The emphasis in electrical engineering technology introduces students to diverse and growing areas such as electronic circuits, digital systems, communications, electronic controls, industrial controls, and fiber optics. The field of electronics is constantly growing, and NIU graduates are taught fundamental and advanced concepts, which help them to excel in industry. With the application of computers and software, electrical companies consistently require engineering technologists who are able to handle a wide range of tasks.
The NIU graduates in this field have the theoretical design and development background in many areas to handle complex tasks. In addition, NIU graduates possess a wide variety of hands-on skills, which makes them very desirable in industry, where they are called upon to design and integrate automation components, intricate component testing procedures, and fixtures for testing complex circuits. Students who graduate from the NIU technology program quickly obtain employment, with outstanding compensation, at both large and small companies—in most cases prior to graduation