DePaul University offers a joint program with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in physics and engineering. This program allows students to enroll in courses at IIT while remaining full-time DePaul students. Students will receive a degree in Physics from DePaul University and a degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, or Computer Engineering from IIT upon completion of the five-year program. *

Students can also choose a four-year joint program with another institution that leads to a degree only from DePaul or can choose to complete their engineering requirements at another university. Students interested in Engineering Physics or the joint program should promptly consult with a Physics Department advisor for information about scheduling, requirements, and admission to the joint program.

Course Requirements


Computer Science



  • Approved twenty quarter hours at 300/400 level from an accredited Mechanical, Aerospace, Aeronautical, Computer, or Electrical Engineering program. 

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

​*Courses taken at an external institution such as IIT are excluded from the university's employee tuition waiver benefit program.