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  1. Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago, Presented by: Dr. Vanita Misquita Ph.D. Director of Overseas Programs

  2. Welcome to the 21st Century IIT.

  3. Why Study in the U.S. • Different cultural experience • Opportunity to work and understand the American workplace • Opportunity to obtain an American degree that has worldwide recognition • Opportunity to gain competency and proficiency in the American language • Marketability

  4. American System of Education • Undergraduate, Graduate • Academic Calendar • Credit hour(s) • Grading System • GPA –Grade Point Average

  5. What is a credit hour? 1 credit hour equals 1 hour of lecture ° A graduate level course at IIT is usually 3 credit hours ° So, a 3 credit course at IIT means that the course is offered three times per week or once a week for (3 c.h. x 1 hour) 3 hours

  6. Our Location IIT: Illinois Institute of Technology Location: Chicago, Illinois




  10. Chicago • Third largest city in the U.S. (8.55 million) • 25 miles of lakefront, 15 miles of bathing beaches • 552 parks, 46 museums, more than 200 art galleries, approx. 7,000 restaurants, • 200+ theaters, 15 T.V. stations, 100 radio stations, • 13 daily newspapers

  11. FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO #1 in the U.S. high tech especially nano technology #1 in the U.S. in manufacturing #1 business travel destination Center of the U.S. interstate highway system Headquarters to 35 Fortune 500 companies World’s largest public library

  12. Why Study at IIT • Reputable university – College of Distinction • Small class size & easy access to professors • Cutting-edge research • University-wide focus on sustainability and renewable energies covering all disciplines • Location

  13. Main Building

  14. Path-breaking Intellectual Tradition Susan Solomon National Medal of Science Laszlo Moholoy-Nagy The New Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Chicago School Architecture Marvin Camrrasas National Medal of Technology Magnetic Recording S.I. Hayakawa Semanticist &M Het Transfer

  15. Intellectual Leadership includes Nobel Laureates (L-R: Herbert Simon (Economics): Jack Steinberger (Physics): Leon Lederman ( Physics): Herbert Simon Nobel Prize Economics Jack Steinberger Nobel Prize Physics

  16. National Medal of Science & Nobel Peace Prize Susan Solomon Stemgrimur Hermannsson Former Prime Minister of Iceland Sam Pitroda Adviser to Prime Minister India Former President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus Father of Cell Phone Martin Cooper SR Cho, Chairman Hyosung Group IIT graduates become leaders.

  17. Motto of IIT

  18. Magnetic tape data storage

  19. Marvin Camras IIT B.S. EE 1940; M.S. EE 1942Inventor - Magnetic Tape Born in Chicago in 1916, Camras was known to his family as an "inventor" by the age of five In the late 1930s, Camras was studying electrical engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology (now the Illinois Institute of Technology). Camras spent a fifty-year career at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he taught until 1994.  By the time of his death in 1995, he had earned over 500 US and international patents for his work. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1985, and in 1990 he won the National Medal of Technology.

  20. Ed Kaplan (Alumnus of IIT)(B.S. ME 1965) Inventor – Bar Code • CEO and Chairman, Zebra Technologies • Ed Kaplan, one of Chicago's most successful technology entrepreneurs, studied at IIT, where he graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering • At 26 years old, Kaplan he invented the Bar Code and co-founded cutting edge Zebra Technologies, the bar-coding company

  21. Marty Cooper ( Ancien élève d’ IIT(B.S. EE 1950; M.S. EE 1957)Inventor – Cell Phone 1st Cell Phone – 1973 (« The Brick ») –weighed 2.5 pounds!! Named one of the best inventors of all time for his work on the first personal cell phone in the "Best Inventions of the Year" article in the October 30 Time Magazine 2007 2nd invention – A new wireless Internet system callediBURST that puts high-speed data transmission at your fingertips!!

  22. About IIT • 1890 founded as Armour Institute • Ranks among the top 100 ranked colleges & universities in the U.S. • Member of the elite Association of Independent Technological Universities ( • Architectural landmark campus & located in the city of Chicago • Listed as a ‘College of Distinction’ • Inventors of the cell phone, surgical stapler, magnetic tape, first radio telescope…

  23. Illinois Institute of Technology Association of Independent Technological Universities ( AITU) (17 members) I.I.T. Carnegie-Mellon CalTech M.I.T. M.S.E. R.I.T….

  24. Research Facilities at IIT • IIT University Technology Park comprising 32 research centers, incubators • 2 partially federally funded research centers – NCFST (National Center for Food Safety & Technology) and IITRI (IIT Research Institute) • Close collaborative research with Argonne National Lab ( US Federal Lab) and Fermi Lab ( 2nd largest lab for particle physics in the world)

  25. “Illinois Institute of Technology Leads Statewide Initiative to Create Jobs and National Hub for Smart Grid” • Chicago, Sep. 10, 2009 — Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) announced today a $120 million for the Perfect Grid from DOE ( US Dept of Energy)

  26. IIT’s Perfect Power System • IIT will become the flagship Perfect Power System in the U.S. which will confront & model a solution to the global energy crisis • Established in conjunction with the Galvin Electricity Initiative, Dept of Energy & IIT

  27. What will be IIT’s Perfect Power System? • Smart grid & technology-ready infrastructure • Self-sustaining electricity infrastructure • Intelligent distribution system & system controllers • Onsite electricity production • Demand-response capability • Sustainable energy systems & green buildings/complexes

  28. “Toyota USA Foundation Awards $500,000 to IIT Academy for Future Leaders in Science and Technology” • “IIT's Tech Park Forms Partnership with French Organizations to Support International Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology” • “…in establishing the world’s first International Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Hub at IIT in Chicago with its counterpart in France. “

  29. “ All Cell Technologies…and its CEO, Said Al-Hallaj was named a laureate of the French Young Entrepreneur’s Initiative program” • “Illinois Institute of Technology to Lead Wind Energy Research Consortium” • “ U.S. Department of Energy Invests Up to $8 Million for University-Led Effort to Improve Wind Generation”

  30. « Success Story » Julien Branlard begins work at Fermilab today as the first John Bardeen Engineering Fellow. A recent graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Julien Branlard isthe first recipient of the John Bardeen Engineering Fellowship. "Julien will make an outstanding addition to Fermilab," said Ralph Pasquinelli, Accelerator Division RF Department Head and the inspiration behind the fellowship. "He's an articulate, talented team player who will hit the ground running with his outstanding engineering skills." Branlard began his studies in France and transferred to the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2000. After graduating with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering last December, he began looking for a way to continue his work in the United States. Fermilab Today 2005

  31. About IIT • Doctoral degree-granting university • Research intensive • 98% of full-time faculty with doctoral degrees or other terminal degrees • Class size – 85% of classes have fewer than 40 students; 26% of classes have fewer than 10 students • Highly selective • No student teaching assistants teach at the undergraduate level

  32. Industrial Partners Boeing IBM Coca-Cola AT&T Dell Computer Corp. McDonald’s Energy Power Marketing Corporation TelLabs Microsoft Motorola Nec Technologies Lucent Technologies Samsung Telecom General Motors Western Electric CTA Xerox ……..

  33. 8 Colleges/Centers/institutes à I.I.T. • Armour College of Engineering and Science • College of Architecture • Institute of Psychology • Stuart School of Business • Chicago-Kent College of Law • Institute of Design • Center for Professional Development • College of Science & Letters

  34. 2009 Fall Total Enrollment: 7,707 Our students come from more than 90 countries.

  35. . Some Research Strengths • Energy , Sustainability and Power • Food safety and technology • Accelerator and particle physics • Fluid dynamics • Human-centered design • High Performance Computing • Medical Imaging

  36. More Research Strengths • One of the world's leading academic research programs in sustainable energy-efficient solutions: • Advanced power electronic converters, electric motor drives • Electric, hybrid electric, • plug-in hybrid vehicles Professor Ali Emadi

  37. Partners SPAIN: ° Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) ° Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) ° Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) ° Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura, Barcelona - UPC ° Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid – UPM ° Universidad de Seville ° Universidad de Navarre, (Tecnun) ° EHU Bilbao

  38. Partners France : °ENSEA, Paris-Cergy °Grenoble INP °INSA, Strasbourg, °INSA, Lyon °ESIEA, Paris/Ivry °ENAC, Toulouse °ENSMA, Poitiers °ENSEIRB, Bordeaux °ENSIETA, Brest °ESIGELEC, Rouen ° UTBM ° ESEO, Angers ° EISTI, Paris-Cergy

  39. Partners GERMANY: ° Technische Universität, München ° Technische Universität, Berlin ° Technische Universität, Freiberg ° Bauhaus Universität Weimar

  40. Partners Austria: Technische Universität Wien Sweden: Kungl Tekniska Hogskolan - KTH Chalmers University of Technology Mexico: Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

  41. Academic Calendar Two semesters per academic year (9 months) Fall Semester Mid-August – Mid-December Spring Semester Mid-January – Mid-May

  42. Program Options Graduate level • I. Double degree Master’s program in 1 year • II. Research ( Proyectos Fin de Carreras) for a period of 6 months or upto 1 year maximum

  43. MASTER’S DEGREE at IIT Master of Science (M.S.) = 32 credits (Each course usually equals 3 hours ) i.e. 3 contact hours per week with a professor) 32 credits = ~11 courses Transfer of credit of 2 courses (validated by IIT) = less 6 credits M.S. at IIT in 1 year (2 semestres) = 32 – 6 = 26 credits

  44. I. DOUBLE DEGREE MASTER’S PROGRAM PROCEDURE: • 4th year students selected by partner school • Selection criteria established in agreement with IIT and partner school • TOEFL of 90 iBT or IELTS score of 7 • GRE general (specified minimums per dept.) • Research project duration (4-6 months) • Completion of a Master’s ( 32 credits) in 1 year with research project (non-thesis) • ETSIT-UPM students must take no less than 26 credits in total taking into consideration 2-course transfer

  45. DOUBLE DEGREE - BENEFITS • Completion of Master’s degree at IIT in 1 year (12 months) • Possibility of obtaining the equivalent qualifying degree from home university • Permission to work in accordance with F1 visa requirements for 1 additional year (+ 17 months extension) in the U.S. if major belongs to STEM category • Starting salary of IIT graduates quoted as being higher than the national average

  46. Graduate – Fields of study Engineering – Chemical, Environmental, Biological, Food Process, Civil, Architectural, Electrical & Computer, Mechanical & Aerospace, Materials & Metallurgical, Biomedical Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics Other fields – Psychology, Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Applied Math, Information Technology Management, Industrial Technology & Operations

  47. Civil & Architectural Engineering( • Construction Engineering & Management • Architectural Engineering • Geoenvironmental Engineering • Geotechnical Engineering • Structural Engineering • Transportation Engineering • Public Works • Environmental Engineering

  48. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering ( Specializations: Communication Theory & Signal Processing Networks, Electronics & Electromagnetics Power & Control Systems * Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Design Computer Software Systems Networks & Telecommunications