Parents | College of Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University





Your child is very important to us.  We provide infinite learning opportunities balancing teaching, research and extra-curricular activities that are all designed to help your student succeed.

It’s an exciting time to be involved in the field of engineering.  More Fortune 500 company CEO’S have engineering degrees than any other degree and engineering graduates are among those typically earning the highest salaries, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics anticipates there will be approximately 2.1 million new engineering jobs by 2020. 

Beyond the Classroom

We offer myriad other opportunities for your child to get involved, enhance his or her classroom education, and become a leader in the field.  Internships and cooperative education opportunities give real-world experience while giving student the opportunity to earn classroom credit or earn income to help pay for their schooling.  We have numerous Registered Student Organizations focusing on engineering.  Involvement enhances practical experience, develops leadership and creative problem-solving skills, helps creatively solve complex environmental problems and encourages innovation and exploration.