Engineering Technology at NIU
Bachelor of Science

Design technological innovations — and make them a reality.

If you're interested in both hands-on skills and scientific theory, consider engineering technology. As you study science, math and engineering principles, you'll gain welding, mold-making and other valuable skills. You'll also build your ability to communicate and collaborate, preparing you to develop and implement technological systems in nearly any industry.

Have an associate degree? Explore our online bachelor's degree completion program in applied manufacturing technology.

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What Can I Do With an Engineering Technology Degree From NIU?

Our graduates find success in the public and private sectors, including in managerial roles. You'll be prepared for career success thanks to plentiful internship opportunities and targeted job fairs.

Top skills reported by alumni:

  • Business process management
  • Computer-aided design
  • Continual improvement process
  • Lean manufacturing
  • New product development
  • Project management

Top fields alumni work in:

  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Construction
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Life sciences
  • Natural resources

Career Potential for NIU Engineering Technology Majors

Average mid-career salary:


Top employers include:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • John Deere
  • Navistar, Inc.

Job titles include:

  • Engineering manager
  • Design engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Owner
  • Process engineer
  • Project manager

Source: Steppingblocks, 2023

What to Expect as an Engineering Technology Major at NIU

Our program focuses on topics such as electronics, fabrication and manufacturing processes, workplace safety and product design. By choosing an emphasis, you can focus your studies on your interests and goals:

  • Applied manufacturing technology
  • Electrical engineering technology
  • Energy and environmental engineering technology
  • Industrial management and technology
  • Manufacturing engineering technology

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How We’ll Help You Succeed

Apply for free and we’ll automatically consider you for a renewable merit scholarship.

Earn your bachelor’s degree fast with our affordable tuition and fees. Any credit hours you take over 12 are free (per semester).

Prepare to thrive after graduation with personalized support from Career Services.

With our truth-in-tuition policy, you’ll get the same fixed tuition rate for four continuous years, whether you live in Illinois or another state.

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