Manufacturing a brighter future

In the design lab or on the production floor, our Manufacturing Engineering Technology majors are the ones that make things happen – the applied expert between the engineer and the craftsman.

Our 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.

As a student, you’ll have the chance to work in our outstanding facilities, including: a full production lab, our internationally recognized Metal Casting Center, and the UNI Additive Manufacturing Center, which is a recognized world leader in research and development in the additive manufacturing industry.

 

two students work in the metal casting center

Program Curriculum

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program has developed its curriculum utilizing recommendations from a very active advisory board made up of industry professionals. UNI's curriculum is developed by industry - for industry.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career opportunities for students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa are expected to increase by 14% over the next 10 years.

Transfer to UNI

Transferring to UNI couldn't be easier. Check out our transfer guides to learn more about how community college credits can transfer to UNI.

CONTACT US

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Contact us directly at:

Department of Technology
University of Northern Iowa
Industrial Technology Center 25
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0392

Phone: (319) 273-2561
Email: technology@uni.edu

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Choose Your Area of Emphasis


Advanced Manufacturing

The advanced manufacturing emphasis gives heightened focus to the content areas of advanced manufacturing processes, production management and computer-aided manufacturing.


Design

With an emphasis in computer-aided drafting and design, students receive training in engineering analysis, product research and development, as well as mathematics, science, manufacturing management, industrial materials and processes.


Metal Casting

The metal casting emphasis is one of 21 programs on the North American continent that have been recognized by the Foundry Educational Foundation as a Certified School. Students learn from respected professionals in the metal casting field.

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology at UNI

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I worked at the UNI Metal Casting Center for four years, and helped design, build and test metal casting materials, processes and molds, which were used by private companies and the U.S. military.

Maria Alverio
MET graduate
students pouring at the metal casting center

Connecting you with Industry

The UNI Department of Technology has forged strong connections with industry partners in Iowa, including big-name companies such John Deere, Collins Aerospace and Vermeer. In an average year, nearly 100 employers from around the state, and the Midwest, come to campus to visit with our students, and recruit them for full time positions.