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Message from the Dean of the School of Engineering

Dear friends, alumni and prospective students:

Welcome to the School of Engineering at Catholic University. The essence of engineering is creative design, particularly as it relates to the solution of problems of national, global and/or social interest. There has never been a greater demand for engineers and computer scientists. This is especially true in the current economic crisis facing our nation. Engineers will certainly play critical roles and provide solutions to challenges in national security, alternative energy, and health care. Now is the perfect time to consider a future in one of the exciting fields of engineering

But what does it mean to be a small, private, Catholic engineering school? And what does it mean to be a student here?

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General Information

Successful design rests upon a solid foundation of mathematics, science, and the work of earlier designers...


A small, private, Catholic engineering school, CUA engineering provides students with small classes facilitating close faculty and students interaction and active, engaging learning environments...Read More »

Undergraduate Studies

The School of Engineering offers programs leading to the bachelor's degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science...Read More »

Graduate Studies

Graduate programs in the school of engineering emphasize both theory and application of advanced engineering principles. Offering master's and doctoral degrees, CUA students conduct research alongside renown faculty...Read More »


Recent News

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    John J. McCoy, former dean and emeritus professor of civil engineering, was awarded U.S. Patent 8,896,139 B2 for Meta-Mass Vibration Energy Harvester. 
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  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Erion Plaku Awarded Two NSF Grants

    Dr. Erion Plaku has been awarded two NSF grants totaling $365,471 over the period August 15, 2014 through January 31, 2018 for his work on supervised autonomy for robotic systems and for a software platform of robotics-inspired algorithms for modeling biomolecular structures and motions.

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