Where engineers focus on innovation, technologists focus on application. Mechanical engineering technologists play an important role in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and consumer goods industries. They ensure products function and processes are optimized.
In The University of Akron’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program, students learn engineering fundamentals that will allow them to operate machines, test products, and improve the manufacturing process.
All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in mechanical engineering technology 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.
Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
A degree mechanical engineering technology prepares you to design, test, manufacture and service the mechanical components and systems found in all facets of industry.
Recent UA grads with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology make an average median starting salary of $60,000.
Our graduates have taken jobs as engineering lab technicians, assistant design engineers, design drafters, and plant engineers. We have placed them at companies including Bridgestone, Diebold Nixdorf, Hendrickson, Honda, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Schaeffler, and Swagelok.
“The co-op office connected me to a fantastic local employer. I have spent three co-op rotations there and am currently still there part-time. I am getting paid good money for work that I enjoy very much and getting great experience.”
—Philip Margaria, majoring in mechanical engineering technology
The BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The program has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering technology.