Mechatronics Engineering at NIU
Bachelor of Science

Advance the cutting edge of technology.

From delivery drones to wearable tech, mechatronics is a rapidly evolving field. Our program combines several kinds of engineering to focus on the creation of complex machines and systems. Your coursework will explore innovations like artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, and you'll have access to our extensive laboratory facilities.

I am majoring in mechatronics engineering. I chose this because I wanted to learn different aspects of engineering and be able to work on all aspects of a project.

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What Can I Do With a Mechatronics Engineering Degree From NIU?

As a mechatronics engineer, you'll thrive in many settings, from global enterprises to small, high-tech companies. Your duties may include creating prototypes, developing technologies or performing research.

Top skills reported by alumni:

  • Computer-aided design
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Teamwork

Top fields alumni work in:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Electronic manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing

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Career Potential for NIU Mechatronics Engineering Majors

Average mid-career salary:


Top employers include:

  • 3M
  • ASML Taiwan
  • Antunes
  • Benetech, Inc.
  • Cat-I Glass Manufacturing

Job titles include:

  • Automation engineer
  • Controls engineer 
  • Design engineer and drafter
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Owner

Source: Steppingblocks, 2023

What to Expect as a Mechatronics Engineering Major at NIU

As you learn aspects of mechatronics, electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering, you'll have access to our lab facilities, including a microelectronics design lab and an intelligent networks and systems lab. You'll also have access to internships, research projects and student organizations.

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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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