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Mechanical engineers research, design, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. The University of Akron's Mechanical Engineering Department is the College's largest department and prepares students for careers for a broad range of professions.
Tire Mechanics Short Course
The College offers a certificate program presented by internationally renowned experts in tire mechanics. The course is designed for those who have an engineering or science background at the Bachelor of Science level.
"I will graduate with two years of full-time, paid work experience through the Cooperative Education Program. Graduates of The University of Akron are among the strongest in the industry and are competitive on a global scale. I would highly recommend UA's College of Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, especially if you are a driven individual who is willing to seek out new experiences, take chances, and explore different interests.”
UA Mechanical Engineering BS and MS graduate, current Ph.D. candidate
Get paid practical experience as part of your engineering curriculum. These immersive learning opportunities provide you with a competitive advantage. Our graduates are in demand by industry, and many have jobs lined up prior to graduation.
UA places over 100 co-op positions in engineering each year – learn more!
Students conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities and labs alongside industry professionals, as well as in the college research centers, such as CenTiRe, a consortium of tire and tire-related industry members who jointly request, select, fund, mentor, and share in the results of the research.
See the full list of mechanical engineering research areas.
Akron Guarantee Scholarship
The University of Akron provides affordable excellence for students and their families. Learn about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.
94% of our graduating engineers have jobs in their field within 6 months of graduation. Dig into our Cooperative Education and Placement Department to see what opportunities await.
You will learn from the best in a program that dates back 100 years. Mechanical engineering faculty are lab whizzes, scientists, academics, and members of industry.