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Mechanical Engineering


Our undergraduate mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Why does ABET accreditation matter?

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Mission Statements

University of Dayton Mission

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

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.

Mechanical Engineering Program Mission

Our mission is to educate excellent mechanical and aerospace engineers that lead the pursuit of the common good. We foster creativity and innovation to design and implement novel systems and solutions that make a difference. We employ innovative pedagogies, emphasize technical rigor and critical thinking, encourage students to make transdisciplinary connections, and integrate students into our scholarship. We provide practical and impactful experiential learning opportunities that inspire and prepare our students to realize their purpose and make a better future.

Program Educational Objectives

Our Mechanical Engineering alumni will

  1. acquire and retain challenging careers as innovative engineers in a wide variety of industries and professional organizations;
  2. provide significant engineering expertise to their employer, continuing to learn new skills;
  3. serve as responsible team members and aspire to leadership;
  4. communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences;
  5. establish a reputation for integrity, ethical conduct and community service.

Student Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Student outcomes are

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to 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. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to 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. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Undergraduate Engineering and Engineering Technology Enrollment and Graduation
UG Enrollment Fall 2022 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 2022-2023 UG Enrollment Fall 2023
Chemical 186 62 168
Civil 219 60 228
Computer (CPE) 145 37 151
Electrical (ECE) 193 80 142
Mechanical 730 166 702
Discover Engineering 59 N/A 42
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology 34 7 35
Industrial Engineering Technology 43 13 36
Mechanical Engineering Technology 126 39 117
Discover Engineering Technology 21 N/A 16
Total 1756 464 1637

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

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238