Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

There is a reason faculty members of the manufacturing engineering technology (MET) program at UNI are so connected with key members of industry: they produce exceptional graduates. In fact, the MET program at UNI has placed nearly 95 percent of its graduates in industry over the last decade.

This hands-on program prepares students for careers in the application of modern technology to the design and manufacturing of products, consumer goods and services. Students are provided powerful transformative learning experiences through engaging laboratory-focused classroom environments and internships. Graduates will have mastered skills related to computer-aided design, fluid power, machine and tool design and computer simulation, among other areas.

Additionally, manufacturing engineering students will enhance managerial and leadership skill sets to work through the entire production process - from product conception to sale - which are in high demand in industry.

At UNI, students have the ability to select one or more emphasis area to amplify their education – advanced manufacturing, design or metal casting.

UNI’s manufacturing engineering technology program:

  • Is Iowa’s only undergraduate manufacturing engineering program and boasts Iowa’s only on-campus Metal Casting Center for enhanced, hands-on learning.
  • Is taught by dedicated faculty who have strong professional relationships with members of industry.
  • Includes hands-on, practical learning opportunities on campus and on-site in manufacturing.
  • Through TechWorks, a project between UNI, John Deere and the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, provides students the opportunity to gain experience working with state-of-the-art equipment in the additive manufacturing field.
  • Has more than 20 departmental scholarship opportunities available to students.

Graduates of the manufacturing engineering technology program enter their professions in a variety of roles, including:

  • Test Engineer
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor
  • Automation Supervisor
  • CNC Programmer
The manufacturing engineering technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).


  • Easily transfer your credits with one of our more that 400 articulation agreements.
  • Advantageous to transfer an A.S. or A.A.S. degree.
  • Transfer up to 65 credit hours to UNI from an accredited two-year institution. 
  • Work directly with a UNI advisor to assist in creating a transfer plan.
  • If you have taken courses at a two- or four-year institution other than UNI and what to get an idea of what courses will transfer, check out our Transfer Plan-It tool.
  • Ask about the Admissions Partnership Program (A.P.P.).


  • Each program has designated lab

  • Lab experiences integrated into major coursework

  • Broad-based application oriented engineering/production

  • Real-world experiences result in careers in high demand fields

  • Awarded from department and majors

  • Opportunities for entering students and currently enrolled students

  • More than 20 departmental and/or major scholarships

  • More than $150,000 awarded annually to departmental students

  • Supplement classroom learning experiences

  • Attend National Conferences/Competitions such as National Robotics and Construction Management programs

  • Transition from student chapter to professional organization membership

  • Network with industry professionals


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed


Manufacturing Engineer


Product Specialist

Quality Assurance

Systems Technician


Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’.

Chris Shaw, Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 319-273-3258

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