Rankings & Recognition

 Outstanding College Alumni Award Recipient

Stephen DoonanStephen Doonan
B.S. '83

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Fast Fact

Through the College's Engineers in Residence program, graduate students partner with regional companies to gain valuable professional experience while still in school. 

The College boasts three state-of-the-art labs sponsored by industry leaders: the Baxter Reliability Lab, the Mitutoyo Metrology Lab and the Automation Direct Lab. 

Home to NIU’s National Safety Education Center (NSEC), one of 24 OSHA-licensed centers across the country. NSEC provides valuable OSHA training for general industry and construction.

The College's Supermileage Team took 1st place among U.S. universities in the 2010 SAE International Supermileage Competition and third place overall.

Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering boast a pass rate of 91 percent on the Fundamentals of Engineering (EF) exam.


College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET)

The College of Engineering & Engineering Technology encourages students to use classroom knowledge to tackling real-world problems. Through state-of-the-art laboratories and partnerships with industry businesses, students are well-prepared by the time they enter our global workforce.

College of Engineering & Engineering Technology Earns National Rankings

U. S. News & World Report

College of Engineering & Engineering Technology Earns Academic Prestige


  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): NIU’s Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Programs are accredited by ABET, assuring that NIU’s Engineering & Engineering Technology students have a solid educational foundation, capable of leading innovation and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public
  • Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE): NIU’s Industrial Technology Program is accredited by ATMAE, attaining professional goals and standards for technology while encouraging “Continuous Quality Improvement”

Professional Organizations

  • The college offers 17 professional organizations, including: Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Engineers without Borders (EWB), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

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