Engineering

At the George Washington University, engineering students work with top scholars to translate theory and research into practice, pushing the boundaries of technological discovery and inspiring innovations in engineering and computer science. Housed in Science and Engineering Hall, an 11-story facility with state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, students, and faculty undertake collaborative research with other entities in GW and the greater Washington, DC, community.

Programs in Engineering at GW

Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

This program is designed to prepare students to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology, understand and model multiple attributes of living systems, and synthesize biomedical systems and devices.

Civil & Environmental Engineering (M.S., App.Sc., Engr., Ph.D.)

To prepare for a career in one of the fastest growing fields around the world, students choose one of the following areas of focus: environmental engineering; geo-environmental engineering; mechanics and materials engineering; structural engineering; transportation engineering; or water resources engineering.

Computer Engineering (M.S., App.Sc., Engr., Ph.D.)

This program offers knowledge and skills in computer architecture and high-performance computing, as well as electronics, photonics, and MEMS. Students learn sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer aided design tools and can pursue a concentration in computer architecture and high-performance computing or microelectronics and VLSI systems. 

Computer-Intergrated Design in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

The computer-integrated design certificate program has been created to provide working engineers with a coordinated four-course sequence that emphasizes hands-on experience with current professional design methodologies, and software.  Analysis and design techniques utilizing industry-standard computer codes are beginning to be addressed in some of today’s undergraduate engineering programs, but many working engineers lack sufficient training in this area and are required to gain their expertise while on the job.  The computer-integrated design certificate program has been created to provide such engineers with a coordinated four-course sequence that emphasizes hands-on experience with current professional design methodologies, and software.

Electrical Engineering (M.S., App.Sc., Engr., Ph.D.)

Our location in Washington, DC — home to one of the nation’s largest concentrations of high-technology enterprises — gives our students and faculty access to new advances in technology through government agencies, private industry, and defense centers. Students choose from the following areas of focus: applied electromagnetics; communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electronics, photonics, and MEMS; or signal and image processing, systems, and controls.

Emergency Mangement & Public Health (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response is an 18-credit-hour (6 course) graduate certificate program designed to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education for persons engaged in or seeking professional careers in crisis, disaster, and emergency management and/or public health in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.   The certificate is offered by The George Washington University (GW) Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, supported by the GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management (ICDRM).

Energy Engineering & Management (Graduate Certificate)

A customized graduate Certificate Program from the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.  Learn About Alternative Energy Generation and Energy Resources Management, and open up new opportunities in a rapidly growing job sector as energy auditors, energy analysts, energy project managers and related positions. Explore the latest information in energy efficient building design, microgrid, renewable energy development and advanced materials research while learning the economics of energy, the art of managing energy projects, and analytical methods of analyzing the viability and feasibility of energy projects.

Engineering and Technology Mangement (Graduate Certificate)

This graduate certificate provides an understanding of management theory and practice as applied to the management of engineering, science and technology.  The program emphasizes study of general management problems as well as the use of specific knowledge and methods to solve problems and explore opportunities in engineering, science and technology.

Engineering Management (M.S., App.Sc., Engr., D.Eng., Ph.D.)

The programs provide a broad, interactive education to help technical managers utilize innovative management techniques to achieve a competitive edge in efficient operations within technological and scientific organizations. Areas of focus include crisis, emergency, and risk management; economics, finance, and cost engineering; engineering and technology management; environmental and energy management; and knowledge and information management.

Environmental & Energy Systems Management (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Environmental and Energy Systems Management is designed to help students understand and implement environmental and energy management standards, such as ISO 14000 and 50000 series, within organizations worldwide.  The program is especially suited for working professionals in need of specialized knowledge of the standards, techniques, and testing of environmental and energy systems.

Environmental Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

The certificate program in environmental engineering is particularly appropriate for individuals interested in the areas of hazardous waste remediation and water/wastewater treatment.  Students will learn basic concepts of water, air, and terrestrial environments and interrelationships among them, as well as the basic concepts of environment and health, water and wastewater systems, and legal and regulatory controls.  Students will also learn to apply principles of environmental chemistry and microbiology and to perform assessments of environmental quality and impacts. 

Geoenvironmental Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

The certificate program in geoenvironmental engineering is designed to provide the necessary background for civil engineers to practice in the field of geoenvironmental engineering. The program will offer an in-depth understanding of the issues that a geoenvironmental engineer may encounter in practice.

Greenhouse Gas Mangement (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management consists of four graduate level courses that prepare students to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Students learn the measurement, reporting, analysis, reduction, trading, and verification of GHG emissions.  Graduates of the program will be able to understand and act on the GHG implications of energy management decisions to improve environmental performance and to apply cost-effective energy management principles that reduce GHG emissions.

Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness & Response (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response is an 18-credit-hour (6 course) graduate certificate program designed to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education for persons engaged in or seeking professional careers in homeland security and/or crisis, disaster, and emergency management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  The certificate is offered by The George Washington University (GW) Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, supported by the GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management (ICDRM). 

High-Performance Computing (Graduate Certificate)

The certificate in high-performance computing offers an alternative to a Master of Science degree program for professionals who wish to align their background with the rapid changes in computing technologies and to expand their education beyond the Bachelor's degree but might not have the time to commit to a full graduate degree program.

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (M.S., App.Sc., Engr., Ph.D.)

In addition to strengths in the discipline’s traditional fields, this program boasts areas of excellence in nanotechnology, biomimetics, biomedical engineering, and energy. Students pursue one of the following areas of focus: aerospace engineering; design of mechanical engineering systems; fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy; industrial engineering (under the M.S. only); robotics, mechatronics, and controls; solid mechanics and materials science; or structures and dynamics. 

Regulatory Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng.)

The rBME program addresses the need for engineers to be trained in the specific skill sets required for regulatory science, biomedical innovation, and entrepreneurship. In addition to coursework, students gain experience in SBIR/STTR grant applications and/ or FDA Premarket Notification (510(k)) submissions for medical devices.

Structural Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

The certificate program in structural engineering is particularly appropriate for those who wish to gain specialized knowledge in one of the following tracks:  earthquake engineering design of bridges and buildings, extreme event design of structures to resist the effects of accidental explosions and vehicular collision, concrete bridge design using the LRFD approach, and building design using the LRFD approach.

Systems Engineering (Graduate Certificate, M.S., App.Sc., Engr., Ph.D.)

The program provides broad knowledge of the “systems approach” for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle, with faculty and students exploring case studies and methodologies from NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. corporations. Students can focus their degree on enterprise information assurance, operations research and management science, or systems engineering and integration.

Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.)

Students learn fundamental principles of telecommunications engineering, computer science, and information management and the design of local and wide area networks. Coursework covers topical subjects such as computer and information security, communication network protocols, telecommunications software engineering, and information transmission, storage, manipulation, and retrieval.

Transportation Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

The certificate program in transportation engineering is particularly appropriate for those who wish to gain specialized knowledge in one of the following tracks: Intelligent Transportation Systems & Congestion Mitigation or Transportation Safety.