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Accreditation

Mason's Systems Engineering and Operations Research bachelor's degree holds accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 

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.

— ABET

Accreditation Details

Mission of the Systems Engineering BS
The mission of the undergraduate program in Systems Engineering is to equip students with the ability to participate productively in the many professional activities associated with the engineering of a system that satisfies the needs of clients over the life cycle of the system. These activities include the brokering of information and knowledge between clients and implementation specialists to assure that a system is properly defined, developed, and deployed. The term "system" is interpreted broadly, examples being information systems, network and communication systems, defense systems, health delivery systems, transportation systems, manufacturing systems and 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:

  • Apply critical thinking, quantitative methods, systems thinking, and principles of engineering to the engineering of contemporary and future systems.
  • Apply systems engineering methods, processes, models and tools to the engineering of contemporary and future systems.
  • Work successfully, professionally, and ethically as members and leaders of multi-disciplinary teams.
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

Current Enrollment (Spring 2016): 164 students

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

Degree Program 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
BS SYST 14 23 28 35 26