The Catholic University of America


Welcome to the Engineering Management Program at CUA


As the inaugural Associate Dean of Engineering (External Affairs), my duties include: Building partnerships and new academic programs (on-campus, off-campus, and online); Supporting the strategic planning and execution for existing undergraduate and graduate engineering programs at CUA: Biomedical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical Engineering; Materials Science & Engineering; and Engineering Management; and Serving as Director of the “Engineering Management” graduate program. 

It was my privilege to graduate from The Catholic University Engineering Management Program and to serve in the US Navy as a nuclear trained submarine officer. The Engineering Management Program helped to prepare me for leadership duties in the US Navy, and for leadership roles as the Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy and later in Academia.

The Engineering Management Program (EMP) at Catholic University has a proud 30-year history of successfully educating military, government and industry professionals in the art and science of leading and managing people in technical organizations. Our courses are taught by seasoned professionals who have the education and experience to provide students with an understanding of engineering management practices and the underlining theory.

EMP Intent. To provide excellence in engineering management education for graduate students to enhance their careers and to accelerate their learning as they leverage new engineering and technological advances while leading, managing, and serving a diverse workforce within their respective organizations.


Engineering Management Program has three Degree tracks (Master of Science degree) and four Certificate options (Certificate in Engineering Management) available based on student needs.

For US Navy Nuclear Trained Officers, the CUA Engineering Management Program offers a 30-credit degree that uses 12 credits (i.e. 40% of the program) based on completion of the Officers Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Program or the Bettis Reactor Engineering School.


New- Online Education. Effective in the Spring semester of 2018, EMP courses will be available in a Fully Online delivery method (e.g. available to globally distant students). For local Washington DC area students, our preferred delivery method will be “online-hybrid” with about 75% Online and about 25% Face to Face in classroom with the Professor.


We look forward to supporting your education and continued career success.

Feel free to contact us at 202-319-5191.
VADM (ret.) Mel Williams, Jr.

Associate Dean of Engineering (External Affairs)

Director, Engineering Management Program