About the Department
The Department of Applied Engineering & Technical Management (formerly the Department of Technology) is under the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences in the University of Northern Iowa. Through hands on experiences and deep partnerships within the industries we serve, our department supports a current enrollment of over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, preparing them for careers in the following majors:
Explore our Facilities
This is where dreams are built
Preparing students for careers of the future means creating modern, technologically advanced learning environments – where students use cutting-edge technology to build, engineer and design their dreams.
Industrial Technology Center
Our state-of-the-art Industrial Technology Center is home to several thousand square feet of workshops, production labs and specialized classrooms, outfitted with the latest equipment and technology. In 2022, we’ll break ground on a massive, $40 million renovation. This project will update and expand the facility, serving the needs of today’s students and ensuring UNI's Department of Applied Engineering & Technical Management can prepare Iowa's industry leaders for tomorrow.
Metal Casting Center
UNI’s Metal Casting Center is a nationally-recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. For more than 25 years, the center has pushed the boundaries of education and research to enhance the metal casting industry – bringing new processes and technologies to the market. The Metal Casting Center routinely employs students for part-time positions, and research work.
Additive Manufacturing Center
A national leader in research and development for the manufacturing industry, the Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) works directly with industry partners to create new technologies and processes that improve the supply chain. The AMC uses special materials and processes that are not yet commercially available – including North America’s largest 3-D sand printer – to bring new technologies to the marketplace. The Additive Manufacturing Center routinely employs students for part-time positions, and research work.