Howard University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Howard University
Mailing Address: College of Engineering and Architecture
2366 6th Street, NW, Suite 100
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20059
Country: United States
Phone 202-806-6565
Fax: 202-238-8545
Website: http://www.howard.edu

Head of Institution

Wayne Frederick
President
Office of the President
Howard University
2400 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6100
Fax: 202-806-9243
HUPresident@howard.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Achille Messac
Dean
College of Engineering & Architecture
Howard University
2300 6th Street, N.W., Room 2032
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6600
Fax: 202-462-1810
messac@howard.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Caryn Cabaniss
Director
Office of Student Services
Howard University
College of Engineering & Architecture
2366 6th Street, N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6572
Fax: 202-806-4853
caryn.cabaniss@Howard.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Washington, DC
This city's population (approx.): 681,170
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 7,098
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,753
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,493

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Dentistry, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architecture, Divinity, Social Work, Allied Health Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

A properly executed and signed application and application fee.
Transcript(s). Upper half of graduating high school class. Applicants must furnish the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I and SAT II in Mathematics). Admission is based on an evaluation of the academic record, test scores and letters of recommendation. Transfer students must have completed at least 15 semester credit hours of course work including science, and one semester of college-level mathematics and English.

Recommendations

Letters of recommendation, where appropriate.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Achille Messac
Dean
College of Engineering & Architecture
Howard University
2300 6th Street, N.W., Room 2032
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6600
Fax: 202-462-1810
messac@howard.edu

Moses Garuba
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Engineering and Architecture
Howard University
2366 6th Street, N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6565
Fax: 202-462-1810
mgaruba@howard.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng., Master of Computer Science
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical Engineering Both Ramesh Chawla Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Kimberly Jones Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Both Ahmed Rubaai Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Both Ahmed Rubaai Computer Science (inside engineering)
Mechanical Engineering Both Nadir Yilmaz Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
(CEINT) HU Center for the Environmental Implications of Nano Technology Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Kimberly Jones
(CESaC) Center for Energy Systems & Control Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL James Momoh
(CREST) Crest Nanoscale Analytical Sciences Research and Education Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL James Mitchell
(HNF) Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF) Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Gary Harris
(HUTRC) Howard University Transportation Research Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Stephen Arhin

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (MCS) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical (M.E.) Materials Sci & Eng (M.E.)/ Atmos.Sci.(M.E. Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Materials Science (Ph.D.), (Mechanical) Atmospheric Science (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Computer-Assisted Process Design and Control
  2. Processing of Energy and Natural Resources
  3. Electronic Materials and Devices
  4. Environmental Protection and Hazardous Wast Treatment
  5. Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Transportation Engineering
  2. Water Resources Engineering
  3. Geotechnical Engineering
  4. Structural Engineering
  5. Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Cyber Physical Systems
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  1. Data Sciences
  2. Cyber Security
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Applied Machnics/Aerospace
  2. Manufacturing Engineering
  3. Energy

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Student Leadership Institute
Introduction to Engineering Course
Pre-College Summer Programs
Counseling
Tutoring
Retention Program
Corporate Team Adoption Program
Cooperative Education

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

The departments of Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offer two-semester Senior Project courses that give students team-based experience in realistic software projects involving the entire software development life cycle; requirements, design, implementation and testing. Students must make periodic reports and formal presentations, as well as participate in design and requirements reviews. Depending on the technical area of the project, industry involvement and mentorship may be required.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The mission of the College of Engineering and Architecture is to produce outstanding graduates and to generate new knowledge. The College is committed to the development of leaders,and is dedicated to the development of a nurturing and committed faculty and staff whose goal it is to instill excellence, creative and critical thinking, technical competency and innovative design. The core values of the College include community and professional service, ethical responsibility and environmental stewardship.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 3 0 2 5
Civil and Environmental Engineering 4 4 1 9
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 10 7 4 21
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 7 3 0 10
Totals: 24 14 7 45

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 7 0 7 0.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 7 0 7 0.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 4 0 4 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Totals: 25 0 25 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 13 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 20 4

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The School of Engineering adheres to the University's admissions requirements for application fees and deadlines. A GPA of 2.50 or better, SAT or ACT, and TOEFL, CXC and GCE are required for international students.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A GPA of 2.50 or better and test score of 1080 or better on the SAT for all departments.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

SAT 1080 or above, ACT 23 or above

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Students must have a 2.5 GPA and SAT of 1080 or higher, ACT of 23 or higher.

Residency Requirements

None

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A GPA of 2.50 or better, at least 15 credits, and transcripts showing Math and English courses taken. GRE test scores and TOEFL (where applicable).

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 13
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 7

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $25,008
Room & Board: $9,506
Books & Supplies: $3,000
Other Expenses: $4,140
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Form (FAF), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid Transcript, Student Data Form (SDF), Family Financial Statement (FFS)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Additional financial aid is available through the Office of Student Services on a need basis.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,977
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 678
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 109
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 87%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 700 600
Reading Range: 640 550
Writing Range: 650 540
Combined Range: 1990 1690
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 28 25
Composite Range: 29 26

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 25 32 31 12 100 13
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 24 18 10 11 63 24
Computer Science (B.S.) 55 41 26 15 137 31
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.) 57 29 24 13 123 24
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 43 30 29 13 115 20
Totals: 204 150 120 64 538 112

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 4
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 40 7
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 37 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
Totals: 69 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 129 26 0 1 3 1 0 0 204 30

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 3
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 51 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 94 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 150 24

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Women 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 5
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Totals: 36 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 81 14 0 0 2 0 0 0 120 18

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 12
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Totals: 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 55 35 0 0 1 0 0 0 64 40

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 14 8 6
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 15 9 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 18 0 0 0 19 10 9
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 16 12 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 13 9 4
Totals: 9 0 0 0 3 65 0 0 0 77 48 29

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Totals: 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 37 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 77

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The College of Engineering and Architecture has agreed to cooperate with selected universities in a program that will enable students to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from their home university and a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University. Currently, the School of Engineering and Computer Science has relationships with Virginia Union and Xavier University.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Required
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Required
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Required
Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Required
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Required

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students apply for admission to a department in the School of Engineering by applying for admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, three letters of recommendations, a statement of interest, autobiographical sketch and GRE scores. (Can be submitted up to one year after being admitted). Application deadlines are April 1 - Fall semester, November 1- Spring semester and March 15 - for the Summer session.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Entrance requirements for each department normally require the prospective applicant to hold an undergraduate degree in the department's discipline, with preferences given to students with a 3.0 out of 4.0 undergraduate cumulative average (B) for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Computer Science, and 2.75 out of 4.0 in all undergraduate Chemical engineering courses for Chemical Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students whose native language is not English must report scores from the TOEFL. Additionally, International students appying for admission into the Master of Computer Science program must take the mathmatics or engineering GRE Subject Test.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

All students seeking admission into the Graduate School must take the GRE subject test.

Residency Requirements

None

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A general admissions application, a $75.00 application fee and two official transcripts from each college level institution attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $31,309
Room & Board: $13,646
Books & Supplies: $3,000
Other Expenses: $5,416
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Direct Student Loan, Part-time Employment

Additional Financial Aid Information

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 100
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 75
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 28

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Computer Science (MCS)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical (M.E.) Materials Sci & Eng (M.E.)/ Atmos.Sci.(M.E.
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 37 16

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8
Women 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science (Ph.D.), (Mechanical) Atmospheric Science (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Totals: 21 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 9

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Science (MCS) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mechanical (M.E.) Materials Sci & Eng (M.E.)/ Atmos.Sci.(M.E. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 7 2 5

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (MCS) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical (M.E.) Materials Sci & Eng (M.E.)/ Atmos.Sci.(M.E. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Computer Science (MCS) 0 4 4
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Mechanical (M.E.) Materials Sci & Eng (M.E.)/ Atmos.Sci.(M.E. 0 0 0
Totals: 0 7 7

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 3
Materials Science (Ph.D.), (Mechanical) Atmospheric Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals: 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 9 4 5

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Materials Science (Ph.D.), (Mechanical) Atmospheric Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 5 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $550,978 Industry: Priv/Non: $76,904
State: Local: Total Expn.: $627,882
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 42 Foreign: Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $788,172 Industry: Priv/Non: $349,435
State: $1,280,098 Local: Total Expn.: $2,417,705
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Total#: 30 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $3,592,526 Industry: Priv/Non: $1,092,716
State: $8,200 Local: Total Expn.: $4,693,442
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 15 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $993,839 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $546,951
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,540,790
Totals:
Total#: 92 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,925,515 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $2,066,006
State: $1,288,298 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,279,819

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
(CEINT) HU Center for the Environmental Implications of Nano Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
(CESaC) Center for Energy Systems & Control
Total#: 5 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $607,567 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $607,567
Center/Lab External Funding Source
(CREST) Crest Nanoscale Analytical Sciences Research and Education Center
Total#: 2 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $19,583 Industry: Priv/Non: $76,904
State: Local: Total Expn.: $96,487
Center/Lab External Funding Source
(HNF) Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF)
Total#: 5 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $537,317 Industry: Priv/Non: $944,159
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,481,476
Center/Lab External Funding Source
(HUTRC) Howard University Transportation Research Center
Total#: 25 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,609 Industry: Priv/Non: $0
State: $1,268,069 Local: Total Expn.: $1,269,678
Totals:
Total#: 37 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,166,076 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $1,021,063
State: $1,268,069 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,455,208


Grand Totals:
Total#: 129 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,091,591 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $3,087,069
State: $2,556,367 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $12,735,027

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Department offers a program of graduate study and research leading to the Master of Science degree . Advanced courses are taught in chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, process control, process design, and applied mathematics for chemical engineers. Areas of research specialization are biochemical, bioenvironmental and biomedical engineering, energy systems, fluid and thermal sciences, ion exchange separations, environmental engineering, hazardous waste treatment, and electronics materials processing.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental and water resources engineering, structural engineering, transportation systems engineering and geotechnical engineering.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Engineering, cyber physical systems, and control systems.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Cyber security, data sciences, nanotechnology and biomedical technology.

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace engineering, fluid and thermal sciences, applied mechanics, CAD/CAM and robotics.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

(CEINT) HU Center for the Environmental Implications of Nano Technology

Exploring the relationship between nanomaterialsâ€" from natural, to manufactured, to those produced incidentally by human activitiesâ€" and their potential environmental exposure, biological effects, and ecological consequences.

(CESaC) Center for Energy Systems & Control

Systems engineering using artificial intelligence, reliability studies for small spacecraft, and hybrid electric vehicle control.

(CREST) Crest Nanoscale Analytical Sciences Research and Education Center

The Crest Nanoscale Analytical Sciences Research and Education Center (CREST) makes resources available to upgrade the capabilities of the most research-productive institutions serving minorities. The goals of CREST are to develop outstanding research integrating education and research, produce new knowledge, increase faculty research productivity and create greater student diversity in the STEM disciplines.

(HNF) Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF)

This center consists of five large laboratories covering 6500sf of space and the HNF has about 2000sf of continguous office space. The HNF is an established centralized user facility containing over $10M of micro and nano fabrication and characterization equipment, accessible by external and internal academic, government and industrial users. Currently, HNF has integrated facilities in the following categories: Lithography, Nanofabrication, Plasma Etching/Disposition, CVD Deposition, Nanomembrane, Characterization,and Computer Facilities and a class 100 clean room.

(HUTRC) Howard University Transportation Research Center

The Center provides students an opportunity to embrace the challenges of public service and transportation research in an urban environment as well as discovering career experiences and opportunities in the industry. In addition, the Center plays a key role in assisting the District of Columbia in identifying multi-modal transportation needs through active research participation of Howard's faculty and students. Funds are provided by the District of Columbia government.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Applications of Risk Analysis Techniques to the
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assessment and Management of Environmental Problems
  • Astrodynamcis
  • Biodegradation of Hazardous Wastes
  • Computer Networks
  • Condensed Matter Theoretical Physics
  • Cyber Security
  • Fluid Flow Modeling and Simulation
  • Industrial Controls
  • Materials Fabrication
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mechanical Behavior of Solids
  • Nanophase Composite Systems
  • Physical/Chemical Prodesses for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Polymer Science
  • Power Systems and Controls
  • Reaction Kinetics and Enginering
  • Robotics, CAD/CAM
  • Semiconductor device fabrication
  • Software Engineering
  • Spacecraft Altitude Stability

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

BSE/MBA

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 1 4 0 3 8
Stipends: $2,500 $5,389 $0 $2,500
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 3 2 0 5
Stipends: $0 $5,389 $2,222 $0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Appointments: 0 3 0 0 3
Stipends: $0 $3,555 $0 $0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Appointments: 0 7 2 0 9
Stipends: $0 $13,333 $2,222 $0
Note: Just computer science
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 7 0 0 7
Stipends: $0 $13,444 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 1 24 4 3 32

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
(CEINT) HU Center for the Environmental Implications of Nano Technology
Appointments: 0 1 0 1
Stipends: $0 $1,778 $0
(CESaC) Center for Energy Systems & Control
Appointments: 0 5 0 5
Stipends: $0 $8,889 $0
(CREST) Crest Nanoscale Analytical Sciences Research and Education Center
Appointments: 0 2 0 2
Stipends: $0 $3,555 $0
(HNF) Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF)
Appointments: 0 6 0 6
Stipends: $0 $10,222 $0
(HUTRC) Howard University Transportation Research Center
Appointments: 0 4 0 4
Stipends: $0 $7,111 $0
All Total Appointments 0 18 0 18