Since 1913, the University of Akron has offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering. Akron degree areas include: aerospace systems, computer, electrical, and mechanical. These programs are all accredited by the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Akron is home to one of the oldest traditional co-op programs in the country in which students gain valuable, practical work experience in between periods of rigorous academic coursework. The co-op program successfully maintains and establishes relationships in private industry and with government agencies all over Ohio and around the United States.