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Armour College of Engineering has been home to engineering leaders since the university’s founding in 1890. Our legacy of innovation and impact spans from educating the inventor of the cell phone to the head scientist of Amazon’s Alexa. 

We train our students in the principles of the engineering profession in an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes hands-on learning, teamwork, and leadership. This distinctive approach prepares them for a career where they can make contributions in service to humanity.

Real-world experiences are highly valued in the engineering profession, and our programs are designed with this emphasis in mind. Illinois Tech's unique Elevate program guarantees students access to experiences such as internships and research. Plus Armour Academy for Experiential Learning and Student Success pairs our students with mentors who will help them create a customized educational and career plan. It's all designed to set our students up for an impactful career.

This rich scholarly environment also supports research by Armour faculty and graduate students who are advancing fundamental discovery and yielding technological solutions to societal challenges. We provide professional master’s and certificate programs that address issues at the forefront of the rapidly evolving technological landscape, providing students with opportunities for lifelong learning through upskilling and reskilling throughout their careers. 

We pledge to prepare you to apply what you learn in the classroom to complex problems facing today’s global society. We promise to make you and your life success our top priority.



Becoming Engineers

Illinois Tech students build an equitable and sustainable future for humanity by addressing urgent needs.

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We're Hiring!

Armour College of Engineering is running multiple faculty searches in broad areas of need and growth. Consider being a part of this expansion at Chicago's only tech-focused university!


Why Engineering at Armour?

Five Departments. One Distinctive Educational Experience. 

The current challenges facing humanity have no geographical or cultural boundaries—and engineers hold the key to innovative, sustainable solutions. 


In the United States

Engineering at Illinois Tech is ranked #24 in the country among public and private universities for return on investment for our graduates. (PayScale 2018; calculated after aid)


Distinguished Members of the National Academy of Engineering

Forty one Armour College of Engineering faculty and alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering

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Diversity in Numbers

Nearly double the national average for Hispanics in engineering (American Society for Engineering Education, 2018)

Education + Experiences = Employment

As a recent Boeing intern turned new Boeing hire, Esteban Lopez (ME ’20, M.S. MAE Candidate) says real-world training has helped him understand his role in the future of engineering.


Research for a Better Future

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Matt Gombeda and students are making concrete more sustainable using fly ash, a bulk waste product from other processes.

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Distinctively Armour

At Armour College of Engineering, we integrate innovative thought, entrepreneurship, creativity, and design with engineering theory, research, and practice. Students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to some of the most complex problems facing society today.

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New Pathway for Wright College Students

The Illinois Tech-Wright Engineering program will provide students with a seamless transition into our university's nationally ranked engineering program through rigorous preparation and mentorship.

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Evolving Programs in an Ever-Changing World

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Earn your bachelor of science or professional master's degree in cybersecurity engineering to design secure and resilient computer systems for internet of things devices, cloud computing, and more.

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Engineer solutions for challenges within the pharmaceutical industry with our highly specialized master's program—the first pharmaceutical engineering program of its kind in the Chicago area.

“The program that left the biggest impact on me is the Armour College of Engineering R&D program. I was honored to work under Professor Phil Troyk’s supervision on Illinois Tech’s Intracortical Visual Prosthesis Project. During the program I got to meet and interact with notable professors and physicians at Illinois Tech as well as other institutions. I was able to publish an academic paper in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Medicine and to present this work at a conference.”

—Omar Tawakol (Biomedical Engineering ’18, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate), Cairo, Egypt

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