The Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Systems Engineering Program Criteria. 

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

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

Degree / Program: BS / SYST

Current Enrollment (Fall 2023):  64 students

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

2022 - 2023 16
2021 - 2022 26
2020 - 2021 23
2019 - 2020 34
2018 - 2019 41
2017 - 2018 44
2016 - 2017 58
2015 - 2016 44
2014 - 2015 28
2013 - 2014 35
2012 - 2013 28
2011 - 2012 23
2010 - 2011 14

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.