The Catholic University of America - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The Catholic University of America
Mailing Address: Pangborn Hall, Room 102
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20064
Country: United States
Phone 202-319-5160
Fax: 202-319-4499
Website: http://engineering.cua.edu

Head of Institution

John Garvey
President
Office of the President
The Catholic University of America
Nugent Hall, Room 013
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-5100
Fax: 202-319-4441
cua-president@cua.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.): 672,228
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 3,241
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,835
Total Professional and other enrollment: 6,076

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Architecture and Planning, Social Work, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

SAT (1150) SAT I;
High School English (4 years);
Science (4 years), including chemistry and physics;
Mathematics (4 years)

Recommendations

High School Courses:
Social Studies (4 years);
Foreign languages (3 years);
History (2 years);
Fine Arts or Humanities (1 year);
SAT II Math I or II plus a Science

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Charles Nguyen
Dean, School of Engineering
Office of the Dean
The Catholic University of America
Pangborn Hall, Room 102
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-5160
Fax: 202-319-4499
nguyen@cua.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
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
Biomedical Engineering Both Peter Lum Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Both Lu Sun Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Both Ozlem Kilic Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Management Graduate Jeffrey Giangiuli Engineering Management
Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Biprodas Dutta Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Sen Nieh Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.E.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering (B.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management Engineering Management (M.S.) Engineering Management
Materials Science and Engineering Material Science & Engrg (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Rehabilitation Engineering
  2. Tissue Engineering
  3. Home Care Technologies
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Bio Instrumentation
  6. Neuromotor Control
  7. Biomedical optics
Civil Engineering
  1. Civil Engineering Materials
  2. Construction Engineering & Management
  3. Environmental Engineering & Water Resources
  4. Structural Engineering and Solid Mechanics
  5. Systems Engineering
  6. Transportation Engineering
  7. Geotechnical Engineering
  8. Infrastructure Sensing & Monitoring
  9. Civil Engineering Informatics
  10. Engineering & Management Big Data Analytics
  11. Smart City
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  1. Signal Processing
  2. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Computer Graphics and Visualization
  4. Computer Systems and Software Engineering
  5. Medical Informatics and Instrumentation
  6. Electromagnetics and Optics
  7. Communication Systems and Networking
  8. Network and Information Security
  9. Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems
  10. Theory of Computation
Engineering Management
  1. Engineering Management and Organization
  2. Project and Systems Engineering Management
  3. Technology Management
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Structural Materials
  2. Biomaterials
  3. Glasses, ceramics & metallurgy
  4. Magnetic and optical materials
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Processing and instrumentation
Mechanical Engineering
  1. HVAC & Refrigeration
  2. Multiphase Flow & Heat Transfer
  3. Vibration
  4. Robotics and Mechatronics
  5. Smart Materials & Systems
  6. Aerospace Engineering
  7. Optical Measurement Systems
  8. Computational Methods
  9. Microfluidics & Biofabrication
  10. Electronic Packaging
  11. Advanced and Analytical Dynamics
  12. Clean Energy
  13. Acoustics & Wave Propagation
  14. MEMS/NEMS

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Concrete Canoe Team
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Steel Bridge Team
  • Tau Beta Pi

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women in Engineering
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Fall & Spring orientation for all freshmen and transfers; counseling services, tutoring services; international students office; veterans' services, services for the disabled; placement services.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Concrete Canoe Competion; Mini Baja; RoboBoat; SAE Aero Design; Solar Splash; Steel Bridge

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

At CUA we take pride in being able to offer students a professional engineering education within the context of a traditional liberal arts University rich in humanistic values and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. The programs are offered by a dynamic, well-qualified faculty with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Scholarships, internship opportunities, study abroad, and undergraduate participation in faculty research are some additional features of engineering education at CUA.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 0 4 2 6
Civil Engineering 1 2 3 6
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 3 4 2 9
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 2 3 2 7
Totals: 6 13 9 28

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
Biomedical Engineering 1 1 2 0.33
Civil Engineering 1 7 8 2.33
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 1 7 8 2.33
Engineering Management 0 3 3 1.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 1 1 0.33
Mechanical Engineering 2 7 9 2.33
Totals: 5 26 31 8.65

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
Biomedical Engineering 1 5 6 1.66
Civil Engineering 1 3 4 1.00
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 3 7 10 2.33
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 3 3 6 1.00
Totals: 8 18 26 5.99

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 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 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0

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
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 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 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Civil Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

At the time of application to the University, prospective engineering students apply to a specific program in one of the four engineering departments or the students also can remain as exploratory engineering students and declare a major at a later time.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL is required. Go to http://engineering.cua.edu/ for details.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Go to http://engineering.cua.edu/ for details.

Residency Requirements

University policy requires that at least half of SCH required to graduate must be taken at CUA to complete the bachelor's degree, and that at least 30 of the last 36 SCH must be taken at CUA.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

3.0 GPA, approximately. See http://engineering.cua.edu/ for details.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 3
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 6

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $42,340
Room & Board: $13,820
Books & Supplies: $838
Other Expenses: $3,268
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

The Schools of Engineering and Architecture and Planning follow a different tuition structure compared to other programs at the university.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Noncustodial Profile

Additional Financial Aid Information

See http://engineering.cua.edu/ for details.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 751
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 621
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 103
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 680 540
Reading Range: 650 520
Writing Range: 630 510
Combined Range: 1300 1090
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 30 23

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.) 29 25 28 27 109 1
Civil Engineering (B.E.) 17 22 22 30 91 5
Computer Science (B.S.) 20 10 5 8 43 1
Electrical Engineering (B.E.) 10 14 13 14 51 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) 32 36 41 37 146 3
Totals: 108 107 109 116 440 10

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 16 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13 0
Civil Engineering (B.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 13 0
Women 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 13 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 22 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 59 0 8 0 108 1

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 11 0
Women 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 14 0
Civil Engineering (B.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 30 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 28 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 55 3 6 0 107 3

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 10 0
Women 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 18 0
Civil Engineering (B.E.)
Men 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 2 0 36 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 5 0
Totals: 19 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 61 0 9 0 109 0

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 15 0
Women 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 12 1
Civil Engineering (B.E.)
Men 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 25 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.)
Men 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 31 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 6 1
Totals: 16 3 1 0 12 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 73 3 4 0 116 6

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.) 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 11 0 19 10 9
Civil Engineering (B.E.) 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 18 1 26 20 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 6 1
Electrical Engineering (B.E.) 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 21 20 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) 6 5 2 0 0 2 0 27 2 44 38 6
Totals: 20 9 12 0 1 4 0 65 6 117 94 23

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.) 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 19
Civil Engineering (B.E.) 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 1 0 26
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7
Electrical Engineering (B.E.) 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 21
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) 6 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 3 2 0 44
Totals: 17 3 6 3 10 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 52 13 5 1 117

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The Department of Civil Engineering, in conjunction with the School of Architecture and Planning, offers dual degrees in civil engineering and architecture. Interested students should contact the Department of Civil Engineering for specific information.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

5

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.
Biomedical Engineering (B.E.) yes 4.00 4.10 Both Optional
Civil Engineering (B.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both Required
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.E.) yes 4.00 4.30 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Requires a completed graduate application with a $60.00 fee; it should be accompanied by an official transcript(s) and (3) letters of recommendation. GPA should be 3.0 or above for regular admission. Provisional acceptance possible with a GPA of 2.5. GRE scores are not required for admission but are required for scholarships.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

See http://engineering.cua.edu/ for details. The TOFEL test is required.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

See http://engineering.cua.edu/ for details.

Residency Requirements

Residency: by semester

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as general admission. Six credits of graduate work earned at another accredited institution at a grade level of B or above may be applied toward course requirements for the master's degree, upon recommendation of the appropriate department and with the approval of the academic dean.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $43,380
Room & Board: $16,372
Books & Supplies: $668
Other Expenses: $4,606
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

The Schools of Engineering and Architecture and Planning follow a different tuition structure compared to other programs at the university.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), GRE scores

Additional Financial Aid Information

Applicants for graduate scholarships must submit scores of the General Appititude Test of the Graduate Record Examination to the Dean of Engineering

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 179
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 124
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 55

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 11 8
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 2
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering Management (M.S.)
Men 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 12 8
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Material Science & Engrg (M.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 45 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 9 8 2 5 58 35

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9
Women 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 10
Women 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 12
Women 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 4 14
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Totals: 9 35 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 16 2 4 12 69

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 11 5 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 4 5
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 6 0
Engineering Management (M.S.) 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 26 20 6
Material Science & Engrg (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 1 0 1 4 0 4 0 16 16 0
Totals: 44 3 1 0 2 8 0 13 1 72 53 19

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 11
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Engineering Management (M.S.) 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 26
Material Science & Engrg (M.S.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 16
Totals: 31 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 1 0 0 9 4 1 0 72

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 10 11
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 8 9
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 1 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 6 6
Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 26 26
Material Science & Engrg (M.S.) 2 1 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 14 16
Totals: 6 66 72

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Totals: 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 13 12 1

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 13

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
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $259,822 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $259,822
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $241,311 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $241,311
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $455,269 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $455,269
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Management
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $243,170 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $243,170
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,199,572 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,199,572

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

Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,199,572 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,199,572

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

Biomedical Engineering

Research includes interests in Rehabilitation Engineering, Bioinstrumentatipn, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Optics, Home Care, Neuromotor Control, and Biomechanics.

Civil Engineering

Research focuses on innovative technologies for the design, construction, operations, performance, monitoring and inspection, management, and information systems of civil infrastructure.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Active research areas are signal and image processing, microwave sensing and imaging,
optics, robotics and artificial intelligence, computer graphics and visualization, cybersecurity,
computer architecture and parallel programming, medical imaging.

Engineering Management

The Engineering Management is a professional Masters program. It does not include research on campus.

Mechanical Engineering

The department conducts research in Acoustics and Wave Propagation,
Electronic Packaging, Microfluids and Biofabrication, Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer, Robotics and Mechatronics, Smart Materials & Systems, Clean Energy,
HVAC & Refrigeration, MEMS/NEMS, Optical Measurement Systems, and Vibrations

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics & Wave Propagation
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Civil Engineering Informatics
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Clean Energy
  • Communication Systems and Networking
  • Computational Methods
  • Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • Computer Systems and Software Engineering
  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Electromagnetics and Optics
  • Electronic Packaging
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resource
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Glasses, ceramics & metallurgy
  • HVAC & Refrigeration
  • Home Care Technologies
  • Infrastructure Sensing & Monitoring
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Magnetic and optical materials
  • Medical Informatics and Instrumentation
  • Microfluids and Biofabrication
  • Multiphase Flow & Heat Transfer
  • Nanotechnology
  • Network and Information Security
  • Neuromotor Control
  • Optical Measurement Systems
  • Processing and instrumentation
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Signal Processing
  • Smart City
  • Smart Materials & Systems
  • Structural Engineering and Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Materials
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theory of Computation
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Vibration

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

On the master's level, students in any of the departmental degree programs may apply for a dual major with the Engineering Management program.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 1 4 12 0 17
Stipends: $5,000 $16,700 $85,734 $0
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 2 17 8 0 27
Stipends: $15,000 $34,400 $44,900 $0
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Appointments: 4 4 16 0 24
Stipends: $14,000 $24,729 $133,491 $0
Engineering Management
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 1 0 0 1
Stipends: $0 $5,000 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 11 3 0 14
Stipends: $0 $19,500 $18,416 $0
All Total Appointments 7 37 39 0 83