Our unique blend of faculty expertise, incredible location, and active industry partnerships ensure that mechanical engineering students have access to a range of programs that will enrich their college experience.
- Senior design projects. The capstone design courses provide students an industry-like experience that includes technical, business, and professional skill development. Projects often include engineering proposal development, design, simulation, analyses, fabrication, test and related program management activities. For more information, contact Nathan M. Kathir (703-993-6233).
- Internships. Our faculty members help students get meaningful, paid internships throughout the year. Our students intern with companies such as Dewberry, Micron Technology, Alliance Structural Engineers, Trident Space, TTM Technologies, NASA Langley Research Center, Enginuity Power Systems, Northrop Grumman, Fannie Mae, and others.
- Sponsored research. The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) connects students with faculty to conduct research.
- Travel funding. Mason’s Undergraduate Student Travel Fund (USTF) supports research and scholarly related travel for undergraduates.
- MASON-NOVA ADVANCE. Students can earn an associate of science degree in engineering from Northern Virginia Community College and then come to Mason for a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering through the George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College ADVANCE program.
“The department’s two-semester capstone design course gives students real-world engineering experiences and makes them more competitive for future employment. Students design, build, test, and report on a physical product that meets a client’s requirements.”
— Robert L. Gallo, former director of senior projects and professor of the practice