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University of the District of Columbia - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The University of the District of Columbia is one of four institutions in the nation's capitol to provide four year ABET accredited engineering programs and an ABET accredited computer science program. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has programs that include many design projects which focus on contemporary urban issues.Our classes are small and provide an environment for active learning, multicultural and multidisciplinary exchange. There is special focus on undergraduate research and externally funded cutting edge innovative programs.
While the SEAS programs prepare professionals and leaders, who are committed to making their communities, countries, and world a better place, SEAS curriculum has focused on three basic values: technological and scientific competence, balance between theory and practice, consideration of the societal and holistic aspects of engineering
The mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide nationally competitive and accredited professional programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs enable immediate employment upon graduation or for continuation for advanced level studies in the respective disciplines. Vision: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences aspires to achieve national recognition in the field of Engineering and Computer Science.

Prior to 2008, two-year associate degree engineering related programs were in the School of Engineering along with the professional degree programs. Since a major restructuring, the remaining two year degree, AAS in Computer Science Technology, resides separately in the Community College (as previously noted, the Community College is administered under the University umbrella). Students may choose to do the first two years of the CS or IT degree at the Community College or enter directly into the "Flagship" four-year University program. Traditional engineering students may choose to do basic pre-engineering courses at the Community College or enter directly into one of the "Flagship" four year degree programs.