University of Dayton School of Engineering

International Reputation

The materials engineering graduate program at the University of Dayton provides state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge topics and real-world research opportunities in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). The program accommodates students from a wide range of academic and technical backgrounds and attracts full- and part-time students nationally and internationally. We maintain a position of "front-line" leadership in materials engineering. 

Areas of Emphasis

Concentrating on research and study in areas integral to our region: aerospace-alloys, composite-materials, composite processing, non-destructive evaluation (NDE), nano materials and structural-ceramics, our national and international reputation attracts students from around the globe — Japan, France, India, China and Germany. 

Master of Science in Materials Engineering (M.S.)

  • Thesis option: 24 semester hours of course work (8 classes) and 6 semester hours of research credit
  • Non-thesis option: 30 semester hours of course work (10 classes).  Suggested for International Students.

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (Ph.D.)

  • 30 hours of course work beyond the M.S. and 30 hours of research leading to a dissertation.

Doctor of Engineering in Materials Engineering (D.E.)

  • 39 semester hours beyond the M.S. and 21 hours of research leading to a dissertation.

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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 524 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0256