The future of industry starts here

Home to top-ranked programs, the UNI Department of Applied Engineering & Technical Management prepares students for some of the most rapidly-growing industries in today’s society – whether it’s construction, manufacturing, management or education.

With a focus on hands-on learning, our educational style is anything but textbook. 

Intern with industry-leading partners, gain experience working on real-world projects for real-world clients, and build your network by joining one of our several student organizations.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills, experiences and connections you need to lead.

Connecting you with opportunities


Through unique undergraduate research experiences, our students have the chance to take their learning beyond the classroom – solving real-world problems. Working side-by-side with professors, you’ll develop practical skills that set you apart from the crowd, and have the chance to publish your work for the world to see.

a student with an exacto knife works with a wooden object

Internships and Employment

Through experiential learning, we work hard to connect our students with internships and student employment opportunities to advance their education. You can intern with one of our industry-leading partners, like John Deere, or get a part-time job working at one of our centers, such as the Metal Casting Center or the Additive Manufacturing Center.

a student in protective gears works with hot metal as sparks fly

Panther Educational Products

Panther Products is a non-profit enterprise center on campus, located within the Industrial Technology Center. Panther Products employs students to primarily work on the design and production of products to fulfill grants and other needs on campus as well as within the local community. While working for Panther Products, students gain the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom by designing, building and producing items.

a student uses an exacto knife to clean the edges of a wooden cutout of Iowa