Armour College to Offer Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Engineering Programs for North Central College Undergraduates



By Simon Morrow

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Illinois Institute of Technology’s Armour College of Engineering has partnered with North Central College to provide a seamless and accelerated pathway for North Central undergraduate students seeking admission into its graduate master’s degree programs in engineering. The agreement enables students to be concurrently enrolled at both institutions and for prospective applicants to take upper-level and graduate courses at Illinois Tech while enrolled at North Central. It also allows North Central students to consult with Illinois Tech’s Office of Graduate Admission for advice on preparing applications and meeting requirements for various Illinois Tech majors. Illinois Tech will waive the application fee for North Central students and provide a one-time scholarship to admitted applicants.

“Through partnerships like these, Illinois Tech is further committing itself to fueling the continued tech rise of the entire Chicago region,” says Peter Kilpatrick, Illinois Tech provost. “We are thrilled to be able to welcome North Central College students to our graduate programs through a seamless transition that will help enable their future success, both in and out of the classroom.”

The partnership will provide a pathway for North Central students in engineering, physics, and other related fields to pursue a number of graduate master’s degree programs, including artificial intelligence, computer vision, and control; architectural engineering; biomedical engineering; electrical and computer engineering; and mechanical and aerospace engineering. Eligible North Central students in good standing will have the opportunity to receive an engineering master’s degree in as few as five years. 

“This partnership with Illinois Tech vastly expands the playbook for our undergraduate students wishing to build upon their North Central College engineering degree with graduate work at Illinois Tech,” said North Central College President Troy D. Hammond.