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Degree Accreditation
Degree Accreditation

Mason Engineering’s bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The bachelor of science in engineering degree program with a major in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, ​

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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:

1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2.  an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3.  an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4.  an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5.  an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6.  an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7.  an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

  F 2016 S 2017 F 2017 S 2018 F 2018 S 2019 F 2019 S 2020 F 2020 S 2021 F 2021
Freshmen 93 60 126 74 115 67 89 51 102 63 121
Sophomores 47 62 47 70 56 72 70 73 61 56 46
Juniors 45 57 72 74 82 88 83 93 106 104 91
Seniors 38 54 79 107 119 142 136 138 139 170 143
Total 223 233 324 325 372 369 378 355 408 393 401
Graduates 0 10 5 33 11 44 22 54 7 79  


Note: Summer graduates are included in Spring totals.

Licensure Disclosure

This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.

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