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School of Engineering

Engineering That Matters

We’re focused on engineering that matters — on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to change the world, and the courage to do it.

From conducting research and creating in the makerspace to service learning and co-ops and internships, engineering majors have countless opportunities to gain practical experience and prepare for a meaningful career.

Fast Facts


of undergrad engineering students employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation


average starting salary

High School Students Participating in Explore Engineering at the University of Dayton School of Engineering


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Dayton Engineer Blog
Engineering 04.25.23

Eleven University of Dayton schools and programs are listed among the '2023-2024 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings.' The School of Engineering graduate program tied for 37th overall, No. 1 among Catholic colleges and universities, second among Ohio colleges and universities, and ahead of Ivy League schools Yale, Brown University and Dartmouth College.  

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Engineering 04.19.23

University of Dayton students aspiring to create a tech startup can get a jump on their goal with a technical entrepreneurship minor. Based in the UD School of Engineering, and designed with the College of Arts and Sciences, the four-class sequence is open to all students and begins in fall 2023.

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Engineering 04.19.23

Chemical and hardware manufacturers are seeking University of Dayton-industry research to examine whether drones are the answer to precision agriculture.

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Engineering at UD

  • #1: Direct Admission to Engineering
  • #2: A Customized Education
  • #3: A Collaborative Environment
  • Guaranteed Admission to Your Major

    Do you like the idea of being admitted directly into the School of Engineering by either declaring a major (example mechanical, chemical, industrial engineering technology) or starting in the Discover Engineering or Discover Engineering Technology program? Either way, know that you'll have a spot in the program of your choice without worry about seat availability.

    You're Unique. Your Education Should Be, Too.

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To study abroad or use your technical skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through cooperative education? At UD, you can customize your education plan to match your interests and prepare you for personal and professional success. Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

    Explore the Office of Student Success

    A Focus on Community

    At UD, you'll be encouraged to strive for excellence, but not at the expense of others. Rather than competing against other students, you'll be part of a collaborative, welcoming community of learners. Here, you'll find a supportive environment where you can ask questions, explore your interests and prepare for a successful future. To top it off, your classes will be taught by accomplished, committed faculty - not teaching assistants or graduate students.

    • No. 1

      among Catholic colleges in engineering research

    • 90%

      first-year student retention rate

    • Top Ranked

      UD was named a "best engineering school" in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Engineering Co-op and Internship

    Take your engineering experience to the next level and find your passion with co-op and internship opportunities. All engagements are paid positions and provide invaluable engineering work experience integrated into the student's academic plan. In one academic year, over 450 undergraduates accepted engineering placements that resulted in $6.2M paid directly to the undergrads.

    The Ethos Center

    Students serve others and use practical engineering skills for humanitarian purposes. Our students learn about the world, different cultures and themselves. Students participate internationally or domestically in technical immersions for 11+ weeks or in breakouts for up to two weeks.

    Diversity in Engineering Center

    The Diversity in Engineering Center connects engineering students, faculty and staff as well as engineering industry and community partners to create opportunities for academic success, professional networking and inclusive communities.

    Innovation Center

    In the Innovation Center, student teams solve real-world problems for industry clients. More than 1,500 challenges have been solved for over 200 companies.


    School of Engineering

    Kettering Laboratories, Room 565
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254


    The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET certifies our undergraduate programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET certifies our undergraduate programs in electronic and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering technology.