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 out of classroom. Our engineering students have many opportunities to gain extra experience during their time here at The University of Akron. Our student organizations and design teams can lead to industry connections, lifelong friends, and incredible experiences. Take part in the Akron Engineering Experience!

Student Design Teams

Students 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: