Two University of Akron engineering students working in a lab

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

College of Engineering

1,260

Students placed in co-ops each year

$63,365

Average salary of graduates

$1M

Research funding per month

Why Akron?

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

Earn while you learn: Co-ops

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

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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.

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Engineering student at The University of Akron

Research

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

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A student-designed race car on the track

30 years of Zips Racing

See the first car, its technical specs and the story behind its number.

Zips Racing alums: Where are they now?

Zips Racing at 30

A student-designed car on a track

30 years of Zips Racing

See the first car, its technical specs and the story behind its number.

Zips Racing alums: Where are they now?

Zips Racing at 30

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Todd Dickerhoof, a University of Akron Engineering student, on the site of his paid internship

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 and Rubber Co., where I had six co-ops over my college career.

TODD DICKERHOOF,
majoring in electrical engineering

Events

The Student Union at The University of Akron

Summer Visit Day on Friday, July 26

Learn about the enrollment process, academic programs, scholarships, financial assistance, student life and so much more. Attend Summer Visit Day

See other ways to visit UA.

JUL

26

SUMMER VISIT DAY

Students and parents, come visit us and learn information about the enrollment process, academic programs, scholarships, financial assistance, student life and so much more. Details and registration.

AUG

9

SUMMER VISIT DAY

We are back with another visit day! Students and parents, we welcome you on campus to learn about the enrollment process, academic programs, scholarships, financial assistance, student life and so much more. Details and registration.

SEPT

27

FALL ENGINEERING VISIT DAY

This day is devoted to showing future engineering students what is involved in becoming a UA Zip! Our biggest and most popular day of the year, registration fills up fast. Details and registration to come.

NEWS

Members of The University of Akron's College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team

Brace yourself — UA's Steel Bridge Team finishes strong at Nationals

Boosted by a design that reduced construction time, our Steel Bridge Team performed well at this year's AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition Nationals.

Liz Clifford, team caption of the Baja team at The University of Akron's College of Engineering

Baja team: Gearing up for competition season

We talk with Liz Clifford, team caption of the Baja team, as it prepares for competition in Tennessee, New York and California.

Members of the college's student rocket design team and the rocket they designed

Student rocketeers place third at national NASA competition

The team's finish is its best ever at the event, which draws universities known worldwide for their aerospace engineering programs.

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