Dr. Devdas ShettyIt is an exciting time to be an engineer or a computer scientist. The basic demand for engineering talent is overtaking supply in the U.S., as many companies adopt the next generation of technical advances and compete effectively in the global economy. Engineering, technology, and computer science are transforming the world in ways never before imagined.

SEAS graduates are prepared for high-demand careers in engineering and computer science.  They achieve their potential through individualized learning that is achieved by small classes, mentoring, and close collaboration with faculty and other students. They are exposed to research, design, and discovery projects that address challenging real-world problems. The learning experience is enforced by the fact that the solutions developed are of importance to government and various industries.   SEAS graduates are recruited regularly by companies nationwide, and SEAS alumni are found in top management and research leadership of many engineering corporations.

UDC is one of only four universities in the nation’s capital providing ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in engineering and computer science, as well as graduate degrees in selected areas.  SEAS’ curriculum focuses on three basic values: technological and scientific competence, balance between theory and practice, and consideration of the societal and holistic aspects of engineering.  Here at SEAS, the primary mission is to prepare professionals and leaders who are committed to making their communities, countries, and the world a better place.

Devdas Shetty, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean/Professor of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008