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About the School of Engineering

Engineering that Matters

The University of Dayton is a national top-tier research Catholic, Marianist University. 

At the School of Engineering, we offer a great technical engineering education and focus on educating the whole person. We value collaboration, community-engaged learning and adaptation to change and strive to develop engineers who are socially and globally aware, understand business and entrepreneurship, are prepared to take on leadership roles and are conscious of the consequences of their work — to society, the environment and the profession.


A Collection of Experiences

Experiential learning, in all its forms, is integral to the success of our graduates. Connect with hands-on learning:

  • We have one of two flight simulators — Merlin Flight Simulator Lab — in North America where students enter their own designs and experience flying an aircraft without leaving the ground.
  • Our Innovation Center faculty, staff and students have assisted more than 200 external clients helping them to solve their real-world challenges. 
  • Co-ops and internships are encouraged but so is travel to experience firsthand how engineering impacts the world.
  • The ETHOS Center, for community-engaged learning, was founded by students eager to make a difference. Since 2001, participating students have traveled to more than 20 countries on four continents to use their engineering skills for humanitarian purposes, serving others through practical engineering knowledge.

Fast Facts

$166 M

in sponsored engineering research & development, including UDRI

No. 1

for federally sponsored materials engineering research in the nation

No. 1

Catholic university in the nation for sponsored engineering research



The University's growing on-campus research park houses the University of Dayton Research Institute, the GE Aviation's EPISCenter and the Emerson Climate Technologies' The Helix Innovation Center. Off-campus, we collaborate with numerous regional industries, including the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Air Force Research Laboratory. Our faculty, staff and students work with industries to solve problems and achieve research and development success, thus, developing the next generation of skilled, professional engineers for our industry partners. 

Graduate Engineering Assistantships
Annual, renewable graduate assistantships with tuition and a monthly stipend are available through our engineering departments. Master’s and doctoral students may apply, but current University of Dayton undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible.
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School of Engineering

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

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