THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Engineering

stronger than ever

About 1,200 University of Akron engineering students are placed in co-ops every year

Prepared

~1,000

Future engineers placed in co-op positions each year

The average starting salary of our graduates is $63,365

Future forward

$64,000

Average starting salary for engineering and engineering tech graduates

We average about $1 million in research funding every month

Experienced

100%

2020 graduates participated in at least one form of experiential learning

Why Akron?

Engineering student from The University of Akron at their co-op with Swagelok

Co-op program

Blend paid industry work with your studies. Co-ops can lead to full-time employment after graduation from our engineer college.

A student poses with a project plane she is using in aeronautics in The College of Engineering at The University of Akron.

Design teams

Rockets or robots? Race cars or remote-control planes? Whatever your interest, we have a design team for you.

Engineering student at The University of Akron performing research

Research

The development of new technologies, breakthroughs, and scientific advances are a routine part of our college engineering programs.

UA ENGINEERS AT WORK

On the job with a corrosion engineer

What exactly does a corrosion engineer do?

Well, Madeline Lee gets to float over a shark infested pit. Hear how being a corrosion engineer led to her shark encounter and many other cool places!

Meet other UA engineering grads on the job

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

I chose UA over colleges in my home state because of the amazing success of the design teams, the level of engagement between professors and students, and scholarships. UA offers a highly respected education at a great value.

Riley Dodds,
majoring in civil engineering

University of Akron engineering student Rogelio De Las Casas

Events

The Student Union at The University of Akron

You have to see our campus!

Learn about the enrollment process, academic programs, scholarships, financial assistance, student life and so much more. See opportunities to visit in person or virtually.

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NEWS

Diverse Engineering Podcast

Diverse Engineering podcast is back, this time with a focus on women

The latest installment of “Diverse Engineering – Women Engineers Through the Decades,” an initiative of the College of Engineering and Polymer Science, is back! This podcast celebrates the unique voices and stories of UA engineering alumni.

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Timken Center

Timken Foundation gift to make The University of Akron a national research center for precision manufacturing needs

Manufacturing companies across the nation will soon have access to state-of-the-art resources and vital expertise to assist them in developing new and innovative finishing technologies thanks to a generous $3 million gift to The University of Akron (UA) from the Timken Foundation of Canton.

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Liz Clifford (second from right) and mentors in the Zips: Engineered for Success program

New program to support success of engineering freshmen

Elizabeth Clifford, a current mechanical engineering PhD student, is the brainchild behind one of the College of Engineering and Polymer Science's latest student-focused initiatives.

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