Undergraduate Programs in Engineering


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If you're looking for a challenge, a place to be involved, and serious academic support, The University of Akron's College of Engineering is the place for you.

We have a strong tradition and an enduring commitment to the success of our students. We offer seven undergraduate programs as well as six master's degrees and three doctoral degree programs in engineering. The academic requirements for these programs are rigorous, but we'll provide you with the direction and assistance you need to master them.

The college has awarded more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees since its founding in 1914. Our alumni include over 400 presidents, CEOs and other senior executives of companies and corporations. Our faculty consists of doctorate-degreed researchers who are active in their professional organizations and partner with state, federal and industrial sponsors. However, they are teachers first and foremost. They'll come to know you as an individual and take great interest in your needs and achievements. You'll enjoy the resources and advantages of a large institution, and the personal feel of a small school.

Cooperative education

Buchtel statueThrough our co-op program, you'll get paid while gaining professional experience before you graduate. We have connections to more than 1,500 companies and government agencies to place you in a work situation in line with your career goals.


StudentsCollege isn't like high school. Your high school classes will provide a good foundation, but be ready to challenge yourself. Take advantage of opportunities to get involved and to expand your problem-solving skills.

‘Zip Through Engineering’

The Zip Through Engineering program gives advanced high school students an opportunity to earn a B.S. in Engineering degree from The University of Akron in only three years. Learn more about the Zip Through Engineering program.

Academic programs

WiresIn the College of Engineering, you'll find challenging academic programs and the support to succeed. As an undergraduate, you can conduct research with professors, join student engineering groups and participate in the rich, active campus life at UA.

For parents

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