Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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George Mason University


The bachelor of science in engineering degree program with a major in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, ​http://www.abet.org.

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Accreditation Details

Program Educational Objectives

Within 3 to 5 years of earning their degrees, graduates of the Mechanical Engineering bachelor's program are expected to have:

  • Demonstrated success as a mechanical engineer or their chosen career field.
  • Advanced their educational pursuits through graduate education, professional registration, or similar means.
  • Advanced their careers by engaging in professional society participation and community service outreach.
Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students will have demonstrated:

  • 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
  S 2016 F 2016 S 2017 F 2017 S 2018 F 2018
Freshmen 71 93 60 126 74 115
Sophomore 18 47 62 47 70 56
Junior 30 45 57 72 74 82
Senior 19 38 54 79 107 119
Total 138 223 233 324 325 372
Graduates 1 0 10 5 32  
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