College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Accreditation

Our programs are accredited by the leading engineering education commissions. The high quality of our programs is also reflected by the success of our graduates. Data shows that the majority of our alumni find full-time employment shortly after graduation.

Engineering Program Accrediting Agency
Electrical Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Mechanical Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Industrial & Systems Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Electrical Engineering Technology Accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
Industrial Management & Technology

Accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Enrollment, Graduation and Student Achievement Data

You can see our commitment to our students in our steady enrollment and graduation rates.

Enrollment Data

CEET Total

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Undergraduate 1,522 1,593 1,602 1,583 1,421 1,335
Graduate 263 312 312 277 250 263

Biomedical Engineering

Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Biomechanics and Biomaterials BS
Biomedical Instrumentation, Sensors and Signal Processing BS
Biomedical Engineering - Total 38

Electrical Engineering

Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Electrical and Computer Engineering BS 256 270 291 290 0
Biomedical Engineering BS 84 77 88 73 72 26
Electrical Engineering BS 36 25 23 0 307 287
Electrical Engineering MS 79 50 39 36 41 39
Electrical Engineering- Total Undergraduate 376 372 402 363 379 351
Electrical Engineering- Total Graduate 79 50 39 36 41 39

Engineering Technology

Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Electrical Engineering Technology BS 60 72 57 75 52 47
Industrial Management and Technology BS 215 195 147 145 126 98
Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS 91 97 99 119 101 67
Energy and Environmental Technology BS 30 25 21 31 26 16
Applied Manufacturing Technology (online) BS 24 43 56 54 59
Industrial Management MS 33 38 23 30 19 19
ET - Total Undergraduate 396 413 369 428 360 287
ET - Total Graduate 33 38 23 30 19 19

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Health Systems Engineering BS 7 4 7 5 4 4
Manufacturing Systems BS 17 16 11 8 9 10
Engineering Management BS 26 31 33 33 20 18
Engineering Management MS 3 20 16 18 30
Industrial Systems Engineering MS 79 133 149 119 107 107
ISYE - Total Undergraduate 130 135 131 111 95 87
ISYE - Total Graduate 79 136 169 135 125 137

Mechatronics Engineering

Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mechatronics Engineering BS 0 8

Mechanical Engineering

Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
No emphasis BS 431 444 446 442 430 400
Advanced Computing and Simulation BS 9 10 22 20 20 15
Sustainable Energy BS 31 48 46 58 46 34
Robotics and Controls BS 107
Mechatronics and Robotics BS 98 93 102 107 91
Mechanical Engineering MS 72 96 81 76 65 68
MEE - Total Undergraduate 569 595 616 627 587 564
MEE - Total Graduate 72 90 81 76 65 68
Employment and Salary Data

The following survey data was self-reported by graduates from our bachelor's and master's degree programs. Organized by graduation year, the data shows how many alumni were employed within one year of earning their degree, as well as salary information.

Employment of Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Graduation Year Number and Percent Employed Median Starting Salary Reported N (CEET Response Rate)
2012-2013 52 (96%) $60,000 52 (28%) *
2013-2014 78 (99%) $66,375 79 (35%)
2014-2015 73 (96%) $62,000 76 (34%)
2015-2016 15 (88%) $62,790 17 (6%) *
2016-2017 55 (96%) $70,000 57 (19%) *
Notes: * Response rate < 30%; graduation year defined as graduated in December, May, or August.

Employment of Master's Degree Graduates

Graduation Year Number and Percent Employed Median Starting Salary Reported N (CEET Response Rate)
2012-2013 15 (94%) $60,000 16 (33%)
2013-2014 25 (100%) $73,400 25 (25.5%) *
2014-2015 42 (95%) $67,500 44 (37%)
2015-2016 12 (75%) * $80,000 * 16 (13%) *
2016-2017 45 (94%) $70,000 48 (31%)
Notes: * Response rate < 30%; graduation year defined as graduated in December, May, or August.

Top 10 Employers Reported by B.S. and M.S. Graduates

  • Navistar Inc.
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Woodward, Inc.
  • ComEd
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Discover Financial Services
  • John Deere
  • Ideal Industries, Inc.
Employment Trends
  • 75%-83% of CEET graduates work in Illinois after graduation.
  • 88% of NIU CEET graduates (baccalaureate and advanced degree-earners) report full-time employment in Illinois post-graduation.

Notes:

  • Data from full-time positions were considered; part-time positions were excluded.
  • Full-time employment data were reported from 216 NIU CEET graduates (baccalaureate and advanced degree-earners, 2003–2019).
  • Only 191 of the 216 reported a state location for their first employment post-graduation; 25 respondents did not provide a state or location for their employment.
  • 168 of the 191 (88%) reported employment in Illinois.

Based on NIU data reported to the state (2018), 74.7% of NIU graduates who began working in Illinois still resided in Illinois three years after graduation. Source: Illinois College2Career

Contact Us

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building
590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL
815-753-1442
ceet@niu.edu
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