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Northern Illinois University - 2016

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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 â€" 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.