Your future in engineering starts here
Driven by innovation and a passion to shape their own future, students interested in engineering-related careers will find that UNI offers a number of programs that fit their individual interests.
Our programs are designed in collaboration with industry partners, and aligned with the latest standards – meaning you’ll graduate with in-demand, employable skills. Working with state-of-the-art technology – some of which can only be found at UNI – we’ll make sure you have the tools and experiences you need to make your mark, and find success in the field of engineering.
The Applied Engineering Building (AEB) is undergoing a $43.9 million dollar renovation, which will be ready in 2023.
Our programs are designed in collaboration with industry partners, and aligned with the latest standards – meaning you’ll graduate with in-demand, employable skills.
UNI offers the least expensive four-year engineering-related programs in Iowa.
Pre-Engineering Majors at UNI
Automation Engineering Technology
Featuring a combination of electronics and mechanical disciplines, Automation Engineering Technology is a rapidly growing industry. Students in this program will study computer programming, motors, hydraulics, pneumatics, control systems, instrumentation and mechatronics.
Electrical Engineering Technology
This program’s curriculum is broad-based, and hands-on – preparing you for a wide variety of careers in the electrical and electronics engineering industry. You’ll study everything from conventional and renewable electrical energy, to machinery and power systems, to microcomputers, digital electronics, wireless communications, computer hardware, networking and more.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
This program prepares students for exciting careers in research and development, engineering, materials testing, quality control and more. With three different emphasis areas in metal casting, design and advanced manufacturing, you can choose classes that fit your goals and interests.
Physics & Engineering 3+2 Program
UNI’s unique 3+2 physics and engineering program allows students to earn two degrees in only five years. Through the program, students will study physics at UNI for three years, before studying engineering at Iowa State University or the University of Iowa for two years. By the end of your five years, you’ll graduate with a degree in physics from UNI and a degree in engineering from a partnering institution.
Facilities for the Future
Our Applied Engineering Building is home to thousands of square feet of workshops, production labs and specialized classrooms, outfitted with the latest equipment and technology. In 2022, we broke ground on a massive, $43 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 will prepare Iowa's industry leaders for tomorrow.