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.
ITC front entrance to the building.

Applied Engineering Building

First constructed in 1974, the Applied Engineering Building is home to the Department of Applied Engineering & Technical Management.  In 2022, we’ll break ground on a massive, $43.9 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.

Students in full protective gear working with metal.

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.

Student with instructors on a manufacturing plant floor.

Foundry 4.0 Center

A national leader in research and development for the manufacturing industry, the UNI Foundry 4.0 Center works directly with industry partners to create new technologies and processes that improve the supply chain. This facility 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 Foundry 4.0 Center routinely employs students for part-time positions, and research work.