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. Numerous opportunities exist for graduates with an interest in the area of computing-integrated manufacturing.
Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in several functional areas of manufacturing, including: process research and development, manufacturing engineering, production planning and control, materials testing, quality control, production supervision, inventory control and industrial engineering.
- Advanced Manufacturing emphasis: The automation and production concentration gives special emphasis to the content areas of manufacturing processes, production management and computer-aided manufacturing.
- Design emphasis: With a concentration in computer-aided drafting and design, students receive training in engineering analysis, product research and development, as well as mathematics, science, computer programming, manufacturing management, industrial materials and processes.
- Metal Casting emphasis: The metal casting program is one of thirty programs across the nation that have been recognized for excellence in cast metals education by the Foundry Educational Foundation. Students will be learning from respected professionals in the metal casting field. Program activities range from conventional green sand molding to near net shape solidification processing.