FAQ

How do I join IEFX?

There’s no need to “join” IEFX.   All first-year students in Engineering are a part of this program.  We are also a service office, like the engineering study abroad office (IPENG) or the engineering career service office (ECS). We serve all the first-year engineering students.

Where are you located?

We are in 101 Engineering Hall.

Is this a student group?

No, we are under the direction of the College of Engineering, part of the Office of Undergraduate Programs.

What is the point of the Launch event, and why is it important that I attend?

Launch introduces you to other students and to engineering at Illinois. You will learn how you can make the most of your education, while meeting new friends, professors, and deans. This three-hour event also serves as the introduction to the four-week ENG 100 course that is required for all first-year engineering students.

What are the IEFX elective courses, and why should I enroll in them?

These courses are specially designed to give first-year engineering students a more in-depth look into real-world engineering, and are highly encouraged. If you haven’t gotten a chance to look at the course descriptions, you may find them here.

When can I register for the IEFX elective courses?

You can register for the IEFX 12-week elective courses when you are signing up for the rest of your classes. As long as there are seats available, you may add these classes up through the fourth week of classes. This is a special situation because these classes start the fifth week of the semester. Most typical, semester-long classes can only be added up through the 10th day (second week) of class.