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Discover Engineering Technology

Unsure of where to start your path in Engineering Technology? You are in good company.

As a member of the Discover Engineering Technology program at the University of Dayton, you will be able to explore the academic programs in the School of Engineering before finalizing your major.

You'll be enrolled in a specially designed seminar course that offers an introduction to the division, its faculty, curriculum, opportunities for graduates, and the various policies and procedures necessary for the successful student to follow. This seminar provides information on cooperative education and internship opportunities, as well as extracurricular options. The classes are small, and the attention is as individual as needed. With the help of this seminar, along with the assistance of your knowledgeable adviser, you will discover the area of engineering technology that's right for you.

Once you decide on your engineering academic program, students admitted as Discover Engineering Technology are guaranteed to move into any engineering technology program and students admitted as Discover Engineering are guaranteed to move into any engineering program. If you'd like to move between the engineering technology and engineering programs, you can coordinate with your Student Success adviser on the process to do so!  

90%

first-year student retention rate

97%

successful after-graduation placement rate

$63,984

average starting salary

A High-Quality Education

  • Engineering Office of Student Success
  • Engineering Minors and Concentrations
  • Committed Faculty
  • The OSS is staffed by engineering professionals who serve as academic advisers. OSS advisers help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (co-op, study abroad, ETHOS, etc.) to complement your coursework.

    Engineering Office of Student Success

    The OSS is staffed by engineering professionals who serve as academic advisers. OSS advisers help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (co-op, study abroad, ETHOS, etc.) to complement your coursework.

    Engineering Minors and Concentrations

    Researchers at the University of Dayton are working on a refrigerator that can cool without electricity. The project was started by students in UD’s ETHOS program and mentored by faculty members, Dr. Amy Ciric and Dr. Jun-Ki Choi. The solar-thermal adsorptive refrigeration (STAR) system uses inexpensive, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly materials to provide cooling for vaccines.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    The ETHOS Center

    Students serve others and use practical engineering skills for humanitarian purposes. Our students learn about the world, different cultures and themselves. Students participate internationally or domestically in technical immersions for 11+ weeks or in breakouts for up to two weeks.

    Explore ETHOS

    Innovation Center

    In the Innovation Center, student teams solve real-world problems for industry clients. More than 1,500 challenges have been solved for over 200 companies.

    Explore Innovation Center

    The Diversity in Engineering Center

    The Diversity in Engineering Center connects engineering students, faculty and staff as well as engineering industry and community partners to create opportunities for academic success, professional networking and inclusive communities.

    Explore the Diversity in Engineering Center

    Student Clubs and Organizations

    Student-run clubs and organizations provide students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge in an area of unique interest, compete in national competitions, be part of a team and assume leadership roles.

    Explore Student Clubs and Organizations
    CONTACT

    School of Engineering

    Kettering Laboratories, Room 565
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254
    937-229-2736
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    Program Accreditation

    The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET certifies our undergraduate programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET certifies our undergraduate programs in electronic and computer, global manufacturing, industrial, and mechanical engineering technology.

    ABET