Overview of Undergraduate Programs

The ECE Department at George Mason University offers two undergraduate degree programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a recipient of the Curriculum Scholarship Development Grant (SDG) from OSCAR in support of Revising the Signals and Systems Curriculum to Emphasize Student Scholarship, which was awarded in 2013.

Both the bachelor's program in Electrical Engineering and the bachelor's program in Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. They are consistent with the mission of George Mason University and the Engineering Criteria of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives of each program are developed in consultation with program constituencies, which include students, alumni, employers, faculty and Department's Advisory Board and are periodically reviewed, revised and documented.

The objectives of both the Electrical Engineering program and the Computer Engineering program are the same.

These Program Educational Objectives are:

(The 2018 version, approved by ECE Advisory Board on April 6, 2018):

Graduates of the Computer Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering program are expected within three to five years of graduation to have:

  • Established themselves as successful and productive engineering professionals or engaged in advanced study such as a graduate degree program.
  • Worked effectively in team environments and individually.
  • Fulfilled their responsibilities in the areas of ethics, continuing professional development, and effective communications.

Student Outcomes

ABET Student Outcomes (a)-(k) listed below prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in aglobal, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.