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Mechanical engineers research, design, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. The University of Akron's Mechanical Engineering Department is the College's largest department and prepares students for careers for a broad range of professions. 


Mechanical engineering students at The University of Akron


The College of Engineering offers the following undergraduate programs in the Mechanical Engineering Department: 

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Graduate mechanical engineering student working on a project at The University of Akron


See how to apply, course list and degree requirements for our graduate studies in mechanical engineering.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Thermal-fluid sciences
  • Mechanics
  • Materials
  • Controls and manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering students racecar tire from Goodyear at The University of Akron

Tire Mechanics Short Course

The College offers a certificate program presented by internationally renowned experts in tire mechanics. The course is designed for those who have an engineering or science background at the Bachelor of Science level.

Learn more.


Mechanical Engineering student at The University of Akron

"I will graduate with two years of full-time, paid work experience through the Engineering Co-op and Placement Program. UA graduates are among the strongest in the industry and are competitive on a global scale. I would highly recommend the College of Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, especially if you are a driven individual willing to seek out new experiences, take chances, and explore different interests.”

Allen Mathis

UA Mechanical Engineering B.S. and M.S. graduate, current Ph.D. candidate


Civil engineering student at The University of Akron

Co-op Program

Get paid practical experience as part of your engineering curriculum. These immersive learning opportunities provide you with a competitive advantage.

Our graduates are in demand by industry, and many have jobs lined up prior to graduation – learn more!

Civil Engineering students working in the lab at The University of Akron


Students conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities and labs alongside industry professionals, as well as in the college research centers, such as CenTiRe, a consortium of tire and tire-related industry members who jointly request, select, fund, mentor, and share in the results of the research.

See the full list of mechanical engineering research areas.

Mechanical Engineering students with Professor Sawyer and the human powered car they created at The University of Akron

Student Design Teams

Get hands on experience and choose from a number of award winning teams to join.

See all student design teams.

Biomedical engineering student at The University of Akron

Akron Guarantee Scholarship

The University of Akron provides affordable excellence for students and their families. Learn about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.

Biomedical Engineering job placement for students and graduates of the The University of Akron

Job Placement

93% of our graduating engineers have jobs within 6 months of graduation. Dig into our Engineering Co-op and Placement Program to see what opportunities await.

Engineering student working with a Mechanical Engeering professor at The University of Akron


You will learn from the best in a program that dates back 100 years. Mechanical engineering faculty are lab whizzes, scientists, academics, and members of industry.


Engineering student at The University of Akron


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center, Suite #101
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-3903

Phone: 330-972-7731
Fax: 330-972-6027

Faculty & staff

Read a welcome from Dr. Sergio Felicelli, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair