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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

Feb 1-28 Black History Month

Learn more about engineering notables: Black History Month (PDF)

Dayton Engineer Blog
Engineering 02.16.23

Searching for a job can be difficult amid lingering effects from the pandemic, increased competition and current economic uncertainty. Through it all, recent University of Dayton graduates report a record 98% success rate and 10.5% jump in average salary.

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Engineering 02.14.23

University of Dayton mechanical engineering technology major, CJ Levy '23, from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, was planning to spend last summer in Dayton. But . . .

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Engineering 02.01.23

Nicholas Rollin felt split in two. As a mechanical engineering major, he was invested in his studies, but he also wanted to explore his love for technical theater. Instead of having to pick, Rollin found wholeness at UD.

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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.

    Fast Facts

    No. 1

    among Catholic colleges in engineering research


    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.