Two University of Akron engineering students working in a lab


College of Engineering

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


Students placed in co-ops each year

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


Average starting salary of graduates

We average about $1 million in research funding every month


Research funding per month

Why Akron?

Engineering student at The University of Akron on a co-op with Marathon Oil

Co-op program 

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

A student tests a baja car at 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


The development of new technologies, breakthroughs, and scientific advances are a routine part of students’ education.

Alumni Stories

On the job with a structural engineer

How can one person have first-hand ability to change the world?

Learn this and more in this edition of Alumni Stories with Civil Engineering alum Joshua Thomas.


I chose UA specifically for engineering. All of my professors have been great. When I graduate, I have a job lined up with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where I had six co-ops over my college career.

majoring in electrical engineering

University of Akron engineering student in a lab


The Student Union at The University of Akron

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Learn about the enrollment process, academic programs, scholarships, financial assistance, student life and so much more. Learn more and register. 

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Zips Racing marks its 30th year

See the first car, its technical specs and the story behind its number. Also, Zips Racing alums: Where are they now?

College of Engineering at The University of Akron

Knowing when to repair your tires is going to get much easier

Ph.D. student designed 3D printed smart tire sensors that tell you when it is time to repair your tires, and won first place in the Future Tire category at Monte Jade Innovation Competition 2019.

University of Akron professor who received a large federal grant to study breast tumor models

UA engineers develop tech that prevents power outages

Research team is developing a solution to identify faulty power lines in advance of an outage and isolate the place on the line that is damaged.

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