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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.

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


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The best way to understand our passion, innovation and community is to experience it yourself.

Dayton Engineer Blog
Campus and Community 10.02.23

For Tom Tappel ’18, ’21, the best way to learn, lead and serve within the Dayton community was to look to the future — of energy. Tappel graduated from the University of Dayton in 2018, then spent some time working as an engineer. But it wasn’t until a graduate assistantship with the ETHOS Center a few years later that Tappel dove into learning everything he could about the household energy burdens disproportionately impacting low-income families around America. He found many of those families live in buildings that were not at all energy-efficient.

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Engineering 10.02.23

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative allows universities to build small, 10 centimeter cube satellites that will be sent up to space via a larger NASA mission. Although CubeSats are fairly simple technology, the harsh space environment provides many challenges. As the CubeSats go in and out of the sun’s view, they heat and cool very rapidly and can cause the technology to break quickly. Because of this, many fail and never complete recording data. Thanks to a grant from NASA, UD School of Engineering assistant professor Rydge Mulford is trying to solve this problem.

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Engineering 09.28.23

It’s not everyday that a student gets to combine their major and personal interest into a research opportunity.  But for Rachel Crossman, the opportunity came when she least expected it.

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Engineering 09.21.23

University of Dayton School of Engineering student David Albrecht has been named one of two 2023-2024 SciTech and Human Rights FutureGen Scholars by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. The coalitions’ goal is to recognize students whose work crosses the intersection of science and human rights.

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  • 99%

    of recent graduates are working within their chosen field or a stepping stone towards it.

  • 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-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.


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.