COD Engineering Pathways

A pathway to guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This program will facilitate transfer, minimize duplication of instruction and build on community college and university learning experiences. To qualify, students must complete a specified list of equivalent courses at COD, earning grades no less than a "B." Students must also enroll full-time (12 or more semester hours).

Specific course requirements are outlined for intended majors in 13 programs:

      • Aerospace Engineering
      • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Computer Science
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Engineering Mechanics
      • Engineering Physics
      • General Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Science
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

College of DuPage will assign each student with a transfer advisor to assist with course selection and registration, as well as offer general guidance until his or her transfer to UIUC.

For more information, please contact Engineering Pathways at


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