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Two University of Akron engineering students working in a lab


College of Engineering


Students placed in co-ops each year


Average salary of graduates


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


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

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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


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

I chose UA specifically for its engineering program. 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


The Student Union at The University of Akron

Deadline to confirm enrollment - May 1, 2019

Make UA your home away from home. May 1 is your last day to confirm your enrollment for Fall 2019. Make it official. Become a Zip




Reconnect with old friends over drinks and art at the Art + Engineering Alumni Social. Hosted by The University of Akron’s College of Engineering. The event is free to attend. Includes drinks, light appetizers, and free entrance to museum exhibits. RSVP today!



MYO Summer Camp

Multiplying Your Options (MYO) camp at The University of Akron is a one week summer day camp for girls entering the seventh and eighth grades that introduces the girls to biomedical, civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering.Details and registration.



SEE UA! Camp

This is an engaging, one-week, summer residential and day camp for girls entering the 9-12 grades that immerses them into biomedical, civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering. Details and registration.


Engineering students at The University of Akron

Top 5 misconceptions about engineering from high school students

We asked local science and engineering teachers what common misconceptions about engineering they hear most often from their students. See what they had to say.

Members of the college's student rocket design team

Student rocketeers prepare for launch in NASA competition

Our student rocket-design team — the "Akronauts" — readies for a flight that will soar nearly a mile up.

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.

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