Application Evaluation Process

Admission to the Energy Systems Program at Illinois

Admission into the M.Eng. in Energy Systems Program is subject to the evaluations and recommendations given by a committee of faculty members.  Qualified applicants will have their application reviewed based on the following criteria.

  • Competitive GPA based on the last two years of their undergraduate degree.
  • Display of a solid technical background to show the applicant is ready for graduate level coursework in this field.
  • Demonstration of strong communication skills through written application materials, letters of recommendations, and TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international students only).
  • Strong letters of recommendations that highlight applicant’s leadership and communication skills as well as academic ability.
  • Informative “Statement of Purpose” and “Resume” that explains applicant’s background, experiences, education and career goals, leadership, and attractions to field of Energy Systems.
  • Complete application, which means all application materials have to reach the department by the application deadline.

Admission Decisions

  • The Admissions Committee carefully reviews and evaluates all applicants.
  • All admission decisions will be communicated via email to the email address provided in applicant’s application.  Additional certification or documentation may be required from applicants who are recommended for admission in order to process the admission recommendation with the Graduate College Admission Office.
  • Applicants who are recommended for admission will need to submit an official final transcript (which shows completion of all courses and degree awarded) upon final review by the Graduate College Admission Office.

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Dates to Know

May 1 | Deadline for Fall 2020 Admission (International Applicants)

July 1 | Deadline for Fall 2020 Admission (Domestic Applicants)

August 24 | First Day of Fall 2020 Semester



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