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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?

Read more of the Message from the Dean of the School of Engineering »

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 »


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Recent News

  • 7 CE students win ABC Scholarships

    Congratulations to Civil Engineering students Farah Abed, Saba Gharavi, Steven Lukas, Mary Piescik, Christopher Papp, Yi Su, and Nick Yager, who will be awarded scholarships by Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
  • George Nehmetallah promoted to Senior Member of OSA

    Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science George Nehmetallah was promoted to Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • BE team wins 3rd place in Parker Hannifin Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge

    A team of Biomedical Engineering juniors, let by Assistant Professor Sahana Kukke, won 3rd place and a check for $2500 for their "Hands Up" entry in the Parker Hannifin Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge. Students Rachel Vierra, Sherman Abrams, Benjamin Pesante, Christopher Rahimi, and Jamil Marzouka participated in the competition as part of Dr. Kukke's course BE 418 - Sensor Applications in Neurorehabilitaton.
  • ME student featured in ScienceNews Magazine

    T.J. Campbell '16 was quoted in a ScienceNews article describing a plan for measuring the thickness of the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa. The concept development was a senior design project with fellow student John Brewer '16, advised by Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Masataka Okutsu. T.J. presented the work at the May 2016 Acoustical Society of America conference in Salt Lake City, and Wochit news has posted a youtube news clip about the work.
  • George Nehmetallah blogs for Optical Society meeting on precision measurements in air quality

    Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor George Nehmetallah was nominated to blog about the recent two-day OSA meeting focused on precision measurements of air quality, pollution, and greenhouse gases.
  • Ozlem Kilic is Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Ozlem Kilic is the the founding editor-in-chief of the ACES Express Journal.  The cover of the first issue can be found here.
  • Graduate Students Win 1st and 2nd Places in Oral Presentations

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate student, Vy Bui, and Civil Engineering graduate student, Xiaomeng Liang, under direction of Associate Professors Lin-Ching Chang and Arash Massoudieh, were awarded first and second prizes, respectively, for the student oral presentation competition at the 2016 IEEE Computational Intelligence Socity Winter School of Big Data in Computational Intelligence: From Principles to Complex Applications.
  • John Judge Elected Fellow of ASME

    Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor John Judge has been elected as a Fellow of AMSE.
  • Xiaolong Luo Honored with Prestigious NSF Career Award

    Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Xiaolong Luo received a prestigious NSF Career Award entitled "CAREER: Highly stable lipid bilayers on freestanding cytoskeleton-like membrane" for the period June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2021, with a total amount of $504,671. Read more >>
  • Intelligence Director Honored with Engineering Award

    The School of Engineering recently honored Letitia Long with the school’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. Long, who earned her masters of science in mechanical engineering in 1988, spent her career in senior roles in the intelligence community as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Deputy Under-secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and Director for Intelligence Community Affairs at the CIA. Read more >>
  • National Academy of Engineering Recognizes School of Engineering as a Grand Challenge Scholars Program

    The Catholic University of America School of Engineering was recently accepted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Scholars Program, which is “designed to prepare students to be the generation that solves the grand challenges facing society in this century.”  Read more >>
  • Biomedical Engineering Professors Accompany Six Undergraduate Students on an All Expenses Paid Trip to Attend Workshop

    Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professors Christopher Raub and Sahana Kukke lead 6 BE undergrads during an all expenses paid, 3-day summer workshop in Coral Gables, FL. sponsored by the BMES Coulter College Program.  Read more >>
    • Gunnar Lucko and Lu Sun Receive Research Awards

    Gunnar Lucko, associate professor of civil engineering, has received an NSF grant entitled "Drawing on Concepts in Finance for Construction Performance Measurement" in the amount of $175,000 for the period September 15, 2015 through August 31, 2017. Read more here. Lu Sun, ordinary professor of civil engineering, has recieved a grant entitled "Traffic Information Collection, Analysis and Dissemination for Transportation Systems Management Operations" from the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in the amount of $75,000 for the period July 15, 2015 through May 15, 2016.
    • George Nehmetallah Publishes Book

    George Nehmetallah, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has published a new book entitled Analog and Digital Holography with MATLAB. The book is published by SPIE and available here.
    • George Nehmetallah Elected to Senior Member in the SPIE

    George Nehmetallah, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elevated to senior member by SPIE.
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