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Benedictine University IIT Joint Engineering Program

Benedictine University and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) have established a program to offer students the opportunity to take advantage of the strengths of both schools en route to an engineering degree. But unlike most cooperative engineering programs, this one allows a student to be enrolled at Benedictine and IIT at the same time. An application to be admitted to the joint engineering program can be submitted after a student gains acceptance into the Benedictine Engineering Science Program.

In this program, students take humanities, social science, basic sciences and math courses at Benedictine University in Lisle, while taking engineering courses at IIT’s downtown Chicago campus. Upon completion of the course requirements for both schools, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline from IIT and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (in conjunction with the Computer Engineering program) from Benedictine University. Typically, it takes five years to complete the required courses.

A resident student can remain on campus during his or her entire University career. He or she will maintain one GPA throughout the entire joint program. He or she may also participate in student activities and use all the facilities at both schools. Students may earn engineering degrees in the five-year program in the following areas:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering – Cell and Tissue Track
  • Biomedical Engineering – Medical Imaging
  • Biomedical Engineering – Neural Engineering