|2015–16 record 20–15 (8–6 A-Sun)||Head coach Jim Engles (8th year)|
|Conference Atlantic Sun Conference|
Assistant coach Brian Kennedy Jesse Agel Kim Waiters
Home arena Fleisher Center (cap. 1600)
The 2015–16 NJIT Highlanders men's basketball team represented the New Jersey Institute of Technology during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Highlanders, led by eighth year head coach Jim Engles, played their home games at the Fleisher Center. After two seasons as the only Division I independent, they were first year members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. They finished the season 20–15, 8–6 in A-Sun play to finish in to finish in a three way tie for second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the A-Sun Tournament to Stetson. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Army, Boston University, and Texas–Arlington to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Columbia.
On April 1, head coach Jim Engles resigned to become the head coach at Columbia. He finished at NJIT with an eight-year record of 111–139.