Catholic University School of Engineering

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School of Engineering
Logo of The Catholic University of America 2c.svg
Parent institution
The Catholic University of America
Affiliation Catholic
Dean Charles C. Nguyen
Location Washington D.C., United States
Pangborn Hall

The Catholic University School of Engineering is one of the twelve schools at The Catholic University of America, located in Washington, D.C. (USA), and one of 41 higher education catholic institutions that offer Engineering Programs in the United States.[1]

The school prides itself on being a small, Catholic engineering school, providing a small student-to-teacher ratio, and a faculty dedicated to teaching and research. All members of the full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees and are very active in funded research and scholarly publication.[2] It was reported to be the biggest Catholic graduate school of engineering in the nation.[3]


The School of Engineering at Catholic University was formally established in 1930, but the first engineering program at the university was started back in 1896.

The school was soon renamed as the School of Engineering and Architecture, but retook the original name in 1992 when a new School of Architecture and Planning separated from the school.

Prior to 1950, the primary focus of the school was on undergraduate professional programs. However, research activity and graduate professional offerings have increased at a steady rate since 1950.[4]


Undergraduate programs[edit]

The school offers Bachelor's degrees in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering (all of them accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission -EAC- of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and computer science.

Graduate programs[edit]

Master of Science (M.S.) degrees are offered in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, engineering management, electrical engineering and computer science, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering, while Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees can be obtained in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and computer science and mechanical engineering.


Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award[edit]

  • Melvin G. Williams, Jr., M.S.E. 1984. Former associate deputy secretary of energy.
  • Get Moy, B.C.E. 1974. Director of installations requirements and management for the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Letitia A. Long, M.S.E. 1988. Former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Alumni Wall of Fame[edit]

The Catholic University School of Engineering honors alumni of the school at the Alumni Wall of Fame since 2008.[5] Nominees are presented by the School of Engineering Executive Committee to the dean.


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Coordinates: 38°56′13″N 77°00′01″W / 38.9369°N 77.0004°W / 38.9369; -77.0004