Mechanical engineering student driving a formula car for The University of Akron

Engineering Student Life

We have a strong tradition and an enduring commitment to your success in and beyond the classroom. Our engineering students have many opportunities to gain extra experience during their time here at UA. We believe that is strongly supported by the 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation for UA engineering graduates.

Student Design Teams

Senior-level students can apply classroom theory to a major design project. Past projects have ranged from aircraft to supermileage cars to bridge designs. Our design teams consistently rank highly in national and international competitions.

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Student Organizations

Our engineering-focused student organizations include professional societies and multidisciplinary organizations.

UA also has over 300 more campus-wide student organizations you can get involved with.

Experiential Learning

Integrate what you learn in the classroom with practical and valuable on-the-job paid work experience with our Co-op and Placement Program

Academic Support

Receive all the help you need to succeed with our academic support services: