Engineering Technology

Today's rapidly changing world requires professionals familiar with the equipment and applications used in technological fields. Our engineering technology program will expand your understanding of applied engineering and the intersection of science, math and computer programming. You'll also gain experience with welding, CNC machining, 3D printing and other techniques.

Thanks to our partnerships with government and industry, you'll have opportunities to apply what you learn in the real world, which will prepare you for a successful career. Regional employers trust our program, and almost all graduates are employed within a year of graduation.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We're still here for you! The department of Engineering Technology remains open virtually but is not accepting in-person visits at this time. Please call the office at 815-753-1349 or email technology@niu.edu to arrange for a phone meeting or a virtual meeting.

Research

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

Laboratories

Learn more about our amazing facilities.

We all stick together and the professors all stick with the students. They act like they care. I want to work with a product from start to finish; design, manufacturing and selling the product.

I'm going to get involved as an alumna. I want to be a part of what has helped me succeed and tell other students about it.

Parrys Jones, B.S. '17, Manufacturing Engineering Technology