Systems Engineering and cyber security engineering represent Mason at Andrew Sage Competition


Mason’s Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) held its fourth annual Andrew P. Sage Memorial Capstone Design Competition on April 26.

This student-focused competition is an international assembly for the design of complex systems and a leading showcase for undergraduate design projects. These projects are from our capstone design courses or from baccalaureate, honors, or design-oriented graduate theses.

Our teams competed with groups from the United States Military Academy at West Point, University of Pennsylvania, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and the College of Engineering and Computing's SEOR department. Categories included design, network security, healthcare, software security, decision support systems, device security, and transportation and logistics.

Teams from the Bachelor of Science in systems engineering and cyber security engineering represented Mason at the competition.

The event honors Andrew P. Sage, the founding dean of the Volgenau School, a pioneer and leader in systems engineering, a prolific author, and a dedicated educator.

Mason Winners

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Civil & Infrastructure Engineering


Lisa Nolder
Computer Science and Applied Computer Science




First-Year Students: Evan Frejo, Joshua Fletcher, and Linda Sheridan

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Cyber Security Engineering

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Electrical Engineering and
Computer Engineering


Assigned Faculty Advisor

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Information Technology



Cheryl Howe

Laura Rhodes

Lisa Sevilla

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Mechanical Engineering


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Dr. Elizabeth Johnson

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Systems Engineering



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Undeclared and Undecided Students


Alison Bartnek Go to UNDE & UNDC Advising


Bachelor of Applied Science


  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Technology and Innovation

Krystal Dains

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To provide students with the resources they need to plan for their time at Mason we have developed 4-year academic plans and degree worksheets. The plans contain a course-by-course progression to graduation while the degree worksheets act as a check-list.

When used in combination with academic advising, these tools allow students to create their own personalized road map for success and degree completion.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Applied Computer Science-Computer Game Design

Applied Computer Science-Software Engineering

Applied Computer Science-Geoinformatics


Bioengineering (Pre-Health concentration)

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Cyber Security Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering


Systems Engineering

Undecided Engineering & Computing

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2018-2019 Academic Plans

2017-2018 Academic Plans

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Session Type Date RSVP  Location Start Time End Time
Information Session (Prospective Students) Sat, Feb 6, 2021 Event Passed Zoom 10 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Information Session (Prospective Students) Wed, Mar 10, 2021 Event Passed Zoom 10 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Information Session (Prospective Students) Mon, April 19, 2021 Event Passed Zoom 12 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
Information Session (Prospective Students) Wed, May 19, 2021 RSVP Zoom 10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Information Session (Prospective Students) Wed, Jun 30, 2021 TBA Zoom 6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Information Session (Prospective Students) Fri, July 9, 2021 TBA Zoom 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m.