The mission of the Department of Technology encompasses the transmission, expansion, and application of technological knowledge through teaching, research, and public service. The department prepares technically oriented professionals for leadership, management, and service positions in business, industry, education, and government. The major in technology includes emphases in electrical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, nuclear engineering technology, and industrial technology. Instruction in these emphases seeks to improve productivity, safety, and the well being of society through combining scientific, engineering, and management knowledge with technical skills.
Abilities such as leadership, practical applications, problem solving, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and a positive attitude toward lifelong learning are fundamental to the modern industrial community served by the Department of Technology. These needs are met in harmony with the university, educating traditional and non-traditional students through career preparation and enhancement programs. The faculty accomplish these tasks using a variety of flexible, innovative, interesting, and creative course delivery systems.
All technology majors/minors who do not place into MATH 229 must obtain a grade of C or better in MATH 155.
Certificate of Undergraduate Study
The Department of Technology participates in the Homeland Security Certificate of Undergraduate Study. See the section on Inter-College Interdisciplinary Certificates in this catalog for details or visit the Homeland Security website at http://www.niu.edu/HomelandSecurity/index.shtml.
Clifford R. Mirman, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, Presidential Engagement Professor, chair
Abul Azad, Ph.D., University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), assistant professor
Liping Guo, Ph.D., Auburn University, assistant professor
Earl E. Hansen, C.I.E., C.H.C.M., Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, associate professor
Theodore J. Hogan, C.I.H., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, assistant professor
Sarveswara (Rao) Kilaparti, Ph.D., Northwestern University, assistant professor
Shanthi Muthnuswamy, Ph.D., University of New York, assistant professor
Andrew W. Otieno, Ph.D., University of Leeds (Britain), associate professor
Said Oucheriah, Ph.D., P.E., Cleveland State University, associate professor
David J. Schroeder, Ph.D., University off Illinois, assistant professor
Robert Tatara, Ph.D., Northwestern University, associate professor
Promod Vohra, Ed.D., P.E., Northern Illinois University, professor