Undergraduate Programs

B.S. in Technology

Aviation Management Technology Emphasis

The NIU required 300-400 level Technology course are offered online.  This program can also be completed with live courses on campus in DeKalb.

The NIU Department of Technology Aviation Management emphasis has been developed to allow students who possess FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificates obtained from 2-year schools to complete a 4-year B.S. (Technology) Degree.

Admission to the Aviation Management Technology emphasis is limited to students who possess an AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from a community college.  Entry into this program also requires that the students complete their FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificates.

Requirements for program completion:

Aviation Maintenance Certification (31 semester hours of credit)

Requires a completed AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance from a community college and a completed FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate.

Requirements in NIU Department of Technology (42 semester hours of credit)

Required NIU courses   (24)

  • TECH 391 - Industrial Quality Control
  • TECH 404 - Supervision in Industry
  • TECH 406 - Facilities Management Technology
  • TECH 429 - Plant location, Layout and Materials Handling
  • TECH 432 - Disaster Preparedness
  • TECH 434 - Human Factors in Industrial Accident Prevention
  • TECH 484 - Energy Management
  • TECH 496 - Industrial Project Management

Technology Electives - Choose 2 courses (6 semester hours of credit)

  • TECH 305 - Green Technologies
  • TECH 402 - Industrial Training and Evaluation
  • TECH 442 - Work Simplification
  • TECH 443 - Engineering Economy
  • TECH 444 - Production Control Systems
  • TECH 492 - Manufacturing Distribution Applications
  • TECH 497 - Workshop in Technology

Technical Electives - course work with advice and consent of departmental adviser (12 semester hours of credit)

Requirements outside Department (20)

  • CHEM 110 - General Chemistry (3)
  • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 150A - Basic Physics and Laboratory (4)
  • STAT 208 - Basic Statistics (3)
  • ENGL 308 - Technical Writing (3)
  • ACCY 206 - Introductory Financial Accounting (3) or ACCY 208 - Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
  • MATH 155 - Trigonometry (3)

Note: All students must also complete the NIU General Education core requirements, as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog. All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at NIU and a minimum of 40 upper level credits. Please contact Stacey Deegan 815-753-9943 or sdeegan@niu.edu.