MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
The mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum at The University of Akron is designed to give the student knowledge of the basic principles of the thermal/fluids, structures and motion, and controls systems of mechanical engineering and apply to real-world challenges.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineers design and analyze physical systems and are employed in a variety of industries in different capacities. Mechanical engineers play important roles in many types of companies, including automotive, petroleum, energy generation and conversion, aerospace, tire, consulting, chemical, electronic, and manufacturing.
The mechanical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.
All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in mechanical engineering are accepted into the College. If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you. Learn more about how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
Individuals who graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron make an average starting salary of $61,727. We have placed graduates at companies including Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone/Firestone, and GPD Group.
Curriculum & Courses
In addition to the regular mechanical engineering program, students also may choose a special emphasis in polymer science and polymer engineering or motion and control. In this option, all mechanical engineering electives are replaced by appropriate electives in polymer science and polymer engineering or motion and control.