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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Mechanical Engineering program of The University of Akron focus on physical systems, researching, developing, designing, manufacturing and testing tools, engines, machines, materials or mechanical devices.
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Overview

Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals

The comprehensive curriculum of the Mechanical Engineering program of The University of Akron teaches you how to apply energy, momentum, continuity, state and constitutive equations to thermo-fluid and mechanical systems.

Certification available in polymer engineering or motion and control.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • conduct research year round in state-of-the-art facilities

Real World Experience

Gain important practical professional experience through the optional cooperative education program in the engineering field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in mechanical engineering paves the way to careers in many industries, including:

  • automotive
  • petroleum
  • energy generation and conversion
  • aerospace
  • tire
  • chemical
  • electronic
  • machinery
  • transportation equipment
  • electrical equipment
  • instruments
  • fabricated metal products industries

Specialties in mechanical engineering include:

  • applied mechanics
  • computer-aided design and manufacturing
  • energy systems
  • control systems
  • pressure vessels and piping
  • heating, refrigeration and airconditioning systems, and materials

Career Outlook

Opportunities for mechanical engineers are growing in these areas:

  • manufacturing
  • engineering and management services
  • business services
  • federal government

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    136 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Tools for Mechanical Engineering
  • Statics
  • Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
  • Dynamics
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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