When there’s a problem, the world calls on engineers for its solutions. That’s why we make sure our students are prepared to answer. To help prepare the next generation of engineering talent to answer those calls for our nation and the world, we bring real-world problems into the classroom, and the flexibility to take their degree in any number of directions.
With a hands-on approach to engineering, our ABET-certified programs emphasize development and design to help students stand out to employers for internships and jobs upon graduating. The curricula consist of three main components: math and science, liberal arts, and technical content specific to the engineering majors. In the first two years, the curriculum of all the engineering programs is very similar, allowing students to transfer easily between programs during this period. The coursework during the last two years is major-specific and can be tailored to meet the student's interests.
Engineering Degrees and Advising
In the first semester in residence, each engineering major will be assigned to a faculty adviser. The student will be required to consult with their advisor at least once each semester. By the end of the first year, engineering majors will choose the department in which they wish to take their degree. The student will consult with the department chair. When accepted, the student will be assigned to an advising faculty member of the designated department. Changes in a student's program must be made in consultation with the adviser. Advanced placement is possible for high school students with the proper background and achievement.
Biomedical Engineering (B.B.E.)
Be part of one of the first accredited Biomedical Engineering programs in the U.S. Engineering students will work with several metropolitan healthcare and research institutions before they even graduate. With classes capped at 20 students, our expert faculty can personally attend to each future engineer.
Civil Engineering (B.C.E.)
Our country has no shortage of Civil Engineering needs. This program prepares graduates who are ready to step in and help society in a major way right away in a discipline that is in demand. Students will learn about the past and present structure of building and designing of projects with the guidance of outstanding faculty.
Architecture and Civil Engineering (B.S. Arch./B.C.E.)
For students who are thinking of their futures, they unlock their full career potential here at Catholic University with the opportunity to earn two degrees in only 5 years in these interrelated fields. Students will be involved with even more productive projects and opportunities earlier on, and upon graduation often earn direct entry to impressive positions around the world.
Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
With computer science rapidly evolving, we ensure our students are equipped to meet the future of technology. Our program allows students to collaborate with faculty in research areas such as AI and robotics, digital holography, and even DNA nanotechnology.
Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.)
Don’t just study electrical engineering — get experience as an electrical engineer. Our students partner in research with organizations such as NASA, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. Our program not only prepares future engineers and scientists for the world, but many of our graduates go on to become doctors, lawyers, managers, or teachers, too.
Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)
Our program is tailored for students who have a knack for tinkering - and a moral integrity to tinker for the betterment of our world. Students will build things right on campus - including fully functional, remote-controlled aircraft. We give our mechanical engineers the choice of taking the traditional track or honing in on a skill they’re particularly passionate about, like an Aerospace Engineering Concentration.
Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.)
Natural disasters, climate change, pollution - we face modern-day challenges every day. That’s where our students come in. Students will use technology to tackle these environmental impacts head-on. Since we are continually motivated to improve our programs, we’ve even started a new initiative on Climate Change, inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter “Laudato Sí.”