The College of Engineering in the National Capital Region (NCR) provides a platform for engineering researchers to interact with academia, government, and industry in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Currently, the College of Engineering in the NCR is involved with issues concerning transportation, systems performance modeling, water quality, geospatially enabled decision making, energy and the environment, computer networks, computer and network security, information technology, spatial databases, data mining, mobile computing, sensor networks, software engineering, quantum computation, medical informatics, fiber-optics, wireless & telecommunications, satellite systems, power systems, electromagnetics and more.
The College of Engineering has four departments located in National Capital Region:
- Computer Science (CS)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
- Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
- Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE)
The administrative and teaching facilities of the four departments are located at the Northern Virginia Center (NVC) in Falls Church. The ECE faculty and graduate student offices are divided between Falls Church and the Advanced Research Institute (ARI), Arlington. Most classes are held at the Northern Virginia Center.
Research activities also take place at NVC (CEE,CS,ECE,ISE), ARI (ECE), and the Occoquan Laboratory (CEE) in Manassas.
The Northern Virginia Center (NVC) is located next to the METRO Orange Line West Falls Church station.
The Advanced Research Institute (ARI) is located five blocks from the METRO Orange Line Ballston station.