COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND POLYMER SCIENCE
What makes us great
- 93% of students who earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering in spring 2018 were employed or seeking additional education within six months. The average starting salary of graduates from the college is $63,365.
- The college is home to the fifth-oldest engineering co-op program in the U.S., in which students gain valuable, practical work experience with more than 2,000 employers nationwide. On average, 1,260 students are placed into co-ops each year.
- The college’s student design teams build race cars, rockets, robots and more, frequently ranking among the best in the nation and the world. UA’s design teams — including Formula Combustion, Formula Electric, Baja, Human-Powered Vehicle, Concrete Canoe, NASA Robotics Mining, and Akronauts Rocket teams — all placed in the top 10 in at least one of their respective major competitions in the 2018-19 season.
- UA’s bachelor’s degree in corrosion engineering was the first undergraduate degree of its kind to be established in the country. Also, outside of the U.S. Air Force Academy, UA offers the country's only bachelor's degree in aerospace systems engineering.
- The National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP), originally funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, helps government and industry develop solutions for corrosion and materials performance challenges.
- In 2019 the college received an average of $1 million in research funding per month. Research projects are supported by such agencies as NSF, NIH, NASA, DOE, DOD, the State of Ohio, private foundations and many industrial partners such as FirstEnergy, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BP, GE, The Timken Co., Parker Hannifin, Goodyear, Bridgestone/Firestone and others.