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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Innovate. Design. Develop Engineering Skills.

Our region's history of innovation, design, aerospace and manufacturing make the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering an ideal place for you to develop skills and a career in mechanical, aerospace or renewable and clean energy engineering. We provide a dynamic atmosphere for learning, growing and developing accomplished engineers, scholars and professionals. Our strengths: aerospace, energy, mechanical systems, controls, biomechanics, materials and manufacturing — will become your strengths.

Are You a High School Student?
Are you interested in scheduling an academic appointment with the School of Engineering?

To schedule an academic appointment, click here to complete and submit an online Academic Appointment Request form, and our Engineering Ambassadors will contact you. We will help you plan your visit with our School's engineering academic programs and/or with our Diversity in Engineering Center (Minority Engineering Program and Women Engineering Program). Or you can contact our Engineering Ambassadors by phone at 937-229-5082.

The University of Dayton Office of Admission arranges general University campus visits and tours. Click here to visit our Office of Admission website to learn more about your options.

It Flies! An International Competition

Our Merlin Flight Simulator Laboratory showcases aerospace student designs through international competitions. The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) "fly" the student-designed simulations and contribute to the students' design knowledge. Click here to view video.

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World-class Educators

At the University of Dayton, the studies of mechanical, aerospace and renewable and clean energy systems engineering are taught by experts in these areas: aerodynamics, gas turbine combustion, hydrocarbon fuel, biomechanical analysis, kinematic sensors, energy systems, biologically derived nanostructures, environmentally conscious design, non-isothermal deformation processes, polymers and polymeric composites, compliant mechanism design, sound and vibration control, renewable energy systems, electromechanics, biofuels, and carbon sequestration.

Choose Your Career Path

Our graduates find excellent employment with many receiving job offers before graduation. Would you like to work in design, testing, manufacturing and research in areas such as acoustics, aircraft design, biomedical engineering, construction, environmentally conscious design, environmental engineering, ergonomics, building and industrial energy systems, industrial marketing, manufacturing automation, ocean technology, power generation, renewable energy systems, space technology, structural analysis and design, textiles and food processing, toys, and transportation?


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Jamie Ervin, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238