Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Accreditation 

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives 

The program educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to educate and graduate aerospace system engineers who, within a few years of graduation, are expected to:

    • Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within community accepted standards

    • Acquire teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in mechanical engineering

    • Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of mechanical engineering, including social, environmental and economic considerations

    • Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service

    • Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops

    • Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives and desires

    Student Outcomes 

    Graduates of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering will possess:

    • (1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

    • (2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

    • (3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

    • (4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

    • (5) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

    • (6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

    • (7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Fall 2019 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Program was 1,038 students. There were 197 graduates of the program for the 2018-2019 academic year.