Tutoring (Supplemental Instruction)

This “for students, by students” tutoring program provides peer support for required engineering courses. Structured weekly sessions are led by students who succeeded in each course. A typical session includes instruction, study techniques, and supplementary test preparation.

View the current tutoring schedule on Sharepoint (available by login to the UIC community) or in PDF (available to all).

Financial Support

Creating a diverse UIC Engineering community—which will help to increase diversity in tomorrow’s engineering and computer science workplaces—hinges in part on ensuring that deserving students have the financial support they need to access excellence in higher education.

To that end, UIC Engineering offers more than 60 scholarships designed to include students of all backgrounds in our academic programs. Applicants to UIC are automatically considered for these programs; no separate scholarship application is needed. Examples include:

Summer Programming

Each summer, the Preparation for Majoring in Engineering (PREP-ME) program creates a positive, motivating, welcoming classroom environment for incoming freshmen while priming them for the challenges of engineering.

Participants in this five-week session receive a refresher in pre-calculus, learn fundamental concepts in engineering, and interact with corporate partners. They become familiar with the faculty and staff who will support them during their time at UIC Engineering, as well as with the technical and academic resources they will need to excel in their classes.

Preparation for Majoring in Engineering is offered at no cost to all incoming College of Engineering freshmen. Find additional information and registration procedures on the website of UIC Summer College, of which this program is a part.

Student Affinity Groups

UIC Engineering's 30 student organizations reflect our diverse population and are open to everyone. They act as social, technical, and networking groups and offer a range of resources, from scholarships to career development. The groups highlighted below have a specific focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • AAAEA

    The Arab-American Association of Engineers and Architects supports its professional and student members with career and educational programs, technical exchange, fellowship, and community service. Visit the Illinois chapter, to which UIC students may belong.

  • LOGICA

    Created and launched by UIC students, the Latinx Organization for Growth in Computing and Academics seeks to advance Latinx individuals in computer science and related fields. Meet the members and view upcoming programs on LOGICA’s website.

  • NSBE

    UIC’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has a storied history at the university and continues to offer its members a close-knit, supportive community. Follow the group on Instagram at @nsbe_uic and connect with the national organization on LinkedIn.

  • SASE

    The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers was founded in November 2007 to help scientific and engineering professionals of Asian heritage to achieve their full potential. Learn more about the group, its events, and its past conference participation on its website.

  • SHPE

    UIC has a vibrant chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers that traces its roots on campus back to 1980. The group holds frequent events to benefit the Chicago community and to educate young people about the potential of a career in engineering. Learn more here.

  • SWE

    The Society of Women Engineers is one of our largest student groups, but it always has room for new members. SWE works closely with our Women in Engineering Programs office to advance the cause of women and gender diversity in engineering. Visit its website to find out more.

  • Veterans in Engineering

    UIC Engineering is proud to enroll many veterans of the armed services. Some of our students are hired into engineering roles with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or U.S. Navy after graduation. Veterans in Engineering celebrates the strong work ethic and varied expertise of this population.

  • WiCS

    UIC is emerging as a national leader in the effort to increase the representation of women in technology careers by supporting female computer science majors. UIC Women in Computer Science, or WiCS, serves as a valuable peer community for these students.