Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Why Study Engineering Technology at NIU?

When you pursue your Bachelor of Science in engineering technology, you'll be working with instructors who have built strong partnerships with industry and believe in building a strong partnership with you. You can expect to receive scientific, mathematical and engineering principles allowing you to analyze, develop and implement systems. You'll learn to work effectively on team projects, and compete in today's innovation-driven industrial workforce.

Engineering technology solutions change society and the world. Our program gives you the ability to solve broadly defined engineering technology problems, and the skills to communicate technology issues both inside and outside of the field. 

Upper division work in the applied manufacturing technology emphasis can be completed online.

Careers with an Engineering Technology Degree

Graduates with degrees in engineering technology are in demand in both the public and private sectors. You can pursue careers in many areas including:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication companies
  • Construction companies
  • Electronic companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Power plants
  • Satellite companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Military
  • Utility companies

Engineering Technology Faculty and Facilities

You'll work in state-of-the-art laboratories, giving you plenty of opportunities to develop skills hands-on. Labs include:

  • Automation
  • Digital and communication systems
  • Fluid power
  • Machining technology
  • Power systems
  • Welding and joining

Our engineering technology faculty possess global experience and diverse research interests including:

  • Kinematic analysis
  • Energy management
  • Foreign sourcing economics
  • Chemical exposure
  • Nano technology
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Workplace ergonomics
  • Structural health monitoring

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

There are more than 18 organizations for students in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to get involved. From professional fraternities to national societies for engineers, to clubs, there's something for everyone. You'll participate in nationally acclaimed projects including the NIU Mini Baja team and the NIU Supermilage team.

Internships are plentiful as well, and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology hosts two job and internship fairs each year.

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