Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Accreditation

Mason's Bioengineering bachelor's program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET only accredits programs that meet specific quality standards, recognizing individual programs, not entire institutions

“Our approach, the criteria and processes we use, and the quality we guarantee inspire confidence in the programs we accredit, whose graduates are building a world that’s safer, more efficient, more comfortable, and more sustainable.”

— ABET

Accreditation Details

Mission of the BS in Bioengineering

The mission of the Bioengineering Department at Mason is to create new knowledge and technology at the interface between engineering and bioscience to improve human health through research and education. To accomplish this mission, the primary goals of the department are:

  • To provide a challenging and rewarding multidisciplinary education to our students;
  • To establish and conduct nationally-recognized research programs in bioengineering;
  • To serve the University as a nexus for opportunities at the interface of engineering and biomedicine; and
  • To foster links with nearby public and private sector laboratories and organizations to collaborate on research and development projects, promote biomedical technology transfer, and establish training and internships for students.
Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bioengineering bachelor’s program are expected within 3-5 years of graduation to:

  • Contribute to the development or application of health-related products or processes that are a benefit to society.
  • Continue their formal education by making demonstrable progress toward an advanced degree or professional development milestone.
  • Communicate and perform effectively as members and/or leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students will have demonstrated the following:

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

Current Enrollment (Fall 2018): 189

Class Level Fall 2018 Fall 2017 Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2014 Fall 2013
Overall 189 206 206 193 170 164
Freshman 54 63 53 63 44 62
Sophomore 38 37 39 24 45 41
Junior 35 43 40 50 46 31
Senior 62 63 74 56 35 30

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

Degree Program 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
BS BIOE 14 20 25 36 43