When you study at Mason Engineering your classes, labs, and workshops provide the training and experience that will make you competitive when you graduate. Many of our degree programs have been designed with input from major technology companies, which gives you an edge when you're looking for that first job. Ninety percent of Mason Engineering undergrads find careers in their chosen fields, and 10 percent go to graduate school. Among graduate students, 93 percent find positions in their areas of study.

The World is Your Classroom

​Earning a degree at Mason Engineering will enable you to combine science, theory, and application to create projects and solve problems while developing the soft skills needed for leadership and collaboration.

Mason Engineering, the first engineering school in the United States to focus its scholarship primarily on information technology-based engineering, is also the first university to offer a doctoral degree in information technology. We're Virginia's only school of engineering with the main campus in the D.C. area.

Our strong relationships with government and industry at the local, national and international level enables us to stay at the forefront of the field and delivers engineering courses that have employers contacting our students before they graduate.

Both graduate and undergraduate students participate in research projects — often in collaboration with faculty and industry — and contribute to design teams working in labs, gaining experience that enhances their value in the workforce or in graduate school.

  • We're one of the few universities in the nation to offer a data analytics engineering master's program.

  • Mason's Center for Secure Information Systems, established in 1990, was the first academic center in security at a U.S. university.

  • Five departments create technology for health care through research and study that blends medicine with advanced engineering and scientific principles.

  • Our record of pushing the boundaries of electronic communication, applied computation, computer learning, and sensor networks has made us a leader in advanced robotic controls and design. 

Volgenau Engineering students in the field

Civil Engineering faculty member Ronaldo Nicholson takes students on a field visit to the HOT Lanes project in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

  • We've earned international recognition for our 30-year record of advancement in the specialized field of signals and communication.

  • As a part of the White House's "Grand Challenge" initiative, Volgenau is among U.S. engineering schools focusing on the complex yet critical field of sustainable infrastructure.

Many of our undergraduate programs are accredited by such organizations as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-Engineering Accreditation Commission for the engineering programs and ABET-Computing Accreditation Commission for the computer science program. 

In the next decade, Mason Engineering expects to continue its transformation into one of the country's largest, most comprehensive schools of engineering by expanding its programs, growing its enrollment, and increasing its research. Join us. 

A crowd of people watch a group of elephants.
The Places You'll Go

Engineering touches every aspect of our lives. Recently, Volgenau brought systems engineering students to the Smithsonian National Zoo elephant enclosure to learn about animal health and enrichment. The students have been tasked with creating "toys" for the elephants to keep them mentally engaged. The Zoo is part of a global network of breeding programs for endangered species that works to conserve and foster the survival of threatened animals all over the world.