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Armour College of Engineering has been educating world-class engineers since the university’s founding in 1890. As a twenty-first century engineering student, you'll learn the principles of your profession and work in an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes hands-on learning, teamwork, and leadership, all through the lens our four engineering themes—water, health, energy, and security—that highlight issues vital today and in the future.

Our newly renovated John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center is designed specifically to encourage an intersection of ideas, featuring spaces where you and fellow students can work together to develop the next cutting-edge idea.

At Armour College you will be prepared to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to complex problems facing today’s global society.

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Summer Programs

Whether you're a high school student looking to dip your toe into the world of engineering, an undergraduate student seeking to fine-tune your research skills, or a professional looking to advance your career, make the most of your summer by learning from world-class engineering faculty.

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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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Engineering Themes

We enhance our curriculum with lecture series, forums, interactive problem solving, professional site exploration, and team-intensive engineering projects focused on four themes: water, health, energy, and security.

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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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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)

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), Cairo, Egypt