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School of Engineering

Engineering That Matters

We’re focused on engineering that matters — 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 are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation.

No. 1

among Catholic colleges for engineering research.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Engineering at UD

Guaranteed Admission to Your Major

Do you like the idea of being admitted directly into the School of Engineering by either declaring a major or starting in the Discover Engineering or Discover Engineering Technology program? Either way, you'll have a spot in the program of your choice without worrying about seat availability.

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

Want to pursue a double major or a minor? Study abroad or use your technical skills for humanitarian purposes? Gain real-world experience through co-ops and internships? At UD, you can customize your education to match your interests and prepare you to reach your professional goals. 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. 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.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Engineering Co-ops and Internships

Take your engineering experience to the next level and find your passion through co-ops and internships. All positions are paid experiences and provide invaluable engineering work experience.

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 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

The Innovation Center connects student teams with industrial, entrepreneurial and community clients to solve real-world challenges, as well as offer entrepreneurial and design-focused courses.

Dayton Engineer Blog
Engineering 02.26.24

Sam Duncan realized his passion was aerospace engineering when he watched SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch in 2018.  Since then, the senior mechanical engineering student who is a member of the men’s cross country team has found a way to pursue the science behind air travel as he has accepted a full-time role with UDRI while working toward a master’s in engineering. 

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Engineering 02.21.24

Sophomore electrical engineering student Grace McKenna started working with NASA in the Here to Observe (H2O) program in September 2023. The program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to observe and interact with NASA Planetary Science Division teams, with the goal of inspiring historically marginalized groups to be a part of the STEM workforce.

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Engineering 02.13.24

Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics professor Dr. Partha Banerjee visited Tsinghua University in Beijing, China to present an invited lecture on his recent research. Banerjee, who is Director of the Holography and Metamaterials Lab, specializes in digital and dynamic holography, metamaterials, photorefractives and acousto-optics.

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Engineering 02.12.24

Last week, associate professor Dr. Sidaard Gunasekaran from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering traveled to the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) National Conference in Austin, Texas to accept the organization’s 2023 National Rising Star Award.

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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.