Akronauts team members in the Mojave Desert with their Emergence II rocket.

Akronauts film shares message of teamwork

The University of Akron’s (UA) rocket team, the Akronauts, has a big goal for the next two years — launch a rocket to outer space, past the Kármán line where Earth ends and space begins.

In March, more than 20 members of the 100-plus member team road tripped to the Mojave Desert to test their Emergence II rocket. Footage from their epic journey was used to produce a short documentary of their experience.


There are endless possibilities when you major in one of our engineering, computing, or polymer programs at The University of Akron. From traditional programs steeped in our 108-year-old legacy to newer programs like aerospace systems and corrosion 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.


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Average starting salary for engineering and engineering tech graduate (May 2021)


Total engineering and computing student organizations and design teams


At UA you will have so many opportunities for hands on experience in engineering. In fact, 100% of the May 2020 graduates participated in at least one form of experiential learning. This includes co-ops, internships, senior capstone projects, and undergraduate research. When you’re a Zip, the possibilities are endless.

Engineering student from The University of Akron at their co-op with Swagelok


Blend paid industry work with your studies. Co-ops can lead to full-time employment after graduation from our engineer college.

A student poses with a project plane she is using in aeronautics in The College of Engineering at The University of Akron.

Design Teams

Rockets or robots? Race cars or remote-control planes? Whatever your interest, we have a design team for you.

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.

Everyone Rises


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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