The mission of the Department of Engineering Technology is to offer engaged learning programs that promote strong partnerships with industry and foster a cooperative relationship between faculty and students. The Department of Engineering Technology at NIU is committed to providing our students with an industry-focused technical education that emphasizes strong theoretical and applications-oriented approaches to problem solving and to engage in life-long learning, and adapt to emerging technologies. The departmental faculty will also engage in professional activities that adds value to the university and the community at large.
The Department of Engineering Technology is committed to technical education and programs which incorporate continuous improvement, student-centered engagement, and applied research that prepare our students to analyze, develop, and implement innovative and sustainable solutions for a contemporary society.
As a statement of the career and professional accomplishments that the Department of Engineering Technology is preparing its graduates to achieve, we have adopted the following program educational objectives, in consultation with our alumni, Industrial Advisory Boards, and other program stakeholders.
In three to five years after the completion of the baccalaureate degree, Department of Engineering Technology graduates will:
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, Department of Engineering Technology graduates will:
The department's undergraduate program is designed to provide graduates with: