The College of Engineering thrives on the exciting exchange of ideas and high standards of a strong academic tradition. The shared thrill of innovation and learning new information bonds us together, motivating both our mentoring faculty members and our students to pursue nothing short of excellence as their goal. Our five academic departments, along with other programs and research centers, provide the framework for discovery. Our teaching labs are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and equipment, and our faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation. With 8 bachelor degree programs, 8 masters programs, 2 doctoral programs and a concurrent degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Law, the College of Engineering's academic programs prepare students to meet global engineering needs.
Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree gain a well-rounded education in their choice of 8 different engineering specialties. Students receive the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a wide variety of career options. While some graduates go on to work in their chosen field, others successfully continue their studies at the graduate level.
Students who choose to study engineering at the master's level can select from 8 different degree programs. Classes are taught by leading researchers in their respective fields, and students learn and conduct their own research in state-of-the-art laboratories. Teaching or research assistantships and fellowships are available for qualified applicants.
Doctoral programs are offered in both Engineering Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students work with closely with faculty to become outstanding scholars and teachers who will make significant contributions in the field of engineering. Teaching or research assistantships and fellowships are available for qualified applicants.
SIU Carbondale is one of the few institutions in the country to offer a concurrent degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Law. Interested students need a bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering or a related field. The program can be tailored to focus on legal principles and policies involving the engineering profession.