School of Engineering Innovation Center

Mechanical Engineering

Conceive, design and build a variety of devices — and your career — through mechanical engineering. This engineering field integrates the physical sciences, mathematics, economics and human relations. In addition to analyzing a variety of products and systems, you’ll also handle their manufacture, distribution and operation, and learn how to develop technologies that help the U.S. and the world deal with rapidly changing demands for energy.

Program Overview

The mechanical engineering program develops your skills to learn, lead and serve in your profession and community. You'll receive a thorough education in the principles and methods fundamental to the mechanical engineering profession, and you can either pursue a general mechanical engineering path or customize your education by concentrating your studies in aerospace engineering or energy systems. Minors are available in areas such as aerospace engineering, bioengineering, design and manufacturing, dynamic analysis of mechanical systems, engineering management, environmental engineering, materials engineering, operations management and structures. You can also apply your engineering knowledge in a broader context with a minor in business or languages.

In the Innovation Center, you will work on real engineering projects, sponsored by regional and national industries. You'll gain innovation experience working with a team of fellow engineering students as you analyze an industrial problem and conduct research, create and evaluate a prototype, and present your results back to industry. Each year, approximately 300 students, mentored by 14 faculty members, work on over 60 projects; several projects lead to patent disclosures. You develop innovative technologies that may lead to new businesses or products.

Our well-equipped laboratories, housed in the Eugene W. Kettering Engineering and Research Laboratories are accessible and provide you with hands-on, real-world experiences.

The mechanical engineering program at the University of Dayton is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Click the "Review Degree Requirements" link and select your area of interest.