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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 »


Upcoming Events

            • Feb
              Cardinal Preview Day
            • Mar
              Spring Break
            • Mar
              Fall registration begins
            • April
              Odyssey Day




Recent News

  • 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.
  • 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 >>
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