Electrical Engineering

Contacting the Electrical Engineering Department

We're here for you! The Department of Electrical Engineering is accepting virtual and phone meetings. To schedule a virtual meeting or phone meeting please contact the office at 815-753-1290 or email malam1@niu.edu to arrange a time. We will respond to your request as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience!

Almost everything in today's world runs on electricity, and there is a strong demand for electrical engineers. Our electrical engineering program will show you the concepts behind common electrical systems and devices. You'll learn how to develop and operate technology that generates and uses electricity. As you learn innovative ways to improve people's lives, you'll benefit from:

  • State-of-the-art facilities, including robotics, microelectronics design and sensor labs.
  • Dedicated faculty with expertise in wireless communications, automated sensors, microelectronics, alternative energy and other fields.
  • Hands-on preparation for a career in a vital industry.


See what research is taking place in Electrical Engineering and which projects are accepting students.


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