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George Mason University


Mason's Systems Engineering bachelor's degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET only accredits programs that meet specific quality standards, recognizing individual programs, not entire institutions.

ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.


Accreditation Details

Mission of the Systems Engineering BS
The mission of the undergraduate program is to equip students with the ability to participate productively in the many professional activities associated with engineering a trustworthy system that satisfies client needs. The term "system" is interpreted broadly to include information, telecommunication, defense, health delivery, transportation, energy or manufacturing systems, as well as corporate processes.
Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Systems Engineering program are what we expect our students to attain within three to five years of graduation. Graduates earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering at George Mason University will:

  • Use critical thinking, quantitative methods, and systems thinking to contribute to solutions for global societal challenges.
  • Apply systems engineering methods, processes, models and tools to the engineering of complex systems.
  • Advance the objectives of their organizations, profession, and society in a rapidly changing world.
Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Graduates of the George Mason University's Bachelor of Science program in Systems Engineering will have demonstrated the following competencies:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Degree / Program: BS / SYST

Current Enrollment (Fall 2018): 167 students

Degrees Awarded (Annual data based on Summer, Fall, Spring semesters):

2017 - 2018 44
2016 - 2017 58
2015 - 2016 44
2014 - 2015 28
2013 - 2014 35
2012 - 2013 28
2011 - 2012 23
2010 - 2011 14