About the College of Engineering
For students in search of an excellent engineering education, The University of Akron's College of Engineering provides a rigorous academic curriculum, real world experience with our co-op and job placement program, and opportunities to make the world a better place.
Our mission is to produce job ready graduates, enhance the engineering knowledge base, and prepare students who wish to continue their education for graduate school.
Our engineering faculty is an assembled group of nationally and internationally known professors, researchers and staff members. Our faculty provide caring, individual attention to students. We value a hands-on approach and support faculty's professional growth to bring current and ever evolving knowledge to you. Our dedication to teaching and advising provides each student with support to succeed.
The University is surrounded by excellent cultural diversity and post-academic opportunities for our future engineers. Located in Northeast Ohio, Akron is home to several small and large industries, as well as nearby government laboratories.
Distinguished Co-op Program
We are home to one of the oldest traditional co-op programs in the country in which students gain valuable, practical work experience in between periods of academic coursework. The co-op program successfully maintains and establishes relationships in private industry and with government agencies all over Ohio and the United States, with some opportunities abroad.
100 Years of Excellence
The last decade has been a time of tremendous growth, innovation and student success for the College.
Examples of this include:
- 3,000 undergraduate students in fall 2018, doubling enrollment since fall 2004
- 300 graduate students
- 9 times increase in research activity in 2012 compared to 2007
- 50,000 square feet more research space at the UA Engineering Research Center, and an additional 30,000 square feet in the renovated Auburn Science and Engineering Center West Tower
- Establishment of an innovative partnership with The Timken Company, which led to the creation of The Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratories
- Launching the new Aerospace Systems Engineering baccalaureate degree program - the first undergraduate program in the U.S.
- Establishment of the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance and the first baccalaureate degree in corrosion engineering in the U.S.
Propelled by the dedication of our students, faculty, alumni, friends and industrial partners, we are making extraordinary progress and have positioned the College of Engineering to continue to make a significant impact on the lives of our students, Northeast Ohio and the world.