Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Concentrations

Our programs train you to use the latest technologies, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, remote sensing, and building information modeling. Graduate students specialize in one of five concentrations.

Construction Engineering and Management

Master the construction process, including learning to manage safe, cost-effective, and on-time project delivery. Develop skills in building information modeling, administration, and designing for constructability.

Environmental and Water Resource Engineering

Learn about water and wastewater treatment, groundwater fate and transport of contaminants, flood mitigation, and water supply and distribution. Use the latest geographic information-system software to analyze remote-sensing data for weather forecasting.

Geotechnical Engineering

Focus on the mechanics of soil, earth-retaining structures, seepage and slope stability, and foundation design. Get hands-on experience with geotechnical equipment, and discover the latest ways to use recycled materials in pavement, as well how to use geosynthetics in landfill design.

Structural Engineering

Learn to create an underwater tunnel crossing, high-speed railway line, green office buildings, or offshore wind farms. Discover the newest, strongest, lightest materials to construct earthquake-resistant structures and retrofit existing buildings.

Transportation Engineering

Study transportation planning, traffic flow theory, car-following models, and traffic simulation. Learn how to optimize public transportation systems, infrastructure resiliency, and disaster-preparation scenarios.

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