Volgenau programs include information sciences and technology, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, systems engineering and operations research, civil, environmental, and infrastructure engineering, statistics, and bioengineering. Our faculty conducts research funded by the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. Plus, we build really cool robots.

Our Students Are Engaged and Prepared to Act 

Our students are well-rounded scholars who are creative, resourceful, and energetic. They are thinkers, explorers, and inventors. They see the world not as it is, but the safer, more efficient, and more prosperous world it could be.  

Student Stats at a Glance

Headcount Total Fall 2015  6,222
Undergraduate  4,485
Graduate  1,710
Average Age  25
% Female  21
% Minorities  46
% Full-time  70
% International 15
% Out-of-state 18
Two female engineering students observe a demonstration of fluid mechanics in the lab at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University.

Professor Laura Kosoglu teaches CEIE 240 Hydraulics, a course on the principles of fluids in equilibrium and motion. Students perform an open channel flow experiment using a hydraulic flume.

Our Faculty Are Leaders in Their Fields

Volgenau faculty members are passionate researchers, dedicated scientists, and bold innovators. They have proven experience. They are trusted consultants for industry and government. They are engaged with their professional community. They are mentors and coaches. They are conscientious instructors with a vision for the future. 

Student with safety goggles outdoors testing water levels/contaminants.
Knowledge put to the test

Engineering is all around us, and Volgenau students are expected to engage with the world in a way that responds to global challenges. On any given day, you can find our students exploring this important profession in hands-on activities that challenge them to build better solutions.