Information for Prospective Students


Points of Pride

  • Hands-on approach and practical labs turn out graduates who know how to apply theory to design and manufacture actual products
  • The Applied Manufacturing Tech program allows students who have completed their A.A.S. to advance their career by completing a bachelor's degree without ever setting foot in DeKalb - classes are taught at regional community colleges and online
  • Half of graduates are employed within six months of graduation, and nearly all are employed within a year. Employers throughout the region know that NIU technology alumni have the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running

Hands On

  • You will get experience in a variety of techniques and technologies with direct application to the working world, including welding, CNC machining, electrical components, 3-D printing, mill work, automation and PLCs.
  • Put what you are learning into practice and build relationships to last a lifetime in one of our student organizations.
  • Check out our labs where you will learn to put theory into practice.

What's the next step?

Learn more about our B.S. in Technology, then request more information, visit and apply!


“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

Contact Us

Department of Engineering Technology
Still Gym 203 
Northern Illinois University 
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1349 
Fax: 815-753-3702