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About the School
Innovation. At the University of Dayton School of Engineering, you can design adaptive devices enabling children with disabilities more independence, create eco-efficient cook stoves in countries where open-fire cooking causes deadly respiratory problems or develop solar-powered devices to sterilize medical equipment in Nicaragua. Or you can work with regional industries on projects such as a low-risk alternative to gastric bypass surgery, an energy-efficient commercial dishwasher and a solar-triggered security light system.
Students take advantage of research and cooperative education opportunities with nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and others or study abroad for international experience, preparing for a profession that is truly global.
By blending a core of foundational courses with all engineering students, you will prepare for multidisciplinary teams and develop as a professional in the Marianist tradition. Business leaders and corporate recruiters say that engineering graduates leave the University of Dayton ready to make an immediate impact.
Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Goals
The School of Engineering educates complete professionals. We champion the philosophy that engineering is more than just a problem-solving discipline. Engineers work best in collaboration with others to shape the world for the good of others. Click here to learn more about our mission, vision, beliefs and goals (PDF) >>
Message from Dean Tony E. Saliba
If two bicycle repairmen from Dayton, Ohio, can design an airplane, our students can build a high-tech driverless car — or an eco-efficient cook stove.
The University of Dayton is a pre-eminent center for engineering education, research and service. As we celebrate the School of Engineering's 100th anniversary, we are proud to provide a transformative education, strong in the technical component, well rounded by a liberal arts and leadership education, and distinguished by the development of innovation and entrepreneurial minds.
While no other Catholic university in the nation performs more sponsored engineering research, what distinguishes us is our imaginative spirit — and a philosophy that engineers work best in collaboration with others toward the betterment of the world. In our new Innovation Center or in villages in developing countries, we cultivate "possibility thinkers" — students who are committed to excellence, possess a sense of integrity and act as persons of faith.
At the intersection of skill and compassion, dedication and ingenuity, you'll find our engineers.Tony E. Saliba