Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”

--Theodore Von Karman
 Aerospace Engineer

High School Students

Discover engineeringDiscover Engineering

Almost everything you see around you has been engineered in some way. Visit this site to learn more about the world of engineering, career opportunities, cool games, videos, and a whole lot more! Check it out!

SalariesAverage Salaries

In 2011, Georgetown University analyzed 171 different majors. The group producing the highest salary margins in engineering. What’s more, engineering has the lowest unemployment rates as well.
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Forbes Magazine agrees, stating the top paid entry-level college degrees are in engineering. Read more!

US News and World Report - Best Colleges Engineering Programs 2012Nationally Ranked

US and World Report ranked us 19th in the country for public institutions where masters degrees were the highest degree offered. Read more!

Project Lead The Way emblemProject Lead The Way

We offer students college credit for courses taken while in high school.We also cordinate with the University of Illinois on STEM activities all over the state. Learn More!

CEET CampsCamps & Workshops

Our students and faculty run summer camps and weekly workshops throughout the year. Find Out More!


It's true that NIU offers many scholarship opportunities, but the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology has over 40 opportunities as well. Make sure to look in both areas so you don't miss a great opportunity!

Student OrganizationsStudent Organizations

We have over 20 student organizations that travel to Africa, build motor vehicles and compete, and work with large chapters conducting projects and research. Find Out More!



Campus Living

Student Resources

Majors Professors and Facutly Campus Living Student Resources