College of Applied Science and Technology

Department of Engineering and Science Technology

The Department of Engineering and Science Technology is located in Schrank Hall - North and South. Faculty members pride themselves in applying leading-edge technology to classroom instruction while using the latest technology to complement hands-on instruction.

Areas of technical instruction include:

In each area, students learn theoretical instruction and scientific theories that are applied in industry, plus plenty of hands-on training using equipment and technology.

Department of Science and Engineering Technology Information Sheet

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Why choose Akron?

We offer market-driven, applied degrees (associate and bachelor) and certificates.

Our faculty's expertise (discipline education and real-world work experience) is a key component to the program's success and enables the hands-on, experiential learning brought to our students.

Accreditation: The majority of our programs are ABET accredited, ensuring program quality and continuous improvement.

Making you career ready: Our students have various learning opportunities outside of the classroom including co-ops, service-learning and professional student organizations. Program courses are offered during the day and evenings in formats that include online, hybrid and flipped (lectures are viewed at home, leaving class time for projects and discussions).

Further, we have partnerships with industry within the region help ensure student success and job placement.

Vision:  Our vision is to become a regional leader in technology education recognized for our focus on student success and inclusive excellence. Through educational experiences that expose our students to the latest technology, we will empower them to become innovators and entrepreneurs. 

The department also provides instruction in the General Technologies of Chemistry and Physics.

Tau Alpha Pi - Gamma Eta Chapter

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology students, just as Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa are for associate degree and liberal arts students, and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering students. Tau Alpha Pi membership is open to top-performing associate-degree and baccalaureate students in engineering technology programs.