Department of Engineering and Technology


Excellence in Engineering Technology Scholarship

The Department of Engineering and Technology is seeking applicants for our new Excellence in Engineering Technology Scholarship Program.

UNA is committing $1 million per year to assist Engineering Technology majors complete their degree.  Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology with any of the three options (Bio-engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, or Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology) are eligible to apply.

Stay tuned for more information!


B.S. Degree in Engineering Technology

This degree integrates applied and hands-on learning with theoretical and conceptual curriculum.  This type of engineering degree prepares students to enter the workforce as engineers with skills that are applicable to a wide variety of industries. 

Program Options:

  • Bio-Engineering Technology - graduates will be prepared to enter job markets in fields such as environmental mitigation, alternative fuels, pharmaceuticals, beverage and food development, and bio-derived materials.
  • Chemical Engineering Technology - graduates are prepared to analyze chemical, thermal and fluid processes; evaluate fluid-flow, heat transfer, chemical separation and reactor unit operations; research new products and systems; and characterize material samples – just to name a few.
  • Electro-Mechanical Technology - graduates are prepared to compete for high demand and well-paying careers in manufacturing, engineering and R&D.


M.S. Degree in Engineering

Program Option:

  • Applied Manufacturing Engineering


We are proud to announce our Engineering Technology program is now ABET Accredited!


Welcome from Department Chair

Welcome to the website for the University of North Alabama Engineering and Technology group.  The program's recently completed third year has yielded some amazing accomplishments.  First, our students finished in first place in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) Southern Region competition, besting many premier institutions.  Second, our students and graduates are finding success in co-op and full-time positions at partner companies.  Also noteworthy is that Dr. Sullivan's new Chemical Engineering option is in full swing with engaged students and state-of-the-art equipment. 

Looking to the future, we are excited to announce a new "Bio-Engineering" option starting Fall 2020.  Developed in collaboration with the Biology Department, this curriculum prepares students for a multitude of future careers, including professional schools (i.e., medical), graduate research programs, or a career in Bio-Engineering Manufacturing.  The northern Alabama and Shoals region have numerous employment opportunities for engineers; in fact, the first and seventh highest concentration of engineers in the country reside in the Huntsville and Decatur areas, respectively.

For Students, Parents and Educators

We have been continuing to equip our labs with state-of-the-art equipment and are focused on hiring faculty with a passion for teaching excellence, and developing corporate partnerships to provide co-op and internship opportunities.  The tabs to the left will direct you to more specific information about our program.  If you are a high school educator, student, or parent interested in learning more about the Engineering and Technology program, please send me an e-mail and we can arrange a visit at your school or here at UNA. 

For Manufacturers

If you are a regional manufacturer interested in being a corporate partner for the purposes of developing a co-op program, educating students about your industry or helping us better prepare students for their future careers, please send me an e-mail and we can coordinate a visit.  You will likely find it encouraging that the students will be exposed to management protocols like Six Sigma and stage-gate commercialization processes early in their education, as these topics were fundamental in my personal industrial career. 


Finally, the Engineering group is proud to be housed in the brand new Science and Technology Building on our beautiful campus.  The labs and classrooms are state of the art and provide a terrific environment for both students and faculty!   Thanks for your interest.  We look forward to hearing from you.

SET building