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Northern Illinois University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

De Kalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University

Overview

Northern Illinois University / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in De Kalb, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 53

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

101
Applied
46
Accepted
4
Enrolled
46%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
63%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.95%
Black or African American 2.63%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.32%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (93%)
Female (6%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Robotics, nonlinear dynamic systems, piezo mechanics, quartz resonators, sheet metal forming
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address De Kalb, IL  60115-2854
United States
Contact Dr. Federico Sciammarella
Interim Chair
Email: sciammarella@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-9970
Fax: 815-753-0416