Department of Engineering and Industrial Professions


Scholarship of Distinction in 

Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering and Industrial Professions is seeking applicants for our new Scholarship Program for our bachelor's program in Engineering Technology.  

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.  

Check out the following website 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


Our Engineering Technology program is accredited by ABET.


Welcome from Department Chair

Welcome to the website for the University of North Alabama's Department of Engineering and Industrial Professions.  The Department is now comprised of a bachelor's program in Engineering Technology with three degree options, a bachelor's program in Occupational Health Science, and a master's program in Applied Manufacturing Engineering. 

Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology program has yielded some amazing accomplishments after completing its 6th year.  First, our students participating in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) competitions have finished in the top 5 in national competition in 4 of the 5 years since the program's inception, besting many premier institutions.  Second, our students and graduates are finding success in co-op and full-time positions at partner companies regionally as well as elsewhere in the U.S.  

Occupational Health Science

The Occupational Health Science program (formerly known as the Industrial Hygiene program) is one of only four ABET-accredited bachelor's program in the United States.  Our program has been in existence here at UNA since 1979 when it was added due to the interest of both the government and industry in safety in the work environment.  It has been designed to prepare students for direct entry into positions in industry, government, and other organizations as occupational health scientists and for entry into graduate programs in environmental health and safety.  Our program has been continuously accredited by ABET, Inc. since 2001.  

Applied Manufacturing Engineering

Our online Master's in Applied Manufacturing Engineering will begin its 3rd year with an expectecd enrollment of 25 students for the 2022-2023 academic year.  The first cohort of graduates took place at the completion of the spring semester of 2021.  Also, this degree program participates in UNA's AMP Program (Accelerated Master's Program) where qualified undergraduate students may start this master's degree concurrently with their undergraduate degree — thus, students are on a fast-track to equip themselves with a master's degree and saving money because AMP courses are offered at the undergraduate tuition rate.  

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 our programs, 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.  


Finally, we are proud to be housed in the Science and Technology Building built in 2015 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