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 world deal with rapidly changing demands for energy.
The mechanical engineering program develops your skills to learn, lead and serve in your profession and community. You will 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 by minoring in business or languages.
In the Design and Manufacturing Clinic, 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. Approximately 300 students, mentored by 14 faculty members, work on over 60 projects each year. In addition, innovation projects are available, allowing you to develop technologies that lead to new businesses or products. Every year, several of the student projects lead to patent disclosures.
Our well-equipped laboratories, housed in the Eugene W. Kettering Engineering and Research Laboratories and the Advanced Integrating Manufacturing Center, 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.
For more information, please visit the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in mechanical engineering. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.