About the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

At the internationally recognized NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, we shape students into engineers ready to change the world. Our fully accredited programs emphasize hands-on experience, and our small classes are taught by experienced, dedicated faculty. We immerse our students in research and problem-solving in a range of fields. Complemented by close partnerships with regional industries, our personalized approach leads to a near-perfect job placement rate after graduation.

Why Pursue an Engineering Degree at NIU?

  • Hands-on experience in labs and student organizations from your first day on campus.
  • Access to expert faculty with a low 25:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Excellent job prospects with two exclusive engineering job and internship fairs each year.
  • Close proximity to hundreds of industry partners and national labs for research and internship opportunities.
  • Unlimited academic support with free tutoring in our Learning Center.

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History

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has its roots in NIU's industrial arts program. In the early 1900s, this program taught such skills as woodwork, metalwork, book binding and printing. As industrial technology advanced, class offerings expanded. Engineering and technology departments continued to grow, and the college was established in 1985.

Over the years, the college's programs garnered national and international recognition. The college also earned approval from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the National Association of Industrial Technology. In 1995, the $43 million, 125,000-square-foot Engineering Building opened.

Today, the college continues to benefit the community while offering top-tier instruction. By connecting students with training and research opportunities in the area, we play a vital role in local economic development.


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