Many classes in your major will be held in Jacobetti Complex, which could be the definition of “hands-on” learning, with more than 40 specialized laboratories and classrooms, many of which are authentic recreations of real-world businesses and shops. This state-of-the-art facility includes labs CAD, CNC programming and production, data acquisition, electronics, hydraulics, machine tooling, materials testing, process control, robotics and PLCs. When you graduate, you’ll be well acquainted with the machinery, tools and skills you’ll need to succeed.
Students have an advantage in Engineering Technology, being able to immediately enter the job field with a one- or two-year degree, or continue on to earn a bachelor’s and increase your earning power. Jobs in the field are expected to grow at an average rate, with good salaries.
Hands-on experience in the classroom, students aren't just learning through textbooks. They're learning through doing.
What you'll do at NMU
Intern at RTI Surgical in Marquette, an innovative world leader. Maybe you’ll collaborate with students from the Chemistry Department to create a new, clean-burning fuel source out of scrap paper and algae. Or help design, build and race a baja car against dozens of other universities in an annual challenge. Study abroad and see how a factory is tooled in Europe. Or help wire a new Habitat for Humanity home. Whatever you do, you’ll have the personal attention and support of talented, caring teachers every step of the way.
The Engineering Technology Department at NMU provides students with the required technical knowledge and professional skills to make an immediate impact when employed in industry and to become successful leaders and innovators throughout their careers.