Northern Illinois University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Northern Illinois University
Mailing Address: College of Eng. & Eng. Technology
EB Room 321
City: DeKalb
State: IL
Postal Code: 60115
Country: United States
Phone 815-753-2256
Fax: 815-753-1310
Website: http://www.niu.edu/ceet

Engineering College Inquiries

David Grady
Assistant Director of Student Diversity
Engineering and Engineering Technology
Northern Illinois University
590 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 608-312-8396
Fax: 815-753-1310
grady@niu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Amanda Walsh
Director of Academic Advising
Engineering and Engineering Technolgy
Northern Illinois University
590 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-8071
Fax: 815-753-1310
awalsh8@niu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: DeKalb
This city's population (approx.): 43,849
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 15,027
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,850
Total Professional and other enrollment: 253

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Law, Liberal arts, Health & Human Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Freshman:
19 ACT score and a 2.75 cumulative GPA or top half of graduating class
or
23 ACT score and a 2.5 cumulative GPA or top two thirds of class

A formal online application for admission and application fee,
An official high school transcript indicating class rank and courses completed,
ACT or SAT scores,
An official transcript from each college attended.

Transfer:
In good standing at last school attended
2.0 GPA (with 60+ hours of transferable credit)
Meet competitive GPA, currently 2.5 (less than 60 hours)
Must have completed at least 24 hours of transferable credit to meet only transfer requirements. If less than 24 hours are completed by time of application, freshman requirements must be met.

A formal online application for admission and application fee,
An official transcript from each college attended.

Recommendations

Follow the application procedures and deadlines, complete the application properly with all enclosures, request information on the courses, arrange for a university visit, and talk to an advisor in the intended major.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Omar Ghrayeb
Professor and Acting Dean
Industrial Engineering
Northern Illinois University
College of Eng. & Eng. Technology
EB Room 321
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-2256
Fax: 815-753-1310
oghrayeb@niu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S., Integrated Sequenece B.S. and M.S. JD Law Degree
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, Integrated Sequenece B.S. and M.S. JD Law Degree
Doctoral:Integrated Systems Engineering

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Electrical Engineering Both Donald Zinger Electrical Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering Both Purushothaman Damodaran Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Pradip Majumdar Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Acoustics and Vibrations Center Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Pradip Majumdar
Automation/PLC Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Andrew Otieno
AVC Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Pradip Majumdar
Baxter Reliability Testing Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL
Biomedical Lab Aerospace Engineering INCOLL
CAD/CAM Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Pradip Majumdar
Communications Lab Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Veysel Demir
Computer Design Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Jonathon Merritt
Curricular Integration of Nanotechnology's Principles Electrical Engineering INCOLL
Digital and Communications Systems Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Abul Azad
Digital Signal Processing Labortory Aerospace Engineering INDEPT
Dynamic Large Scale Active Noise Control Electrical Engineering INCOLL Lichuan Liu
Electrical Controls Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Liping Guo
Electrodynamics Lab Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Donald Zinger
Electronics and Circuit Analysis Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Said Oucheriah
Environmental Health and Safety Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Theodore Hogan
Ergonomics Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Purushothaman Damodaran
Fluid Power Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Robert Tatara
Integrated Circuit Design Lab Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Reza Hashemian
Laser Materials Processing Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Frederico Sciammarella
Logistics Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Purushothaman Damodaran
Machining Technology Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Michael Reynolds
Manufacturing Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL Purushothaman Damodaran
Meteorology Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Clifford Mirman
Micro-Factory for Miniaturization Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Pradip Majumdar
Micro/Macro Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering INCOLL
Microelectronic/nanotechnology Electrical Engineering INCOLL
Microwave/Electromagnetic Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Veysel Demir
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Electrical Engineering INCOLL
Numerical Machining (CNC) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Michael Reynolds
Plastics Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Robert Tatara
Power Electronics Electrical Engineering INCOLL Donald Zinger
Power Systems Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Liping Guo
Prototyping Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Jonathon Merritt
Renewable Energy Environmental Engineering INCOLL Kevin Martin
Robotics Electrical Engineering INCOLL
Welding Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Andrew Otieno

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

All engineering majors must fulfill the university's general education requirements and the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). While transfer students with A.A. or A.S. degree may have already completed the university's general education requirements, their course work must include 18 hours of general education course work which fulfills ABET requirements.

Master's Degree Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit with a minimum GPA of 3.00. This average must be earned over all NIU graduate courses required in the student's program as well as over all graduate work taken at NIU.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Not applicable.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Electrical Engineering
  1. Electrodynamics
  2. Acoustic Signal Processing
  3. Digital Communications
  4. Image Processing
  5. Computer Architecture
  6. Bio-Medical Engineering
  7. Nano-Technology
  8. Electrical and Computer
  9. Alternative Energy
  10. Robotics
  11. Optics
Industrial & Systems Engineering
  1. Traffic Modeling & Simulation
  2. Supply Chain Modeling
  3. Statistical Quality Control
  4. Operations Research
  5. Algorithims Development
  6. Production Systems
  7. Manufacturing Systems
  8. Health Systems
  9. Sustainable Energy
  10. Engineering Management
  11. Lean Six Sigma
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Controls & Robotics
  2. Dynamics & Vibrations
  3. CAD/CAM
  4. Heat & Mass Transfer
  5. Fluid Dynamics
  6. Mechatronics
  7. Applied Mechanics
  8. Robotics
  9. Additive Manufacturing

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu

Local Groups

  • Dedicated Engineering and Engineering Technology Honors Society
  • Nu Epsilon Tau

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Int'l Microelectronics & Packaging Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Local Groups

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • Innovator's Club
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Nu Epsilon Tau
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Engineering and Technology Residential Program
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Plastic Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Diversity Programs
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

1. Free tutoring in physics, math, chemistry, computer science and engineering foundation courses.
2. Active Internship/Coop Program.
3. Modern electronic message board in Engineering Bldg.
4. Residential engineering floor.
5. Academic advising by professors.
6. Well-equipped computer facilities.
7. Dedicated Engineering Honors Program.
8. General Honors Program
9. Corporate Scholars Mentorship Program
10. Specialized CHANCE advising
11. Dedicated Engineering Job Fairs
12. Funded and non-funded senior design projects
13. Welcome events
14. Senior design preparation events and activities
15. Job Fair preparation and resume building
16 E-PRIDE Mentorship Program (Engineering Placement Readiness Internships Diversity Engagement
17. Engage to Excel
18. WE Matter (Women Engineers Matter)
19. DiverCity Program
20. ACCESS/PAL Tutoring
21. University Writing Center

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students in electrical engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering must complete a two course sequence in engineering design during their senior year. The first course is basically a proposal preparation course and the second course is an actual design and implementation course. The topics of the design course are related to real life scenarios and students are assigned to teams that are guided by professors. Most projects funded from real corporations and represent real problems in their industry. All projects are judged by faculty and corporate representatives. In addition, our alumni society, Engineering Technology Alumni Society judges all projects and chooses the overall winner. ETAS also provides money for department and overall winners as a prize.
Projects must follow intellectual property components and include strong 21st century skills focused on marketability and sustainability.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Established in 1985, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is the newest college at NIU. The Engineering Building is over 125,000 square feet in size, including 29 laboratories furnished with state-of-the-art equipment valued at more than $15 million dollars. The college offers one of the best undergraduate experiences in engineering education. The college has four departments: Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology. All departments offer B.S. and M.S. programs. The college offers small classes in professional courses; faculty with doctoral degrees (a majority with industrial experience and professional licensures); cooperative education and internship opportunities; concurrent engineering concepts starting with the freshman year; all teaching by professors.

CEET also provides students with Corporate Scholars Mentorship programs, Funded Senior Design opportunities, over 20 active student groups, and dedicated living spaces for engineering students.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Electrical Engineering 4 4 2 10
Industrial & Systems Engineering 4 1 4 9
Mechanical Engineering 4 2 7 13
Totals: 12 7 13 32

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Electrical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Industrial & Systems Engineering 1 3 4 2.00
Mechanical Engineering 10 4 14 2.50
Totals: 13 7 20 4.50

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Electrical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1 0 1 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 2
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 10 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All incoming freshman students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
1. A formal application.
2. An official high school transcript indicating class rank and courses completed.
3. An official ACT assessment or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score report. The ACT code for NIU is 1102. The SAT code for NIU is 1559.
4. An official transcript from each college attended.

Applicants must have a composite ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 910 with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or be in the top half of their class
OR
Applicants must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1060 and a 2.5 GPA or be in the top two thirds of their class

All transfer students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
A transfer student must have completed 24 transferable credit hours of college course work before applying in order to not also meet freshman admissions requirements.
1. A formal application.
2. An official transcript from each college attended.

Must be in good standing at the last college attended
2.0 GPA (with 60+ credit hours of transferrable credit)
Meet Competitive GPA, currently 2.5 (less than 60 hours)

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students intending to major in engineering are directly admitted to those programs upon their admission to the university.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Overseas students must hold valid visas for the time they plan to study in the U.S. The International Student and Faculty Office reviews admission credentials for all incoming overseas undergraduates. There is no application fee.

International applicants must submit an application form, official grade reports, and proof of sponsorship and financial stability. Students from all countries where English is not the native language must also submit a TOEFL score. International students should apply at least six months before the start of classes.

For more information visit the following website:
http://www.niu.edu/isfo

Residency Requirements

Candidates for undergraduate degrees must earn at least 30 semester hours of credit in course work after having earned 80 semester hours.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To maintain the quality of academic programs, the number of transfer students admitted each semester will be determined by the level of university resources available.

Transfer applicants must submit the following:
A formal application for admission
An official high school transcript (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit a high school transcript)
An official transcript from each college attended (sent by each college to the Office of Admissions)
An official ACT or SAT score report sent directly to NIU by the testing company (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit an office ACT/SAT score report).

Note: Transfer numbers for Engineering Technology are included in these totals.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 115
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 23

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $14,204
Room & Board: $10,776
Books & Supplies: $1,400
Other Expenses: $0
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The college offers the scholarships listed below. Most scholarships have specific application criteria and dealines. Receipients are selected by the college or department designated.
*AG Communication Systems Scholarship (full-time und. EE majors, EE office)
*Association of Old Crows Scholarship (junior and senior EE majors, EE office)
*Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers (all majors,only minorities and females are eligible, Associate Dean's Office)
*Energy Systems Group Scholarship Award in Engineering (incoming senior electrical engineering and mechanical engineering majors, Associate Dean's Office)
*Ideal Industries Foundation Engineering Scholarship (junior and senior EE and ME majors, Dean's Office)
*Leadership Tuition Waiver for Women and Minorities (all majors, only minorities and females are eligible, Associate Dean's Office)
*Marsden Scholarship (junior and senior ME majors, Dean's Office)
*Northeastern Illinois Chapter NECA Scholarship (sophomore, junior, senior electrical engineering or engineering technology majors, Associate Dean's Office)
*Omron Foundation Electronic Engineering Endowed Scholarship (junior and senior EE majors, EE Office)
*Shure Brothers Electrical Engineering Scholarship (junior and senior EE majors, EE Office)
*Society of Manufacturing Engineers (all majors, TECH Office)
**Safety and Hygiene Scholarship
**Automation Direct Technology Fund
**Women in Engineering
**Crane Composites Scholarship
**Joe Bittorf Scholarship
**The Caterpillar Excellence Scholarship
**Mullick Family Scholarship
**Navistar Innovation in Engineering
**Road Builder Charities
Salt Creek Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,669
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,049
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 408
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 40%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 27 21
Composite Range: 26 20

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 111 63 85 130 389 48
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) 43 18 23 52 136 17
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 130 87 107 246 570 73
Totals: 284 168 215 428 1095 138

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 6 0 23 0 0 0 30 0 3 0 99 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 12 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 37 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 6 0 19 2 0 0 58 0 7 0 119 3
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 23 0 0 0 60 1 0 0 13 0 59 2 0 0 116 0 13 0 284 3

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 6 2 5 0 0 0 27 2 1 0 52 5
Women 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 11 1
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 14 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 16 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 51 4 4 0 79 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 8 0
Totals: 16 1 0 0 23 3 0 0 9 3 10 0 0 0 102 6 8 0 168 13

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 16 3 0 0 8 0 4 0 0 0 39 6 1 0 74 9
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 18 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 6 0 3 1 0 0 68 9 6 0 98 13
Women 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 1
Totals: 15 0 2 0 29 7 0 0 20 0 10 3 0 0 131 15 8 0 215 25

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 1 1 19 4 0 0 13 3 6 2 0 0 67 21 3 0 114 32
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 16 1
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 1 1 1 23 4 0 0 39 8
Women 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 2 13 7
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 3 0 39 6 0 0 16 2 5 1 0 0 148 34 6 1 222 45
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 19 3 0 0 24 4
Totals: 15 2 8 2 65 13 0 0 37 5 19 5 1 1 272 66 11 3 428 97

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 10 0 5 8 0 39 2 70 56 14
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) 5 0 5 0 3 4 0 14 1 32 26 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 10 0 4 3 0 77 1 99 96 3
Totals: 14 1 25 0 12 15 0 130 4 201 178 23

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 0 1 7 3 0 0 5 0 7 1 0 0 32 7 1 1 70
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 11 3 1 0 32
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 75 2 1 0 99
Totals: 11 3 0 1 22 3 0 0 11 1 13 2 0 0 118 12 3 1 201

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The option is available. Students can pursue a dual degree option and an integrated B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Students in a College of Engineering Bachelors degree program can apply for the Dual Degree Program to earn a B.S. in Engineering and a J.D. Law degree through NIU's College of Law in six years. Upon receipt of their B.S. degree, participating students will receive up to 6 semester hours of credit towards their J.D. degree for 400-level engineering courses.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

General requirements include having obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree prior to the start of the NIU term for which the student is admitted, from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a recognized foreign institution. Applicants must have the approval of the department in which they plan to major and either must have a minimum 2.75 overall grade point average based on a 4.00 system, in their baccalaureate program or must have completed 15 or more semester hours of graduate work at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.20.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

The departments of Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Technology offer graduate studies leading to the Master of Science degree. The programs are designed to stimulate creativity, to provide in depth understanding and the ability to use mondern techniques in analysis and design. Most departments offer a thesis (to develop research abilities) or a non-thesis option (a project to prepare for advanced practice in the field) for completing the degree. Ultimately the Master of Science degree helps the student to build upon the competencies achieved at the baccalaureate level and prepares the student to assume managerial and leadership positions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

For international students, all application materials - the application for admission, letters of recommendation, diplomas, mark sheets, and test scores - must be received by the Graduate School no later than May 1 for admission for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. Normally new international students will not be admitted to begin a degree program in the summer session.

A student seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa must also submit the financial statement and demonstrate adequate financial resources before an I-20 or IAP-66 form will be issued.

An applicant should prepare to take the required tests early enough so that scores can reach the Graduate School before the final application deadline for a given term. Up to eight weeks may be required for the Graduate School to receive scores after the administration of the tests. Applicants should plan to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)and an applicant whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

An applicant who has engaged in graduate study elsewhere must submit official transcripts showing each such degree and all graduate work as part of the application materials. The applicant should request that the appropriate institution(s) send one official copy of each required transcript directly to the Graduate School. Degree transcripts must be from the institution conferring each degree; transcripts of graduate work must be from the institution(s) at which the student was enrolled for such work.

Graduate credit is not accepted in transfer from U.S. institutions that are not accredited or from foreign institutions that are not recognized; therefore, transcripts are not required for work done at such institutions. Some graduate programs may require additional transcripts (such as for associate’s degrees), as indicated in the departmental sections of the NIU course catalog.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $12,274
Room & Board: $10,776
Books & Supplies: $1,400
Other Expenses: $0
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 527
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 274
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 68

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Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 9 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 13 9
Women 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 7
Industrial & Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 79 39 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 3 16 0 1 82 68
Women 10 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 9
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 29 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 13 14 0 1 44 30
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 1
Totals: 140 68 0 0 1 9 0 0 1 6 2 5 0 0 21 33 0 3 165 124

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 35 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 41 32 9
Industrial & Systems Engineering (M.S.) 28 0 1 0 2 0 0 9 1 41 33 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 30 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 36 31 5
Totals: 93 1 3 0 3 0 0 17 1 118 96 22

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 26 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 41
Industrial & Systems Engineering (M.S.) 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 41
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 25 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 36
Totals: 74 19 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 1 0 118

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $35,003 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $50,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $85,003
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Total#: 17 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $709,493 Priv/Non: $43,995
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $753,488
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $26,515 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $35,068
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $61,583
Totals:
Total#: 24 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $61,518 Industry: $709,493 Priv/Non: $129,063
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $900,074

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Acoustics and Vibrations Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Automation/PLC
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
AVC Fuel Cell
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Baxter Reliability Testing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biomedical Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CAD/CAM Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Communications Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Computer Design
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Curricular Integration of Nanotechnology's Principles
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Digital and Communications Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Digital Signal Processing Labortory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Dynamic Large Scale Active Noise Control
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Electrical Controls
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Electrodynamics Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Electronics and Circuit Analysis
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Environmental Health and Safety
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Ergonomics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Fluid Power
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Integrated Circuit Design Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Laser Materials Processing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Logistics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Machining Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Manufacturing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Meteorology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Micro-Factory for Miniaturization
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Micro/Macro Manufacturing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Microelectronic/nanotechnology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Microwave/Electromagnetic
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Numerical Machining (CNC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Plastics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Power Electronics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Power Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Prototyping
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Renewable Energy
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Robotics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Welding
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 24 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $61,518 Industry: $709,493 Priv/Non: $129,063
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $900,074

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Electrical Engineering

1. Microelectronics - nanotechnology, microlectronic devices design and fabrication, MEMS design, chemical and biological sensor development, thin film processing, semiconductor device fabrication and metallization.
2. Acoustics and vibration - active noise control for headsets, snoring, baby incubators, mufflers, and vehicle cabins, active vibration control, psychoacoustics applications.
3. In addition the EE department has active research on smart sensors and sensor networks, wireless communications, computer architecture, software engineering, robotics, fuzzy logic and neural networks, power electronics, motor control, RF, and electromagnetics.

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Statistical quality control, operations research, algorithims development, production systems, traffic modeling, disaster preparedness using modeling and simulation, and supply chain modeling.

Mechanical Engineering

Advanced computer simulations; mechanical vibrations; active vibration control; finite-element methods; metal forming; micro-forming; applied mechanics; robotics; walking machines; nano-fluids; thermal energy systems; refrigeration and air conditioning; computational and experimental heat transfer and fluid dynamics; thermal design of electronic components; high energy laser material processing; transport phenomena in manufacturing and material processing; refrigerant heat transfer; compact torque converters; fuel cell research and hydrogen storage.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Acoustics and Vibrations Center

Polytec PSV 200 Scanning Laser Vibrometer (stand alone, non-contact, full-field system consisting of a laser doppler vibrometer with a scanning unit involving drive electronics, video camera, and a pair of laser beam mirrors and motors, controller, data management system including FFT and various accessories such as close up attachment, motorized tripods, etc.)
LDS 300 lb Shaker (with Amplifier and Power Supply)
Bruel & Kjaer 4 Channel Input / 2 Generator Portable Pulse
Data Physics DP550Win 3 Channel Controller (Sine, Random and Shock)
Modal Shop 50 lb Shaker and Amplifier
Bruel and Kjaer 45 N and 10 N Shakers and Amplifiers
Data Physics Ace 2 Input, 2 Output FFT Analyzers (in Laptop and Personal Computers)
Bruel and Kjaer 3550 4 Channel FFT Analyzer
Spectral Dynamics Bobcat 8 Channel FFT Analyzer (in Laptop and Personal Computers)
Vibrant Technology ME Scope Structural Dynamics Software
Pulse Operational Modal Software
Spectral Dynamics Star Modal Analysis Software
Ansys Finite Element Analysis Software
FEMAP and Dynaview Modal Analysis Correlation Software
Nsoft Fatigue Analysis Software
Ncode dAtagate 14 Channel Data Acquisition System
Sony 8 Channel DAT
PCB Impact Hammers (sledge, general Purpose ans mini)
Accelerometers, Force Transducers and Impedance Heads
Omega Digital Stroboscope
Spectraquest Machinery Fault Simulator (to study vibration spectra of different defects, learning balancing, alignment etc. associated with rotating machinery)
- See more at: http://www.niu.edu/me/labs/vibrations.shtml#sthash.Chzcr99i.dpuf

Baxter Reliability Testing

The Baxter Reliability Laboratory is equipped to meet thermal, vibration and functional test requirements. External customers may provide their own specific test requirements. The laboratory is equipped to handle a variety of product validation requirements, product robustness testing (HALT), electrical stress testing, and accelerated life testing. Additional Reliability functions provided include thermal analysis, reliability prediction, and warranty calculations.

Biomedical Lab

This lab supports the theory, analysis, and design of biomedical sensors. Projects include biological elements, immobilization of biological components, medical, biological, and chemical sensors, and transducers based on electrochemistry, optics, and solid-state devices.

CAD/CAM Laboratory

This lab is equipped with software like PRO/ENGINEER and ANSYS and provides testing on CNC machines.

Communications Lab

This lab enhances learning via hands-on applications related to communications by exploring signals and systems, circuits, active and passive filters, Bode Plot, Fourier transforms, discrete time systems, and two-port networks.

Electrodynamics Lab

The main emphasis of the electrodynamics laboratory is the conversion of electrical power into dynamic mechanical motion. However, the laboratory is set up to develop many aspects of electrical power conversion using electromechanical and power electronic methods.

Students use this lab for the required Electrical Power Systems course. Projects that have used this laboratory relate to power electronic converters, electric drives, and electronic lighting ballasts. One major concern is the conversion of power from alternative energy sources.

Ergonomics

Instruction and research on the principles of ergonomics for the understanding of human limitations and capabilities in man-machine systems. Such understanding assists the industrial and systems engineer to design better and safer products and work places.

Biomechanics & Work Physiology: Equipment for measuring human strength, heart rate, EMG, energy expenditure, and other physiological factors.
Audiovisual & Information Processing: Equipment for measuring noise, vibration, illumination, reaction time, motor skills, information processing, and other cognitive factors.
Work Measurement and Time Study: Equipment for measuring standard time, rating factor, and work sampling.

Integrated Circuit Design Lab

Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
Lab Overview:

The lab is equipped to assist students with designing, constructing, testing and experimenting with both analog and digital circuits. Tools such as SPICE, ISE (digital design tools by Xilinx, Inc.), ModelSim (digital simulator by Mentor Graphics), LASI (layout design tool), and Mentor Graphics are utilized in this lab. The lab is further equipped with FPGA boards and facilities for digital prototyping. The lab emphasis is to provide students with digital and analog design experience, as well as the FPGA-based courses. In addition, the lab supports those who do their senior design projects or MS thesis related to integrated circuit designs.

A recently added feature to this lab is the possibility for remote access. In this facility, the students of FPGA-based design courses may remotely access the lab through the Internet. They can turn the development boards on, implement their designs, reconfigure the FPGA chips, and experiment all from distances.

Laser Materials Processing

R&D in the areas of laser: welding, cladding, heat treating, Additive Manufacturing and assisted machining of ceramics.

Logistics

Supply computer resources to support research and instruction for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Micro-computers, computer workstations, and printers. A large collection of software for simulation, statistical analysis, factory layout, and numerical computation.

Micro/Macro Manufacturing

The goal of the M3 Lab is to merge cutting edge research with the latest trends in manufacturing to provide industry and government solutions that will advance manufacturing.

We work closely with our partners, industry, and government agencies to meet current demands in manufacturing.
•Association for Manufacturing Technology
•Society of Manufacturing Engineers
•National Council for Advanced Manufacturing
•Atometric
•University of Illinois
•Northwestern University
•Southern Methodist University Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing
•Reliance Tool and Manufacturing
•University of Wisconsin Laser-Assisted Multi-Scale Manufacturing Lab
•Gateway Materials Technology
•Protoform LLC
•Rockford Engineering Associates LLC

Microelectronic/nanotechnology

The M.R.D.L is presently a 5,200 square foot facility. This facility consists of a class 10,000 Hybrids facility, class 1,000 Analysis facility, class 100 Semiconductor Fabrication facility, two class 100 Dark

Robotics

This lab features control system modeling for electromechanical systems. Students may participate in time and frequency domain analysis and controller design.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Coatings
  • Computer Modelling & Simulation
  • Ergonomics Human Factors
  • Fuel Cells (SO-2 PGM)
  • Fuel Cells in Transportation Applications
  • Homeland Security
  • Laser Assisted Machining of Ceramics
  • Logistics
  • Micro machining
  • NIU Plastics Emphasis
  • Nano Sensors
  • Nonlinear Dynamic of Triggering Controllers
  • P-20 Educational Initiatives
  • P-20 Task Force
  • Plastics Manufacturing Design and Analysis
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Reliability Testing
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Stepper motors and controllers
  • Strategic Alliance to advance technological education in Rockford, IL, 7-12
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Titanium Machining
  • Transportation
  • Tribology
  • Tribology & Lubrication
  • Tribology & Nano-fluids
  • ZED Transformer

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 0 15 2 0 17
Stipends: $0 $1,200 $1,200 $0
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Appointments: 0 15 15 0 30
Stipends: $0 $1,200 $1,400 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 17 9 0 26
Stipends: $0 $1,200 $1,220 $0
All Total Appointments 0 47 26 0 73

Engineering Technology Information

Head of Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Information

Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree Other
None B.S. None

Engineering Technology Information

Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
Technology Clifford Mirman Other Eng. Technology Disciplines

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Engineering Technology (B.S.) Technology Engineering Technology (General)
Master of Science in Industrial Management Technology Other Eng. Technology Disciplines

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree with major in Technology requires 120 to 125 semester hours. All students must complete the respective requirements in their majors as well as the general education requirements set by the university. The students must declare majors either in electrical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, or industrial technology.

Master's Degree Requirements

The Department of Technology offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. in industrial management. The objective of this graduate program is to build upon the competencies achieved at the baccalaureate level and to prepare students to assume managerial and leadership positions.

Admission to the graduate program in industrial management requires a baccalaureate degree in engineering, technology, or industrial education. Consideration may also be given to applicants with degrees in related areas who have appropriate industrial experience. Students should review the admission and graduate degree requirements in the NIU course catalog. Admission decisions are normally made within three weeks of receipt of the completed application.

A graduate faculty adviser is appointed for each student seeking a master’s degree, and together they plan a program of courses leading to the degree.

A student pursuing the M.S. in industrial management must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in 500-level and above courses with TECH 694 " Industrial Project Management being the capstone course of the academic program. Students are not allowed to repeat the graduate level course of any 400 level course previously taken.

Students in this program may apply no more than 6 semester hours of relevant course work from the following courses: TECH 598 (3), TECH 699A (1-6), TECH 609 (3), or any other practicums, independent studies, directed studies, internships, seminars, and workshop courses from any department within the university.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Engineering Technology Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Technology
  1. Industrial Management
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Environmental Health and Safety
  4. Homeland Security
  5. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  6. Industrial Hygiene/Toxicology
  7. Material Testing
  8. Pollution Control
  9. Ergonomics
  10. Development of monitoring programs, health and safety, and process control
  11. Energy Management
  12. Sustainable Materials
  13. Machining Processes
  14. Plastics
  15. Technology Transfer and Training
  16. Safety
  17. Quality Control and metrology

Engineering Technology Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Local Groups

  • Alpha Phi Mu
  • Dedicated Engineering and Engineering Technology Honors Society (NIU)
  • Nu Epsilon Tau

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Am. Soc. for Mechanical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. for Quality Control
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Safety Eng.
  • Inst. of Industrial Eng.
  • Nat. Soc. of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Automotive Eng.
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Eng.
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Eng.

Local Groups

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society for Safety Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Innovators Club
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • International Microelectronics & Packaging Society
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Nu Epsilon Tau
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Engineering and Technology Residential Program

Engineering Technology Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

Other Student Support Programs

1. Free tutoring in physics, math, chemistry, computer science and engineering foundation courses.
2. Active Internship/Coop Program.
3. Modern electronic message board in Engineering Bldg.
4. Residential engineering floor.
5. Academic advising by professors.
6. Well-equipped computer facilities.
7. Dedicated Engineering Honors Program.
8. General Honors Program
9. Corporate Scholars Mentorship Program
10. Specialized CHANCE advising
11. Dedicated Engineering Job Fairs
12. Funded and non-funded senior design projects
13. Welcome events
14. Senior design preparation events and activities
15. Job Fair preparation and resume building
16. E-PRIDE Mentorship Program (Engineering Placement Readiness Internships Diversity Engagement
17. Engage to Excel

Engineering Technology Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All engineering technology students are required to complete a senior design project course. In addition, there are continuous requirements of hands-on design and fabrication projects throughout the engineering technology programs. The senior design course also incorporates concurrent engineering principles along with comprehensive application of technical knowledge.

Engineering Technology Information

College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

The Northern Illinois University Department of Technology was developed nearly 100 years ago to provide students with a broad vocational background. Over the years, the Departmental mission and direction have evolved. Today, the Departmental mission crosses several key boundaries.

The first and foremost departmental mission is providing a quality hands-on and theoretical technical education to our students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department prepares our students so they can not only obtain employment after graduation, but they can excel in industry from day one. The Department offers undergraduate education in Industrial Management and Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Energy and Environmental Technology. In addition, the department offers an industrially based graduate program in Industrial Management.

The Departmental faculty is involved in continual programmatic assessment and improvement which allows us to educate the next generation of Industrial Technologists and Engineering Technologists who excel in the work environment. Within the Departmental undergraduate programs, we offer a very broad range of courses which provide both a sound introduction and in-depth analysis in given topics. Each program places emphasis upon theoretical/application instruction and laboratory instruction, skills that are demanded by industry. The Department of Technology prides itself on industrial interaction. Many of the Departmental senior projects are conducted with industrial involvement. In addition, students and faculty are involved with projects sponsored through industry and government. As is the case in the technology disciplines, our relationship with industry and developing industry ready graduates are the utmost concerns behind our curriculum development. The theoretical and applications (laboratory) components are state of the art based upon industry input at all levels of development.

The Department of Technology also offers the Master of Science in Industrial Management (MSIM) program which is open to the graduates of engineering, technology, and related technical fields.

Engineering Technology Information

Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Technology 5 5 3 13
Totals: 5 5 3 13

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Technology 0 9 9 3.50
Totals: 0 9 9 3.50

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

All incoming freshman students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
1. A formal application.
2. An official high school transcript indicating class rank and courses completed.
3. An official ACT assessment or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score report. The ACT code for NIU is 1102. The SAT code for NIU is 1559.
4. An official transcript from each college attended.

Applicants must have a composite ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 910 with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or be in the top half of their class
OR
Applicants must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1060 and a 2.5 GPA or be in the top two thirds of their class

All transfer students must first satisfy all requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University:
A transfer student must have completed 24 transferable credit hours of college course work before applying in order to not also meet freshman admissions requirements.
1. A formal application.
2. An official transcript from each college attended.

Must be in good standing at the last college attended
2.0 GPA (with 60+ credit hours of transferrable credit)
Meet Competitive GPA, currently 2.5 (less than 60 hours)


Applicants who rank in the upper half of their graduating class must have a composite ACT score of at least 19 or SAT score of at least 910 OR applicants who do not rank in the upper half of their class but who rank in the upper two thirds of their graduating class must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1060.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Students intending to major in technology are directly admitted to those programs upon their admission to the university.

Some Technology Programs require additional admission requirements:

Emphasis 5. Applied Manufacturing Technology
This area of study is limited to transfer students with an Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in a recognized technical area. With the approval of the NIU Department of Technology adviser and chair, up to 43 hours of proficiency credit, which includes up to 9 hours of upper-level credit, can be used towards the 120-semester hour total and 40-semester-hour upper-level university graduation requirements.

Students in this emphasis are exempt from the 30-semester-hour university residence requirement. All students in this emphasis must obtain a grade of C or better in MATH 155 and all majors must meet NIU's requirements for general education (29-41 hours).

Special Technical Study (23)
This area of study is limited to transfer students with an Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in a recognized field of industrial technology. Up to 23 semester hours of credit from the A.A.S. degree may be applied to this area of study with the consent of the departmental adviser and department chair. Students in this area of study are exempt from the 30 semester hour university residence requirement.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International undergraduate students are asked to submit the following materials for admission to NIU: Official school records from all schools attended (with official English translation), all official test scores (including TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and/or ACT), admissions application, and an application fee. Note: the ACT or SAT is not required for international freshman applicants from foreign high schools. The ACT or SAT is required for international freshman applicants from U.S. high schools. F-1 and J-1 students must also submit proof of financial ability in order to receive their immigration documents.

Fall semester deadlines are May 1 for students living outside the United States and June 15 for students living in the United States. Spring semester deadlines are Oct. 1 for students living outside the United States and Nov. 15 for students living in the United States.

Overseas students must hold valid visas for the time they plan to study in the U.S. The International Student and Faculty Office reviews admission credentials for all incoming overseas undergraduates.

For more details, visit this website: http://www.niu.edu/isfo

Residency Requirements

Candidates for undergraduate degrees must earn at least 30 semester hours of credit in course work after having earned 80 semester hours.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To maintain the quality of academic programs, the number of transfer students admitted each semester will be determined by the level of university resources available.

Transfer applicants must submit the following:
A formal application for admission
An official high school transcript (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit a high school transcript)
An official transcript from each college attended (sent by each college to the Office of Admissions)
An official ACT or SAT score report sent directly to NIU by the testing company (applicants with 24 or more semester hours of transferable credit are not required to submit an office ACT/SAT score report).

Note: The number of Transfer Students was included in the totals for Engineering.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 23
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 6

Engineering Technology

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $14,204
Room & Board: $10,776
Books & Supplies: $1,400
Other Expenses: $0
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) offers the scholarships listed below. Most scholarships have specific application criteria and deadlines. Recipients are selected by the college or department designated:
*American Society of Safety Engineers Scholarship (tech majors, TECH office)
* Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers (all majors, only minorities and females are eligibile, college office)
* Leadership Tuition Waiver for Women and Minorities in Engineering and Technology (all majors, only minorities and women are eligible, college office)
* Seven K Scholarship (technology majors, TECH office)
* Society of Manufacturing Engineers (all majors, TECH office)
* Society of Plastic Engineers (tech majors, TECH office)

Engineering Technology

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 106
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 57
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 36
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 50%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 24 19
Composite Range: 24 20

Engineering Technology

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering Technology (B.S.) 26 74 89 91 280 87
Master of Science in Industrial Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 26 74 89 91 280 87
  Master's Doctoral Department Total
Graduate Engr. Departments Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
Master of Science in Industrial Management 4 19 0 0 23
Totals: 4 19 0 0 23

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 24 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 26 2

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 15 1 0 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 38 7 1 0 72 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
Totals: 3 0 1 0 15 1 0 0 2 1 13 0 0 0 39 8 1 0 74 10

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 17 2 0 0 3 0 16 1 0 0 38 13 2 0 78 16
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 2 0 0 0 21 2 0 0 3 0 17 1 0 0 44 13 2 0 89 16

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 1 13 6 0 0 3 1 14 7 0 0 50 39 0 0 86 54
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 5
Totals: 5 0 1 1 13 7 0 0 3 2 17 7 0 0 52 42 0 0 91 59

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Master of Science in Industrial Management
Men 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 1 3 15
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4
Totals: 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 1 1 4 19

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Engineering Technology

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 0 10 0 2 14 0 56 4 86 80 6
Totals: 0 0 10 0 2 14 0 56 4 86 80 6

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 2 0 0 53 3 3 1 86
Totals: 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 2 0 0 53 3 3 1 86

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Master of Science in Industrial Management 2 0 3 0 0 4 0 6 0 15 12 3
Totals: 2 0 3 0 0 4 0 6 0 15 12 3

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Master of Science in Industrial Management 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 15
Totals: 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 15

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Master of Science in Industrial Management 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Engineering Technology

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The NIU Department of Technology has transfer programs established with all of the community colleges from across the state of Illinois. The Department maintains both 2+2 programs in all areas with these colleges, however, the 3+1 programs are growing in popularity with students who are place-bound. The Departmental 3+1 program is an online program and requires 30 hours in course work, which may be taken either on-campus or through online course delivery. Due to the distance which potential and current students in the northern Illinois region reside and work from the NIU DeKalb campus, the online program in Applied Manufacturing Technology is a suitable choice to continue their education.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Engineering baccalaureate graduates with a dual degree:

Engineering Technology

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both None