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School of Engineering

Engineering the Future

We’re focused on engineering that matters — on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to change the world, and the courage to do it.

From conducting research and creating in the the makerspace to service learning and co-opping, engineering majors have countless opportunities to gain practical experience and prepare for a meaningful career. 

Fast Facts


of students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation


average starting salary

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Engineering at UD

  • #1: A Values-Based Approach
  • #2: A Customized Education
  • #3: A Collaborative Environment
  • Engineering That Matters

    An education in UD's School of Engineering is firmly rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values. That means you'll become more than a brilliant engineer. You'll become a complete professional. As an engineering major, you'll gain a well-rounded perspective from which to view life. You’ll learn how to connect integrity with innovation, leading to a rewarding career where you can use your talents for the greater good. And you’ll become a global citizen with a strong sense of moral responsibility and a profound understanding of your ability to shape it.

    You're Unique. Your Education Should Be, Too.

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To study abroad or use your technical skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through cooperative education? At UD, you can customize your education plan to match your interests and prepare you for personal and professional success. Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

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    A Focus on Community

    At UD, you'll be encouraged to strive for excellence, but not at the expense of others. Rather than competing against other students, you'll be part of a collaborative, welcoming community of learners. Here, you'll find a supportive environment where you can ask questions, explore your interests and prepare for a successful future. To top it off, your classes will be taught by accomplished, committed faculty - not teaching assistants or graduate students.

    No. 1

    in the nation for materials R&D

    No. 1

    Catholic university for engineering R&D

    No. 1

    in Ohio for federally sponsored engineering R&D

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Diversity in Engineering Center

    Rooted in faith and dedicated to the common good, the University of Dayton celebrates diversity and honors the dignity of all people.

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    Conceived by a group of students determined to change the world, ETHOS allows students to use their engineering and technical skills for humanitarian purposes.

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    Cooperative Education

    Approximately 70% of engineering majors participate in a co-op. These practical learning opportunities allow you to apply your knowledge and prepare for a meaningful career.

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    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 the Innovation Center

    School of Engineering

    Kettering Laboratories, Room 565
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254

    Top Ranked

    UD was named a "best engineering school" in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings.