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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

By graduation, chemical engineering students at the University of Dayton will have demonstrated an ability to: 

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


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 Engineering and Engineering Technology Enrollment and 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