COD Engineering Pathways

2016 Pathways Orientation: Monday, May 23 at 5 p.m.

For currently accepted Engineering Pathways students. For more information and to RSVP, email


2017 Engineering Pathways

Check back for 2017 Engineering Pathways updates including application, information and planning session dates.


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

This new 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, maintaining a 3.3 GPA in these courses and a 3.2 cumulative GPA for all classes taken at COD. 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 and (630) 942-2396.


Engineering Pathways Reception Photo Gallery



  • Randy Dziak

    Randy DziakEngineering 2+2 Program

    "The fact that College of DuPage has a direct transfer program into U of I engineering is a testimony to the quality of the Engineering program at COD. The Engineering program at COD is just as good as, if not better than, most four-year institutions. The access to office hours and the professors’ attention toward students at COD is incredible. COD is also a great place to improve your grades and GPA in order to get accepted into some of the best engineering programs in the country.”

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  • Eugene Boguslavsky

    Eugene BoguslavskyEngineering 2+2 Program

    "COD's Pathways to Engineering program is helping me get the right education that I need for my career, as well as the phenomenal opportunity to automatically transfer to UIUC for engineering, which was my otherwise number one choice for college."

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  • Nemanja Kuzmanovic

    Nemanja KuzmanovicEngineering 2+2 Program

    “Contrary to the beliefs of many people in the community, COD has gone a long way and is now a totally different school than it was 10 years ago. COD is going places and I wanted to be a part of it.”

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  • John Batke

    John BatkeEngineering 2+2 Program

    “Every class that I have taken has been beneficial and interesting. The classes are helping to prepare me for an eventual transfer to a four year college, my ultimate goal, and the professors are supportive."

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  • Brenden Yung

    Brenden YungEngineering 2+2 Program

    "COD helped me achieve these goals by letting me take all of the basic classes and allowing me to see whether or not this is something I want to pursue. Each day I learned something new that I was happy to be learning."

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  • Michael Baumgartner

    Michael BaumgartnerEngineering 2+2 Program

    "Unlike most universities, the professors I have at COD actually care to hear our input and make sure we understand the material we are learning. Due to this fact, I am having much more academic success than my friends who chose to go to a four-year university."

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  • Fumin Dang

    Fumin DangEngineering 2+2 Program

    "The engineering and science departments have some really awesome professors, and without them I would not be on the path I am taking today."

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