The engineering program was established in 1896, soon after the founding of The Catholic University of America. The School of Engineering was formally established in 1930 and was shortly thereafter renamed the School of Engineering and Architecture. In 1992, the School of Engineering and Architecture separated into the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture and Planning.

Today, the School of Engineering offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in five academic programs as well as master's degrees in engineering management and materials science and engineering. The school prides itself on being a small, Catholic engineering school that provides quality education with a personal touch. Students can expect close interaction with faculty who are dedicated to teaching and research. All members of the full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees and conduct programs of research that support the education mission of the school while advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge. Our location in Washington, D.C. provides a wealth of opportunities for exploration, education, collaboration, and recreation.

Senior Ben Pesante (second from left) and his research group (from left) Sean Adams, Christine Dedoulis, and Ben Rahimi, display their biomedical engineering senior design project, a shoe that measures foot motion. The group has been testing their project at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md

On-the-Job Experience Benefits Engineering Students

Thanks to their internships, engineering students have a clearer understanding of where their careers might take them.

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