“Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create
the world that never was.”
--Theodore Von Karman
High School Students
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!
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. Read more!
Forbes Magazine agrees, stating the top paid entry-level college degrees are in engineering. Read more!
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
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!
Camps & 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!
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!