Outstanding University of Akron engineering education experiences proven by student design teams' success

Outstanding University of Akron engineering education experiences proven by student design teams' success

The University of Akron is home to some of the most talented and innovative students in the field of engineering. This spring, the Zips Aero Design Team and the Zips Racing Electric Design Team achieved remarkable success at competitions featuring teams from around the country and the world.


From traditional programs steeped in our 110-year-old legacy to newer programs like polymer science and polymer engineering, to design teams and co-ops, we offer a wide range of educational opportunities for future engineers, programmers, and scientists. You will love it here.

You Make a Difference.


University in the U.S. for polymer science and plastics engineering


99% of 2023 engineering, engineering technology and computing graduates found employment, attended graduate school or began military service within six months of graduation


average starting salary of UA engineering, engineering technology and computing degree recipients


At UA you will have so many opportunities for hands on experience in engineering through co-ops, internships, undergraduate research and design teams. In fact, 100% of our May 2022 engineering bachelor's degree graduates participated in at least one form of experiential learning. Experience engineering as an Akron Zip.

Co-op program

Co-op Program

Our historic co-op and placement program gets students hired by internationally known companies like J.M Smucker Company, Sherwin Williams, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Akronauts rocket launch.

Design Teams

Our student teams are nationally recognized. The Akronauts received the top award for technical excellence at the Spaceport America Cup this year and became the first collegiate rocket team in Ohio to design, build, and fire a liquid engine. There is something for everyone here.

Engineering student at The University of Akron performing research


The development of new technologies, breakthroughs, and scientific advances are a routine part of our college engineering programs.

Build Your Future Alongside Supportive Faculty.


Not all accreditations are created equal. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers, and the community can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce. Accreditation matters. Learn why.

The following undergraduate bachelor’s programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The following undergraduate bachelor’s program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.



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