Mechatronics Engineering (B.S.)

Why Study Mechatronics Engineering at NIU?

From delivery drones to wearable tech, mechatronics is a rapidly evolving field. Our mechatronics engineering program combines several kinds of engineering to focus on the creation of intelligent machines and systems. Your coursework will explore fast-moving technologies such as:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cloud technologies
  • The internet of things

You'll benefit from:

  • Extensive laboratory facilities
  • Award-winning teachers
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning

Careers with a Mechatronics Engineering Degree

As a mechatronics engineer, you can build a career in many settings, from global enterprises to small high-tech companies. Your duties may include developing products or technology or performing research.

You'll be in demand by a range of industries:

  • Robotics
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer products
  • Defense
  • Medical and health
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Materials processing
  • Networking
  • Robotics
  • Rehabilitation

Attend our engineering job and internship fairs to turn your degree into a career.

Mechatronics Engineering Faculty

You'll work with our distinguished faculty members. They have many areas of expertise, including:

  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Assistive robotics
  • Embedded systems
  • Networking and cloud technology
  • Internet of things
  • Cloud computing
  • Swarm technology
  • Systems design
  • Artificial intelligence

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

You'll have access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. They include:

  • Microelectronics design lab
  • Class-100 clean room
  • Application-oriented Robotics and Mechatronics lab
  • CAD/CAM lab
  • Dedicated electrical engineering lab
  • Intelligent Networks and Systems lab

You'll also have opportunities to participate in internships and research projects. In addition, you can join numerous engineering student organizations, such as:

  • Robotics Club
  • Mars Rovers
  • Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers
  • National Society for Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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