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The University of Akron

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
70
Accepted
24
Enrolled
91%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, baccalaureate degree in engineering, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 with bachelor's degree, 3.5 with master's degree; three letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

123
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
73%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.63%
Black or African American 0.81%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.63%
Unknown 0.81%

Gender

Male (85%)
Female (14%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 2
Male (27)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Materials science, tribology and lubrication, vibration and dynamic analysis, solid mechanics, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), bio-mechanics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,426,585

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Sergio Felicelli
Chair
Email: sergio@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7367