Why Choose CEC?

Discover the Difference

As the most established university in Northern Virginia, we have strong ties to industry and government in the Washington, D.C., area. With convenient access to high-tech spaces and expanding facilities, students experience a choice of majors and minors within any of the ten academic departments housed in the college. We offer a dynamic education that combines academic instruction with real-world applications that will prepare our students for success.

If you like to solve problems and are curious about how engineers and computing professionals do what they do, then Mason is the right place for you.

Diversity and Support for Our Community

No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. Our diverse community comes from our proximity to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, our world-class faculty, our research opportunities, and our commitment to making Mason a place for everyone.

At the CEC, The Office of Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusive Learning provide diversity resources to our faculty, staff, and students, Special events, networking, and learning opportunities, can help you realize your potential.

World-Class Faculty

Our faculty are an elite group of professionals with experience and connections in the industry. Many have come to the classroom after years of applying their knowledge in the field. Mason CEC professors are internationally recognized for groundbreaking achievements in technology and engineering.

They're also passionate about giving students the tools to advance engineering to new levels. Our faculty members are excited about the new directions and pathways information technology is making across the traditional engineering landscape. You'll hear about these advances in lectures, special presentations, and informal gatherings throughout the academic year.

Shani Ross, Bioengineering professor at George Mason University, instructs students in a lab

Shani Ross, assistant professor and associate chair in the Department of Bioengineering, instructs students in the lab.

In addition to the Fairfax Campus, the CEC has facilities at SciTech Campus in Manassas, Virginia, and Mason Square, in Arlington.