University of Dayton School of Engineering

Program accreditation

ABET EAC 2015Our undergraduate mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to develop innovative engineers.  They will be competent using analytical and testing techniques within the disciplines of solid mechanics and thermal/fluids principles in the design of systems.  We will instill in our students the importance of teamwork, ethics, service, leadership and lifelong learning.

Education objectives

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to provide our graduates the necessary knowledge and desire to

1. Acquire and retain challenging careers as innovative engineers in a wide variety of industries and professional organizations.
2. Provide significant engineering expertise to their employer, continuing to learn new skills.
3. Serve as responsible team members and aspire to leadership.
4. Communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
5. Establish a reputation for integrity, ethical conduct and community service.

Student outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Student's outcomes are

a.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c.  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d.  An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g.  An ability to communicate effectively.
h.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j.  A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 

Enrollment and graduation by the numbers

Enrollment AY Fall 2014 Graduation 2014-15 Enrollment AY Fall 2015
Chemical 387 54 387
Civil 240 36 240
Computer 109 16 109
Electrical 201 28 232
Mechanical 852 141 914
Discover Engineering 111 113
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology 67 20 60
Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology 26 14 12
Industrial Engineering Technology 54 7 59
Mechanical Engineering Technology 153 26 155
Discover Engineering Technology 33 42
Total 2233 342 2323


Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 361 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238