School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Investment Highlights in SEAS

The mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide nationally competitive and accredited professional programs at baccalaureate and graduate levels. These programs develop creative leaders through an environment conducive to experiential learning and research.  The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  aspires to achieve national recognition in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science.   SEAS offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and its newest program – a PhD in Engineering and Computer Science.   

As the District of Columbia’s only public institution of higher education, UDC is a member of the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering (AMIE) organization, which represents the 15 HBCU’s that have accredited engineering programs.  UDC currently has the only Biomedical Engineering program among HBCUs and recently established two national research centers – The Center for Nanotechnology Research and Education and The Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology and Research. 

SEAS Steel Bridge Team

UDC Steel Bridge Team from ASCE Student Chapter selected to compete in the National Steel Bridge Competition:

UDC School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Steel Bridge Team placed second position in the Regional ASCE Virginia Conference, and participated in the National Steel Bridge Competition. The UDC team successfully reached the national competition after only three tries.    

NASA and Partner Announce Finalists in the 2019 Mars Ice Challenge (December 4, 2018): 

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) selected 10 university teams to participate in NASA’s 2019 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge. The finalists will design, build, and test prototype systems capable of extracting water from ice deposits buried beneath simulated lunar or Martian soil. University of the District of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science Team will design Firebird Ice Rectifier and Extractor (FIRE), along with other universities including, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Boston, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Houston, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and West Virginia University.

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