School of Engineering

Eddy M. Rojas, Dean
Margaret Pinnell, Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development
Scott Segalewitz, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Student Success

Robert Wilkens, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation 

Our Vision

The Vision of the School of Engineering is to become a preeminent engineering school providing transformational learning experiences that prepare engineering students for leadership, service and success in life, profession and society. It is our goal to be recognized for outstanding engineering research that positively advances the human condition, addresses critical needs of the world and provides economic growth to our region, our nation and our world. Finally, we are committed to being a nurturing, inclusive environment that promotes the development of all members of the School of Engineering family to their full potential while supporting and advancing the Catholic and Marianist mission of the University of Dayton.

Our Mission

The Mission of the School of Engineering is to educate complete professionals who have an integrated knowledge of the theory and practice of engineering together with an equally strong understanding of the arts and sciences that will prepare them for fulfilling careers of leadership, service and life-long learning for the good of society.

Our Purpose

The School of Engineering has as its primary purpose the education of men and women toward a profound knowledge that engineering is more than a problem-solving discipline. While our curriculum and our research do not directly address issues of faith, we nonetheless affect in many ways the character and sensibilities of our students, not just as problem solvers but as individuals who respect the world that they shape for the good of others. Accordingly, our students receive an education that is rigorously directed toward advanced knowledge in engineering, while demonstrating at every turn the important relationships and interdependencies that exist between engineering and the rest of the disciplines across the full spectrum of human knowledge. We therefore educate students to be both intellectually astute and discerning in all their work and morally responsible in the face of the demands and rewards of our ever-changing world.

As an educational unit of a private university, the School of Engineering strongly emphasizes the advising of students so that they may achieve their educational objectives within the engineering program. First-year students are advised by an advising team. At the end of the second semester, each student is assigned a faculty advisor in his/her program. Academic advising begins before the students begin their formal course work and continues as they progress toward their objectives.

The broader responsibilities of the engineering profession demand that the professional education of an engineer include a significant component of humanities, ethics and social science studies so that the student will become aware of the urgent problems of society and develop a deeper appreciation of the cultural achievements of humanity. Additionally, such studies provide the proper framework to ensure that scientific discoveries and developments by engineers may result in the true advancement of the human race.