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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 »


Upcoming Events

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              Summer Session begins
            • May
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              Engineering New Frontiers

Recent News

  • Biomedical Engineering student wins Outstanding Poster Presentation award

    Congratulations to Kathleen Sheridan, senior in Biomedical Engineering, whose poster “Laser-Based Tracking System for the Characterization of Nanoparticles” was selected as one of two winners of Most Outstanding Poster Presentation in the undergraduate student category at University Research Day. Her work was supervised by Dr. Christopher Raub, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and her project collaborators were Dominic Padova and Brian Simmons, both also seniors in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Engineering Professors win CUA Research Awards

    Two engineering faculty members were recipients of university-level research awards. Congratulations to Dr. Gunnar Lucko, Ordinary Professor of Civil Engineering, who won the Award for Achievement in Research, and to Dr. Xiaolong Luo, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who won the Young Faculty Scholar's Award. Both awards were made by Provost Andrew Abela at University Research Day on April 20, 2017.
  • George Nehmetallah awarded NASA grant

    Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science George Nehmetallah has recieved a research grant from NASA. The $95,000 award will support students working on the BETTII (Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry).


  • School of Engineering launches NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

    The CUA School of Engineering is now accepting applications for the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). Students selected to be Grand Challenge Scholars will complete a curriculum that prepares them for careers addressing the greatest challenges facing engineering in the 21st Century.

  • Ozlem Kilic recieves ACES Meritorius Service Award

    Associate Professor Ozlem Kilic, Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will recieve the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Meritorious Service Award at the 2017 ACES Conference in Florence, Italy. She recieves the award "in recognition of exceptional service to the ACES Society for over a decade, particularly in founding and successfully launching the new ACES Express Journal.”

  • Engineering School Honors Offshore Civil Engineer

    The School of Engineering honored alumnus John Niedzwecki with its 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, during a Cardinal Week luncheon held Oct. 13 in Pangborn Hall. Read more >>
  • Gunnar Lucko receives grant from Pankow Foundation

    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Gunnar Lucko received a $125k award from the Charles Pankow Foundation, for a project entitled “Construction Industry Validation of Schedule Performance Measure.” The grant is for the period January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018.

  • EECS faculty awarded NSF grant to establish Research Center

    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Hang Liu is the Principal Investigator on a new $300k award from the National Science Foundation to establish a Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Broadband Wireless Access and Applications (BWAC) at CUA. Associate Professors Ozlem Kilic and Lin-Ching Chang and Professor Nader Namazi are co-PIs on the grant.

  • WJLA reports on BE senior design project

    Washington ABC news channel 7, WJLA, reported on the senior design project completed by recent biomedical engineering graduates Victoria Sudjian and Michael Weldon. The students, supervised by Clinical Assistant Professor Gregory Behrmann, developed a football helmet with a sensor to help coaches and players train to avoid concussions.
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