Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting in-person visits during the following days and times:

  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Otherwise, we are open virtually and can also be reached via telephone 815-753-9979. Please contact Beatrice Kooken at to arrange for a phone meeting or a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams. We will respond to your request as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding.

The combination of exciting projects and engaging courses taught by distinguished faculty in a state-of-the-art facility has made the Department of Mechanical Engineering the choice for a growing number of students looking to start or advance their engineering careers.

Your classes cover the fundamentals of systems and components used in manufacturing, energy conversion and various types of solid and fluid mechanics. These skills will prepare you for jobs in the robotics, automotive, computer-aided design/manufacturing and machine-based fields, just to name a few.

Our approach goes beyond the classroom and laboratory with numerous opportunities for you to intern at regional industries, giving you unparalleled real-life experiences. You’ll also be encouraged to get involved with the challenging Baja Mini Racing Car, Formula Car and Airplane Design projects.

There are two Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees - the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering. In our Master of Science (M.S.) program, your creative and analytical skills are challenged to design a specialized component or system to address an industry need.

Contact Us

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building, Room 226
590 Garden Road  

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-9979

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