Mechanical Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)

Graduate Mechanical Engineering

Join the dynamic atmosphere as a graduate mechanical engineering student — learn, grow and develop your skills as an engineer, scholar and professional. We offer M.S., Ph.D. or D.E. programs that will challenge you to conceive, design and analyze products and systems. Join us and study with researchers and professors who are committed to providing the framework for solutions to important challenges facing our world.

Career Outlook and Highlights 

  • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 2 — in Ohio for sponsored physical S/TEM (physical sciences, math and engineering combined) R&D
  • No. 3 — Catholic university for sponsored R&D in all categories
  • No. 10 — nationally for federally sponsored engineering R&D

Plan of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog for overview and courses for the mechanical engineering graduate programs.

Areas of Research

  • Aircraft thermal management
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Combustion
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Kinematic design & optimization
  • Noise & vibration control
  • Tribology
Assistantship Opportunities for You
Annual, renewable assistantships with tuition and a monthly stipend are available in all 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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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Renewable and Clean Energy, Dr. J. Kelly Kissock, Department Chair

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238