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NIU Engineering @RVC

NIU Engineering @ RVC brings NIU’s top-ranked engineering program to Rockford, allowing local students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology without leaving the RVC campus! 

Connected. Convenient. Affordable.

NIU Engineering @ RVC is your affordable, industry-integrated source for high-quality education that will build your career. Rockford-area companies have put their support behind this innovative program to build the workforce and engineer Rockford's future. Earn your:
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering offered at RVC
  • B.S. Technology in Applied Manufacturing Technology offered Online, with Rockford area internship opportunities


Benefit from corporate partnerships with regional industry partners, including Woodward and UTC Aerospace, to make sure you gain the real-world experience you need to succeed.


Complete your degree and increase your earning potential closer to home and work in Rockford, a thriving hub for the engineering and technology, aerospace, and manufacturing fields.


NIU's public university tuition is competitive.  Combining an associate's degree from RVC with upper division credits from NIU saves you an estimated $16,000 in tuition and fees over four years.

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Just fill out this quick interest form to start your journey toward an engineering degree today!