Frequently Asked Questions

Why study engineering in the joint program at Dominican/IIT?

This program represents a powerful combination of innovative professional preparation and a broad liberal arts education. IIT’s reputation of cutting-edge scientific inquiry and graduate-style education is enhanced by Dominican’s rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

How does the program work?

The regular length of the program is five years. During the first three or four semesters of enrollment, students take all courses—mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer programming, plus foundation and core courses—at Dominican. During the sophomore year, students apply to the joint program at IIT as part-time students. After admission to the program, students take courses at both IIT and Dominican. Students register for engineering classes at both Dominican and IIT and have full-time status at Dominican for every term they are enrolled in the joint engineering program. While enrolled in the program, students are subject to the general and academic regulations and policies of both Dominican and IIT.

Where will I live?

Students may live on the Dominican campus for all five years, spreading out their liberal arts core requirements. All engineering courses are offered at IIT’s main campus on the near south side of Chicago, which is accessible via the Green Line CTA el train. Some courses are also offered at IIT’s Rice Campus in Wheaton.

Are scholarships available?

Students in the joint program receive scholarships and financial aid through Dominican. Academic scholarships are determined upon admission and are renewed for the duration of the program as long as the student makes satisfactory academic progress.