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Chemical Engineering

Our undergraduate chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

Mission Statements

University of Dayton Mission Statement

The University of Dayton is a top–tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

School of Engineering Mission Statement

Rooted in the Catholic Marianist tradition of educating the whole person, we guide the transformation of students into engineering professionals who excel technically, embrace innovation and collaboration, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrate social and global awareness, and lead their communities for the betterment of all.

Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Chemical Engineering Program is to educate students who are highly sought after by employers internationally, excel in graduate and professional schools, engage in life-long learning, and make significant contributions to the profession and society. The department will promote and support integrated teaching/learning, scholarship, and the Marianist tradition of community, leadership, and service.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Chemical Engineering graduates succeed in their chosen vocation, with successful careers in the chemical process industry and related fields, and excel in graduate school.
  2. Chemical Engineering graduates are committed to performing ethically while serving their professions, companies, and communities.
  3. Chemical Engineering graduates exhibit strong critical thinking skills from the breadth of their general education and the depth of their foundation in engineering principles, and engage in continuous intellectual and personal growth.
  4. Chemical Engineering graduates are committed to the Marianist tradition of community, leadership, and service.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition for the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


The following are key constituents for the chemical engineering program and as such are represented by the membership of the CME Advisory Board:

  • Current Students
  • Alumni
  • Faculty and Staff
  • The Marianist Community
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Graduate Schools
  • Professional Schools

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation by the Numbers

Program Enrollment / Graduation
UG Enrollment Fall 2019 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 2019-20 UG Enrollment Fall 2020
Chemical 257 60 222
Civil 206 43 215
Electrical & Computer 338 72 344
Mechanical 856 195 803
Discover Engineering 136 110
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology 43 14 56
Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology 7 6 1
Industrial Engineering Technology 68 12 81
Mechanical Engineering Technology 123 36 148
Discover Engineering Technology 30 38
Total 1928 467 1819

Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Dr. Michael Elsass, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0256