Department of Engineering Technology


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Program Options:

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Chemical Engineering Technology

Welcome from Department Chair

Welcome to the website for the University of North Alabama Engineering Technology group.  A number of amazing accomplishments have been achieved in the first two years of our program.   First, a student group has successfully competed in an international Chem-E-Car engineering competition, placing third among major prominent universities.  Second, our Co-Op program is in full swing with many students having accepted positions for the summer.  Also noteworthy is that Dr. Gollapalli's Electrical Engineering Technology students placed second for their research at a recent Alabama Academy of Science meeting.  Finally, we are excited about the addition of Chemical Engineering Technology as an option to supplement the existing Electro-Mechanical option.  Dr. Jonathan Sullivan has recently joined UNA to lead this discipline which, like the existing option, benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.  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, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with these industries.

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 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