The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

Introduction

There are plenty of good engineering schools in the U.S.; but how far can good take you when your goal is to engineer better? At the George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, students work with professors at the top of their fields and gain access to innovative resources in one of most dynamic, research-driven centers in the world.

We offer 11 master's programs, 8 Ph.D. programs, and an array of certificate programs in the follow fields of study:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity in computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Regulatory biomedical engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering

Admissions Requirements

Students applying to any graduate program at SEAS must submit the following materials:

  • Completed online application form
  • GRE scores for all sections (quantitative, verbal, writing). Scores may not be older than five years.
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Application fee of $75 USD

A comprehensive list of admissions requirements may be found at www.graduate.seas.gwu.edu/admissions-requirements.

International Admissions

In addition to the general admissions requirements, international applicants must also meet the following requirements to be considered for admission to a SEAS graduate program:

English Language Requirements

All international applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as part of their application package. Exceptions to this policy may be granted to applicants who:

  • Hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction and the official language of the country in which the university is situated in
  • Hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from an institution located in a country that qualifies for the TOEFL/IELTS exemption. A list of exempted countries may be found at www.graduate.seas.gwu.edu/toefl-exempt-countries

English exam scores may not be more than two years old. To ensure scores are received by GW, please use institutional code 5246. An institutional code is not required to send IELTS scores to GW.

The following programs require at least a minimum of an 80 on the TOEFL and an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.0:

  • Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Cybersecurity and Computer Science (M.S.)
  • Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Telecommunications Engineering (M.S.)

The following programs require at least a minimum of 100 on the TOEFL iBT and an IELTS overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0:

  • Engineering Management (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Systems Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Transcripts

A transcript, detailed marks certificate, or comparable document showing all course work, grades and proof of earned degrees must be submitted for each institution attended. This is required for all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial copies of your transcripts or academic records should be updated to your online application account.

Please do not mail transcripts at the time of admission; if admitted, you will be instructed on how to provide official copies. Applicants with degrees from Indian universities must include marks sheets in their upload. Applicants with transcripts in foreign languages must include the copy in the original language and the English translation. Do not upload evaluations of your transcripts.

Submitting documents for I-20/DS-2019 Forms

It is not mandatory to submit financial documents for I-20 or DS-2019 forms as part of the application package. Although there is a section on the online application where applicants can upload these documents, it is not necessary to do. Only when the applicant has been granted admission to SEAS and confirmed the intent to enroll, the admissions committee will review all documents and request that the forms be submitted.

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Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate degree and certificate programs that are designed to help students explore solutions for issues such as improving clean water access; designing intelligent transportation systems to alleviate traffic congestion; improving the crash-worthiness of cars; and designing bridges to become more resistant to earthquake. [+]

Civil and Environmental Engineering Program Overview The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate degree and certificate programs that are designed to help students explore solutions for issues such as improving clean water access; designing intelligent transportation systems to alleviate traffic congestion; improving the crash-worthiness of cars; and designing bridges to become more resistant to earthquake. Students choose from six areas of focus: Engineering mechanics Environmental engineering Geotechnical engineering Structural engineering Transportation safety engineering Water safety engineering The Department collaborates with several entities throughout the greater D.C. metropolitan area for research, including: the Center for Intelligence Systems Research (CISR) for developing intelligent transportation systems; the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed on improving water quality; the National Crash Analysis Center for research in transportation engineering In addition, the Science and Engineering Hall on GW's main campus features a new high bay (pictured above), which students in civil and environmental engineering may utilize in their studies to test the strength of heavy objects against a strong wall and strong floor. Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Credit hours: 33 (with thesis) or 30 (without thesis) Thesis options: Two - Students who choose to complete a thesis take 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours for conducting thesis research. Students who choose the non-thesis option take 33 credit hours of course work. [-]

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.S. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. [+]

Program Overview Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.S. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. Faculty and students work together to explore solutions for photonic computing; create state-of-the-art advances in high-performance computing; and improve the reliability of cloud computing. The program offers up-to-date knowledge and skills in the advances of computer systems architecture and networking, as well as the rapidly-growing use of superscalar microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, VLSI and ASIC design modules, digital signal processors, and networked computing platforms. The program offers a flexible schedule that includes courses in the late afternoon and evening, as well as the ability to choose a thesis or non-thesis degree option. Students choose from two areas of focus: Computer architecture and high-performance computing MEMS, electronics, and photonics (microelectronics and VLSI systems) Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - students who choose to complete a thesis take 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours for conducting thesis research. These 6 credit hours must be taken over two terms. Students who choose the non-thesis option take 30 credit hours of course work. Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Other requirements: Colloquium requirement: Students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement. Master's Program Degree Requirements The course requirements listed below are in addition to the general Master's Degree Requirements. Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing Required ECE 6005 Microcomputer Systems Architecture ECE 6065 Colloquium 4 of the following: ECE 6105 Introduction to High-Performance Computing ECE 6120 High-Performance Processors ECE 6125 Parallel Computer Architecture ECE 6130 Grid and Cloud Computing ECE 6140 Embedded Systems ECE 8150 Advanced Topics in Computer Architecture MEMS, Electronics and Photonics Required ECE 6030 Device Electronics ECE 6065 Colloquium 4 of the following: ECE 6213 Design of Vlsi Circuits ECE 6214 High-Level VLSI Design Methodology ECE 6215 Introduction to MEMS ECE 6216 RF/VLSI Circuit Design ECE 6218 Advanced Analog VLSI Circuit Design ECE 6221 Introduction to Physical Electronics ECE 6223 Introduction to Nanotechnology ECE 6240 VLSI Design and Simulation ECE 6245 VLSI Fabrication Techniques ECE 6250 ASIC Design and Testing of VLSI Circuits ECE 6260 Introduction to Nano-electronics M.S. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer. If you would like to be considered for funding (assistantships, scholarships, etc.), you will need an additional letter of recommendation for a total of three (3) letters with your online application. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work. A bachelor's degree in another field, in which the applicant may be required to take a set of deficiency courses, to be determined by the department on a case-by-case basis [-]

Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the M.S. program in Computer Science is designed to equip students with excellent skills at the forefront of computing. Through research and teaching, the Department contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to society and the world. [+]

Program Overview Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the M.S. program in Computer Science is designed to equip students with excellent skills at the forefront of computing. Through research and teaching, the Department contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to society and the world. The Masters degree is based on 10 courses (30 credit hours). A student may do a thesis, but this is optional. There are no comprehensive examinations. Three of the 10 courses are required (core courses). The other seven courses can be selected based on consultation with the student's advisor. Two of these courses can come from a different department. Courses focus in the following areas: Algorithms and theory Computer architecture, networks, parallel and distributed computing Computer security and information assurance Database and information retrieval systems Machine intelligence and cognition Multimedia, animation, graphics, and user interface Software engineering and systems The program is designed to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in information technology, medicine, film, business, government, and engineering. With the unique location of Washington, D.C., students have access one of the highest concentrations of high-tech companies in the country and federal institutes, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Naval Research Laboratory. Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - thesis and non-thesis options are available to M.S. students. Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Other requirements: Core courses: Three - Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Advanced Software Paradigms, Computer System Architecture. The remaining seven courses can be selected in consultation with the student's adviser. Two of these courses may come from a different department. Selecting an area of focus is encouraged, but not required. Master’s Degree Program Requirements Three core courses: CSCI 6221, 6461, 6212 No area of concentration is necessary Seven additional courses that can be taken for graduate credit At least 8 of the 10 courses (24 of 30 credits) must be taken at the 6000 level or above Normally no more than two courses may be taken outside of the department At least 3.0 GPA to meet graduation requirements A student who receives 2 (or more) grades of F will be dismissed from the program A student who receives three (or more) grades below B- will be dismissed from the program Courses for Graduate Credit There is no requirement that students take courses in any particular subject area or across areas. Algorithms and Theory CSCI 4314 - Discrete Analysis in Computer Science CSCI 6311 - Theory of Computation CSCI 6312 - Graph Theory and Applications CSCI 6213 - Advanced Data Structures CSCI 6318 - Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations CSCI 6343 - Continuous Algorithms CSCI 6351 - Data Compression CSCI 8211 - Advanced Topics in Algorithms Computer Architecture, Networks, Parallel and Distributed Computing CSCI 4415 - Real-Time Computer Systems CSCI 4314 - Discrete Analysis in Computer Science CSCI 6433 - Internet Protocols CSCI 6434 - Design of Internet Protocols CSCI 6421 - High-Performance Computing CSCI 8401 - Advanced Topic in Operating Systems CSCI 8431 - Advanced Topics in Computer Networks and Networked Computing CSCI 6431 - Computer Networks Database and Information Retrieval Systems CSCI 3571 - Introduction to Bioinformatics CSCI 4511 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CSCI 6351 - Data Compression CSCI 6441 - Database Systems I CSCI 6442 - Database Systems II CSCI 6448 - Scientific Databases and Knowledge Formation CSCI 6451 - Information Retrieval Systems CSCI 8440 - Advanced Topics in Data Management Software Engineering and Systems CSCI 4417 - UNIX System Programming CSCI 6213 - Advanced Data Structures CSCI 6231 - Software Engineering CSCI 6232 - Software Engineering Development CSCI 6233 - Software Testing and Quality CSCI 6234 - Object-Oriented Design CSCI 8231 - Advanced Topics in Software Engineering CSCI 8401 - Advanced Topic in Operating Systems CSCI 8431 - Advanced Topics in Computer Networks and Networked Computing Multimedia, Animation, Graphics and User Interfaces CSCI 4554 - Computer Graphics I CSCI 4455 - Computer Game Design and Programming CSCI 4561 - Design of User-Interface Programs CSCI 6561 - Design of Human-Computer Interface CSCI 6554 - Computer Graphics II CSCI 6555 - Computer Animation CSCI 6562 - Design of Interactive Multimedia CSCI 8554 - Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics Computer Security and Information Assurance CSCI 6331 - Computer Cryptography Principles CSCI 6431 - Computer Networks CSCI 6433 - Internet Protocols CSCI 6531 - Computer Security Principles CSCI 6532 - Information Policy CSCI 6541 - Network Security CSCI 6547 - Wireless and Mobile Security CSCI 8331 - Advanced Cryptography CSCI 8531 - Advanced Topics in Security Machine Intelligence and Cognition CSCI 4511 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CSCI 6511 - Artificial Intelligence CSCI 6512 - Adaptive Learning Systems I CSCI 6515 - Natural Language Understanding CSCI 6519 - Models of Cognition CSCI 8511 - Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence M.S. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer. If you would like to be considered for funding (assistantships, scholarships, etc.), you will need an additional letter of recommendation for a total of three (3) letters with your online application. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work Completed two courses in mathematics beyond pre-calculus during the undergraduate curriculum One year of science with laboratory Prior coursework in computer science using a structured language, discrete structures, data structures, and computer architecture [-]

Master of Science in Cybersecurity in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The M.S. in Cybersecurity in Computer Science is designed to respond to the large and fast-growing need for technical cybersecurity experts both nationally and internationally. [+]

Cybersecurity in Computer Science Program Overview Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the M.S. in Cybersecurity in Computer Science is designed to respond to the large and fast-growing need for technical cybersecurity experts both nationally and internationally. As the first such degree offered in the D.C. area, students acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in cybersecurity, an increasingly important field to national security, the economy, and private citizens. Students take a combination of core courses focused on design and analysis of algorithms; computer architectures; and advanced software paradigms. These are to be combined with courses focused on security (ex. applied cryptography, computer network defense, etc.) and elective courses. Master of Science in Cybersecurity in Computer Science (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - thesis and non-thesis options available Core courses: Three - Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architectures, Advanced Software Paradigms. Remaining coursework is comprised of five security courses and two electives in computer science, totaling 10 courses for the degree program. [-]

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

This program is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to such diverse areas as communications, power and energy, and nanoelectronics. [+]

Program Overview This program is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to such diverse areas as communications, power and energy, and nanoelectronics. Faculty and students research in areas such as wireless/mobile communications, micro-electro-mechanical systems, magnetics, and remote sensing. Students choose from five areas of focus: Applied electromagnetics Communications and networks Electrical power and energy Electronics, photonics, and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics) Signal and image processing, systems and controls Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: thesis and non-thesis options are available Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Other requirements: Students are required to take at least one course in the department outside of his/her area of focus. Colloquium requirement: Students must fulfill this zero-credit course by attending five colloquium seminars, workshops or symposia sponsored by the department. Areas of Focus Applied Electromagnetics Required ECE 6020 Applied Electromagnetics ECE 6065 Colloquium ECE 6710 Microwave Engineering ECE 6715 Antennas One of the following: ECE 6720 Remote Sensing ECE 6725 Electromagnetic Radiation and Scattering ECE 6730 Waves in Random Media ECE 6735 Numerical Electromagnetics ECE 6745 Analysis of Nonlinear and Multivalued Devices ECE 6750 Introduction to Radar Systems ECE 6760 Propagation Modeling in Wireless Communications ECE 6765 Photonics and Fiber Optics ECE 6770 Applied Magnetism Electives 18 credits in elective courses. Normally no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may be counted toward the requirements for the degree. Communications and Networks Required ECE 6015 Stochastic Processes in Engineering ECE 6035 Introduction to Computer Networks ECE 6510 Communication Theory I ECE 6065 Colloquium Two of the following: ECE 6500 Information Theory ECE 6505 Error Control Coding ECE 6520 Mobile & Wireless Comm Systems ECE 6525 Satellite Communication Systems ECE 6530 Electronic Warfare ECE 6550 Advanced Network Architectures ECE 6555 Networks Protocols ECE 6560 Network Performance Analysis ECE 6565 Telecommunications Security ECE 6570 Telecommunications Security Protocols ECE 6575 Optical Communication Networks ECE 6580 Wireless Networks Electives 15 credits in elective courses. Normally, no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may be counted toward the requirements for the degree. Electrical Power and Energy Required ECE 6010 Linear Systems Theory ECE 6020 Applied Electromagnetics ECE 6060 Electric Power Generation ECE 6065 Colloquium Three of the following: ECE 6025 Signals and Transforms in Engineering ECE 6610 Electrical Energy Conversion ECE 6620 Electrical Power Systems ECE 6662 Power Electronics ECE 6666 Power System Transmission, Control, and Security ECE 6667 Nuclear Power Generation ECE 6668 Power Distribution Grids ECE 6669 Smart Power Grids ECE 6670 Power System Protection ECE 6690 Power Systems Economics ECE 6691 Power Systems Reliability Electives 12 credits in elective courses. Normally no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may be counted toward the requirements for the degree. Electronics, Photonics, and MEMS Required ECE 6030 Device Electronics ECE 6065 Colloquium Four of the following: ECE 6213 Design of VlSI Circuits ECE 6214 High-Level VLSI Design Methodology ECE 6215 Introduction to MEMS ECE 6216 RF/VLSI Circuit Design ECE 6218 Advanced Analog VLSI Circuit Design ECE 6221 Introduction to Physical Electronics ECE 6223 Introduction to Nanotechnology ECE 6240 VLSI Design and Simulation ECE 6245 VLSI Fabrication Techniques ECE 6250 ASIC Design and Testing of VLSI Circuits ECE 6260 Introduction to Nano-electronics ECE 6765 Photonics and Fiber Optics Electives 15 credits in elective courses. Normally no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may be counted toward the requirements for the degree. Signal and Image Processing, Systems and Controls Required ECE 6015 Stochastic Processes in Engineering ECE 6065 Colloquium Four of the following: ECE 6005 Microcomputer Systems Architecture ECE 6010 Linear Systems Theory ECE 6025 Signals and Transforms in Engineering ECE 6666 Power System Transmission, Control, and Security ECE 6800 Computational Techniques in Electrical Engineering ECE 6810 Speech and Audio Processing by Computer ECE 6815 Multimedia Processing ECE 6820 Real Time DSP ECE 6825 Computer Control Systems ECE 6830 System Optimization ECE 6835 Nonlinear Systems ECE 6840 Digital Image Processing ECE 6842 Image Engineering ECE 6845 Image Synthesis ECE 6850 Pattern Recognition ECE 6855 Digital Signal Processing Techniques ECE 6860 Compression Techniques for Data, Speech, and Video ECE 6865 Statistical Signal Estimation ECE 6875 Wavelets and Their Applications ECE 6880 Adaptive Signal Processing ECE 6885 Computer Vision Electives 15 credits in elective courses. Normally no more than two courses taken outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may be counted toward the requirements for the degree. M.S. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer. If you would like to be considered for funding (assistantships, scholarships, etc.), you will need an additional letter of recommendation for a total of three (3) letters with your online application. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work. Students with a bachelor's degree in another field may be admitted with a set of deficiency courses to be determined by the department on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S.program in Engineering Management is designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. [+]

Program Overview Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S.program in Engineering Management is designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. The Engineering Management program provides a graduate education in the latest management techniques for technical and scientific organizations. Students choose from five areas of focus: Crisis, emergency and risk management Economics, finance and cost engineering Engineering and technology management Environmental and energy management Knowledge and information management Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.) Credit hours: 36 Number of courses: 12 Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Types of course requirements: Common course requirements EMSE 6001 Management of Technical Organizations EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I Area of focus course requirements Approved electives Areas of Focus Crisis, Emergency & Risk Management Focus Area Required Courses: 6305 Crisis and Emergency Management 6310 Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management 6315 Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism 6325 Medical and Public Health Emergency Management OR 6330 Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response Focus Area Elective Courses: 6240 Environmental Hazard Management 6300 Homeland Security: The National Challenge 6345 Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity 6350 Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management 6540 Management of Information and Systems Security 6820 Program and Project Management 6992 Special Topics (in consultation with advisor) Economics, Finance and Cost Engineering Focus Area Required Courses: 6420 Economic Analysis in Engineering Planning 6430 Finance for Engineers 6450 Quantitative Methods in Cost Engineering 6820 Program and Project Management Focus Area Elective Courses : 6014 Management of Engineering Contracts 6018 Engineering Law 6026 Technical Enterprises 6701 Operations Research Methods 6840 Applied Enterprise Systems Engineering 6850 Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering 6992 Special Topics (in consultation with advisor) Engineering and Technology Management Focus Area Required Courses: 6005 Organizational Behavior for the Engineering Manager 6820 Program and Project Management 6099 Problems in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Focus Area Elective Courses : 6010 Human Resources Function for the Engineering Manager 6014 Management of Engineering Contracts 6018 Engineering Law 6023 Technology Issue Analysis 6026 Technical Enterprises 6030 Technological Forecasting and Management 6035 Marketing of Technology 6070 Management of Research and Development 6430 Finance for Engineers 6505 Knowledge Management I 6760 Discrete Systems Simulation 6805 Systems Engineering II 6992 Special Topics (in consultation with advisor) Environmental and Energy Management Focus Area Required Courses: 6220 Environmental Management 6225 Air Quality Management 6235 Water Quality Management 6260 Energy Management Focus Area Elective Courses : 6200 Policy Factors in Environmental and Energy Management 6230 Hazardous Waste Management and Cleanup 6240 Environmental Hazard Management 6245 Analytical Tools for Environmental Management 6285 Analytical Tools for Energy Management 6290 Climate Change 6295 Environmental Security 6992 Special Topics (in consultation with advisor) Knowledge and Information Management Focus Area Required Courses: 6099 Problems in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering 6505 Knowledge Management I 6540 Management of Information and Systems Security 6570 Information Management and Information Systems 6586 Database Design and Database Management Systems Focus Area Elective Courses : 6023 Technology Issue Analysis 6506 Knowledge Management II 6510 Decision Support Systems and Models 6543 Managing the Protection of Information Assets and Systems 6544 Auditing, Monitoring & Intrusion Detection for Info. Security Managers 6545 Internet and On-Line Law for Security Managers 6549 Business and Competitive Intelligence 6573 Managing E-Commerce Technologies 6579 Applied Data Mining in Engineering Management 6580 Information and Software Engineering 6588 Software Project Development with CASE 6830 Human Factors Engineering M.S. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer. If you would like to be considered for funding (assistantships, scholarships, etc.), you will need an additional letter of recommendation for a total of three (3) letters with your online application. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, one of the physical sciences, or mathematics with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work. A grade of B- or better in Math 1232 or its equivalent. [-]

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the M.S. program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students for leadership careers in government and industry. [+]

Program Overview Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the M.S. program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students for leadership careers in government and industry. Students and faculty work together to explore solutions in areas such as mobile robots for search and rescue missions; defense and environmental monitoring; smart materials; and plasma-based methods for reinforcing industrial plastics in transportation vehicles. Students choose from the following areas of focus: Aerospace engineering Design of mechanical engineering systems Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy Industrial engineering Solid mechanics and materials science Structures and dynamics Robotics, mechatronics, and controls Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Credit hours With thesis: 24 credit hours of coursework + 6 credit hours of thesis research Without thesis: 33 credit hours of coursework Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester) Areas of Focus Aerospace Engineering Required APSC 6212 Analytical Methods in Engineering II or APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering One of the following: MAE 6207 Theory of Elasticity I MAE 6221 Fluid Mechanics MAE 6276 Mechanics of Space Flight Electives Remaining credits in aeroacoustics, aeronautics, astronautics, propulsion, or space systems elective courses. Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems Required MAE 6243 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design MAE 6251 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering Electives Remaining credits in computer-aided design, computer-integrated design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering design, or robotics courses. Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy Required APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III MAE 6221 Fluid Mechanics MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering Electives Remaining credits in elective courses Industrial Engineering Required EMSE 6755 Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling EMSE 6770 Techniques of Risk Analysis and Management MAE 6201 Intro to Manufacturing MAE 6252 Projects in Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing One of the following: MATH 2233 Multivariable Calculus APSC 3115 Engineering Analysis III CSCI 1041 Introduction to FORTRAN Programming CSCI 1121 Introduction to C Programming CSCI 1131 Introduction to Programming with C Electives Remaining credits in elective courses in two approved three-course sequences, one in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the other in a cooperating department in SEAS. Solid Mechanics and Materials Science Required APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III Two of the following: MAE 6210 Continuum Mechanics MAE 6238 Biomaterials MAE 6239 Computational Nanosciences Electives Remaining credits in elective courses Structures and Dynamics Required APSC 6213 Analytical Methods in Engineering III MAE 6207 Theory of Elasticity I MAE 6286 Numerical Solution Techniques in Mechanica land Aerospace Engineering Electives Remaining credits in elective courses Robotics, Mechatronics, and Controls Required MAE 6245 Robotic Systems MAE 6246 Electromechanical Control Systems One of the following: MAE 6240 Kinematic Synthesis MAE 6242 Advanced Mechanisms MAE 6243 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design Electives Remaining credits in elective courses M.S. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. These may be from your academic advisor, professor, and/or employer. If you would like to be considered for funding (assistantships, scholarships, etc.), you will need an additional letter of recommendation for a total of three (3) letters with your online application. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 250-500 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 500 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. M.S. applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, a physical science, or mathematics with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work. [-]

Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The M.S. program in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. [+]

Program Overview Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the M.S. program in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. Faculty research in systems engineering include: applied enterprise systems engineering and analysis; business and program development; critical infrastructure systems; risk assessment and management; and more. Students choose from the following areas of focus: Operations research and management science Systems engineering and integration Enterprise information assurance Curriculum Credit hours: 36 Number of courses: 12 Common courses: EMSE 6001 Management of Technical Organizations EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I [-]

Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Telecommunications Engineering provides students with a foundation in the fundamentals of transmissions systems, computer networking, network architecture and protocols, and telecommunications security protocols. [+]

Telecommunications Engineering Program Overview Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering provides students with a foundation in the fundamentals of transmissions systems, computer networking, network architecture and protocols, and telecommunications security protocols. Students may also take courses on optical networking, wireless networking, cloud computing, and other topics relevant to the industry. Curriculum Credit hours: 30 Thesis options: Two - students who choose to complete a thesis take 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours for conducting thesis research. These 6 credit hours must be taken over two terms. Students who choose the non-thesis option take 30 credit hours of course work. Other requirements: Required courses: ECE 6035: Introduction to Computer Networks ECE 6550: Advanced Network Architectures ECE 6565: Telecommunications Security ECE 6575: Optical Communications Networks ECE 6580: Wireless Networks Colloquium requirement: Students must attend five seminars, workshops, or symposia sponsored by the department in order to fulfill this zero-credit requirement. [-]

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