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Engineering that Matters

The University of Dayton is a national top-tier research and Catholic university. The School of Engineering offers five Ph.D. programs in aerospace, electrical, electro-optics, materials and mechanical engineering; 14 master's level programs; five bachelor’s plus master's programs and nine undergraduate majors in engineering and engineering technology.

We offer a great technical engineering education, but what sets us apart is our focus on educating the whole person who values collaboration, community-engaged learning and adaptation to change. We strive to develop engineers that are socially and globally aware, understand business and entrepreneurship, are prepared to take on leadership roles and are conscious of the consequences of their work — to society, the environment and the profession.

A Collection of Experiences

Experiential learning, in all its forms, is integral to the success of our graduates. Hands-on learning takes place inside and outside the classroom:

  • We have the only flight simulator in North America where students enter their own designs and experience flying an aircraft without leaving the ground.
  • Our Innovation Center faculty, staff and students have assisted more than 200 external clients helping them to solve their real-world challenges. 
  • Co-ops and internships are encouraged but so is travel to experience firsthand how engineering impacts the world.
  • The ETHOS Center, for community-engaged learning, was founded by students eager to make a difference. Since 2001, participating students have traveled to more than 20 countries on four continents to use their engineering skills for humanitarian purposes, serving others through practical engineering knowledge.

Research By the Numbers

University of Dayton School of Engineering By the Numbers

Total sponsored research at the University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is the number one university in the nation for federally sponsored materials engineering research.

We are the number one Catholic university in the nation for sponsored engineering research.

University of Dayton School of Engineering By the Numbers

We are eighth in research among universities without a medical school.

Research Partnerships

The University's growing on-campus research park houses the University of Dayton Research Institute, GE Aviation EPISCenter and Emerson Climate Technologies The Helix Innovation Center. Off-campus, we partner and collaborate with numerous regional industries including the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory. Our faculty, staff and students have worked with industries to help them solve problems and achieve research and development success, thus, developing the next generation of skilled, professional engineers and researchers for our industry partners. 

Click here to go to our Dayton Engineering Research By the Numbers Flyer (PDF).

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School of Engineering

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254