The bachelor of science in engineering degree program with a major in cyber security engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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 Accreditation Details

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The CYSE Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) support the missions of the university and the school and were determined in consultation with the CYSE program constituencies (faculty, CYSE Industry Advisory Board members, and students). The bachelor of science degree in Cyber Security Engineering has five educational objectives.  Graduates earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security Engineering at George Mason University are expected within three to five years after graduation to be professionals who: 

  1. Establish themselves in a successful cyber security engineering career in industry or government 
  2. Communicate and perform ethically and effectively as members or leaders of multi-disciplinary teams on mission/business outcomes 
  3. Maintain current knowledge of evolving threats, risks, and technology through continuing education, professional conferences, graduate school, and on-the-job experiences 
  4. Have the ability to obtain and maintain professional licensing 
  5. Excel in maintaining professional relevance, credibility, and reputation

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students will have demonstrated:

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

Undergraduate Enrollment 
2015 - 16   105 
2016 - 17   188 
2017 - 18   295 
2018 - 19   370 

BS Awarded 
2017 - 18  23 


Licensure Disclosure

This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination." 

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