pursuing graduate study, academic background, research interests (if applicable), relevant professional experience or related accomplishments to date and career goals. A typical statement is between 500-2000 words in length. You should also submit at least two letters of recommendation, GRE/ GMAT scores and the TOEFL/ PTE/ IELTS scores.

Biomedical

The Department of Biomedical Engineering collates concepts from the life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, and engineering to model physiological systems and solve medical problems.
The faculty focus their research efforts in these areas: Cell & Tissue Engineering, Medical Imaging, and Neural Engineering. 
Candidates have to apply online and upload a copy of official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided by the institution’s Registrar. If the degree is completed, the original degree certificate or provisional certificate should be submitted. Candidates must also submit a professional statement written in essay format and include reasons for pursuing graduate study, academic background, research interests (if applicable), relevant professional experience or related accomplishments to date, and career goals. A typical statement is between 500-2000 words in length. You should also submit at least two letters of recommendation, GRE/ GMAT scores and the TOEFL/ PTE/ IELTS scores.
The programs offered are:-
Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Cell and Tissue Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering)

Graduate

  • Master of Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Computational Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

Co-Terminal

  • BS Biomedical Engineering - MAS Biomedical Imaging and Signals
  • BS Biomedical Engineering - MAS Chemical Engineering

Areas of Expertise: Diabetes Research and Education; Neural Engineering; Medical Imaging; Cell and Tissue Engineering
List of Labs: Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education; Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering Research (CINNR); The Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Chemical and Biological

The degree program offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering enables students to build a strong foundation in the multiple areas of chemical engineering. 
The Master of Science (MS) degree is a course-based degree necessitating a significant amount of research. Upon the completion of the MS, students can participate in an independent research program. The residency of MS students is typically 2-2.5 years. 
The Master of Engineering (MAS) degree is a course-based degree with an optional research component. Project-based research opportunities are offered by the department. If successful, project-based work can be extended beyond one semester and may be expanded into a thesis suitable for the MS degree. The residency of MAS students is typically 1.5-2 years. The programs offered are:
Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Graduate

  • Master of Biological Engineering
  • Master of Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Chemical Engineering with E3 Specialization
  • Master of Computational Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science/Master of Chemical Engineering (Dual Degree)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with E3 Specialization
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering with E3 Specialization

Co-Terminal

  • BS Biomedical Engineering - MAS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering - MAS Biological Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering - MAS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering - MAS Food Process Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering - ME Environmental Engineering

Areas of Expertise: Biomaterials; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Fluidization and Gasification; Complex Systems; Advanced Process Control; Molecular Modeling; Process Monitoring; Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering; Biochemical Engineering; Hybrid Systems; Fuel Cells; Food Processing; Diabetes; Interfacial and Transport Phenomena
List of Labs: Center for Molecular Study of Soft Condensed Matter (CMS2); The Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering; The Center for Excellence in Polymer Science and Engineering; Institute for Food Safety and Health

Computer Science

The department came into existence in 1971. The department’s research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, and Theory Of Computation. The department offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Professional Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, plus graduate certificates, accelerated courses, and non-degree study options. The programs offered are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence (BSAI)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (BSCIS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

Co-Terminal Degree

  • Co-Terminal Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Master of Data Science
  • Co-Terminal Degree Programs in Computer Science

Dual Degree

  • Dual Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Bachelor of Science (BSCS/BS)
  • Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Master's Degree (M.S.)

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

Dual Degree

  • Master of Science in Computer Science/Master of Chemical Engineering (Dual Degree)

Joint Degree

  • Master of Science in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research

Professional Master's Degree

  • Master of Artificial Intelligence (MAS-AI)
  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Business
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Computational Intelligence
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Data Analytics
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Database Systems
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Distributed and Cloud Computing
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Finance
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Information Security and Assurance
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Networking and Communications
  • Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Software Engineering
  • Master of Cybersecurity (MAS-CYBS)

Joint Degree

  • Master of Data Science
  • Master of Telecommunications and Software Engineering (MTSE-CS)

Areas of Expertise: Distributed and parallel processing; Computer Networking and Telecommunications; Natural language processing; Computer Architecture; Computer vision and image processing; Database systems and information retrieval; Data Structures; Algorithms; Artificial intelligence and machine learning; Cloud computing; I/O systems; Software engineering; Computer Graphics
List of Labs: Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom)

Electrical and Computer

The department was founded in 1901.It was when faculty member Lee DeForest, also known as the “father of radio” sent his first long-distance broadcast from the university. According to the university’s figures: 574 students were enrolled including 304 Undergraduate and 270 Graduate and 280 degrees were awarded including 17 Ph.D. degrees in 2018. The department has 2 research centers and 13 research labs.
The dual degree of Master of Science in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering provides for advanced study and/or research, or for industry orientation in the fields of both computer and electrical engineering. The programme seeks to provide students a concrete foundation in the design and development of computer systems along and various areas of study within electrical engineering. Students enrolled in this programme will also have an option to pursue thesis research. In this program, students attain knowledge in the subjects associated with the computer engineering field such as computer hardware design, computer networks, and software engineering, and also those with electrical engineerings such as communications and signal processing, electronics and electromagnetics, and power and control systems. The programs offered are: 
Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dual Degree)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Graduate

  • Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals
  • Master of Computational Engineering
  • Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Electricity Markets
  • Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Network Engineering
  • Master of Power Engineering
  • Master of Telecommunications and Software Engineering
  • Master of VLSI and Microelectronics
  • Master of Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

Co-Terminal

  • BS Computer Engineering - MAS Computer Science
  • BS Computer Engineering - MAS Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering - MS Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering - MS Computer Science
  • BS Computer Engineering - MS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering - MAS Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering - MS Computer Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering - MS Electrical Engineering

Candidates must also submit a professional statement written in essay format and include reasons for pursuing graduate study, academic background, research interests (if applicable), relevant professional experience or related accomplishments to date, and career goals. A typical statement is between 500-2000 words in length. You should also submit at least two letters of recommendation, GRE/ GMAT scores and the TOEFL/ PTE/ IELTS scores.
Areas of Expertise: Communication systems; Power and control systems; Wireless networks; Microelectronics; Wireless security; Computer networks; Electromagnetics and electronics; Computer systems; Cloud computing; Signal and image processing

List of labs: Electric Power & Power Electronics Center (EPPEC); Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation

Annual fees for Indians $22,000
Annual off-campus living $7,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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