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THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Engineering

stronger than ever

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

Prepared

1,106

Students placed in co-op last year

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

Future forward

$65,365

Average starting salary of graduates

We average about $1 million in research funding every month

Innovation

$1M

Research funding per month

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.

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 students’ education.

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!

Watch other engineers 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

Dr. Nita Sahai

Polymer professor featured in Werner Herzog documentary about meteorites

Dr. Nita Sahai, Professor and Ohio Research Scholar in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, was featured in the recently released documentary “Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds” co-directed by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog and Dr. Clive Oppenheimer.

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The College of Engineering virtual career fair

Million dollar award for polymer school

University of Akron’s polymer school awarded $1.25M as part of Air Force Research contract.

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Two professors wearing the face shields developed and manufactured by College of Engineering students and faculty members.

Announcing launch of manufacturing certificate programs

THORS eLearning solutions and The University of Akron announce the launch of certificate of completion programs in manufacturing disciplines.

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