International Year One in Engineering, Computing and Statistics

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Engineering, Computing and Statistics will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class hours

17-21 hours per week

Class duration

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

20

Award

This Pathway program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science, Bioengineering, Civil and Infrastructure, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering or Systems Engineering.

Why George Mason University?

  • Mason is ranked among the highest research universities in the US by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Students will have the chance to explore the internship and recreational opportunities that only Washington, DC can offer.
  • Mason provides a great academic environment where you’ll get to interact with students from 130 countries and all 50 states.
  • Students can choose from one- to three-semester Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to Mason provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Dates & fees

January 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 14 January 2020 to Wed 13 May 2020

Mon 18 May 2020 to Fri 7 August 2020

$37,900

Program grid

International Year One in Engineering, Computing and Statistics
Program Length
January 14, 2020
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162, or Duolingo 50 (before 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Degree Program Components

120+ credit hour program 25-33 credit hours apply from Pathway 87-95 credit hours remaining toward degree

EAP 100
Year One Composition and Advanced EAP Instruction *
8
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
Degree-Specific Courses
6-7
Total 15-16
ENGH 100
Composition for Multilingual Writers *
4
EAP 100
Year One Composition and Advanced EAP Instruction *
2
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
Degree-Specific Courses
9-10
Total 16-17
Program Information
Progression Requirements

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other coures. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Math Placement determined by test during orientation. Students will progress as “Undeclared Major” within the college until all requirements are met (min. 2.75 cumulative GPA). Students may extend program by one additional semester to complete coursework to declare a major before progressing (min. 2.85 cumulative GPA). Some programs require more than 120 total credits to complete degree.

Semester 1:

Information Technology Degrees: COMM 100/COMM 101: Public Speaking/Fundamentals of Communication 3 credits; EAP 103: Language Support for Public Speaking 1 credit; MATH 108: Math according to placement/major requirement 3 credits Computer Science and Statistics Degrees: INYO 105: American Cultures 3 credits; MATH 105/MATH 113: Math according to placement/major requirement 4 credits Engineering Degrees: ENGR 107/INYO 105: Introduction to Engineering/American Cultures 2-3 credits; MATH 105/MATH 113: Math according to placement/major requirement 4 credits

Semester 2:

Information Technology Degrees: IT 102: Discrete Structures 3 credits; IT 104: Introduction to Computing 3 credits; INYO 105: American Cultures 3 credits Computer Science and Statistics Degrees: MATH 113/MATH 114: Math according to placement/major requirement 4 credits; CS 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 4 credits Engineering Degrees: COMM 100/COMM 101: Public Speaking/Fundamentals of Communication 3 credits; EAP 103: Language Support for Public Speaking 1 credit; MATH 113/MATH 114: Math according to placement/major requirement 4 credits; ME 151: Practicum in Engineering 0-2 credits Students starting in Spring earn 10-12 credits in Semester 2.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Applied Computer Science-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Bioengineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Computer Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Computer Science-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Cyber Security Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Electrical Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Information Technology-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Mechanical Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Statistics-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Systems Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available

Dates & fees

August 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Mon 17 August 2020 to Wed 16 December 2020

Thu 14 January 2021 to Wed 12 May 2021

*

January 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 12 January 2021 to Wed 12 May 2021

Mon 17 May 2021 to Fri 6 August 2021

*

Program grid

International Year One in Engineering, Computing and Statistics
Program Length
August 17, 2020
January 12, 2021
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162, or Duolingo 50 (before 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Degree Program Components

120+ credit hour program 30-34 credit hours apply from Pathway 86-90+ credit hours remaining toward degree

EAP 110
English Composition for Academic Disciplines *
6
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
Degree-Specific Courses
8-9
Total 15-16
ENGH 100
Composition for Multilingual Writers *
4
EAP 100
Year One Composition and Advanced EAP Instruction *
2
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
Degree-Specific Courses
7-10
Total 14-17
Program Information
Progression Requirements

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other coures. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Courses shown for August start. January start: credits and courses may vary. Math Placement determined by test during Orientation. Students progress as an “Undeclared Major” until all requirements to declare major have been met (min. 2.75 cumulative GPA). Students may extend program by additional semester to complete required coursework and declare major before progressing (min. 2.85 cumulative GPA). Some programs require more than 120 credits to complete degree. Math 113 and 114 count toward degree. Students starting in Spring earn 10-12 credits in Semester 2. ME 151 only for students in Mechanical Engineering (Spring only); ENGR 107 required for all other Engineering majors.

Semester 1:

Information Technology Degrees COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication (3); EAP 101 Language Support for Public Speaking (1); MATH 108 Math by placement/major requirement (3); Total: 14

Computer Science and Statistics Degrees COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication (3); EAP 101 Language Support for Public Speaking (1); MATH 105 OR MATH 1132 Math by placement/major requirement (4); INYO 103 Precalculus Support for MATH 105 (0-1); Total: 15-16

Engineering Degrees ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering (2); INYO 1054 American Cultures (3); MATH 105 OR MATH 113 Math by placement/major requirement (4); INYO 103 Precalculus Support for MATH 105 (0-1); Total 16-17

Semester 2:

Information Technology Degrees IT 102 Discrete Structures (3); IT 104 Introduction to Computing (3); INYO 105 American Cultures (3); Total: 16

Computer Science and Statistics Degrees MATH 113 OR MATH 114 Math by placement/major requirement (4) CS 112 Introduction to Computer Programming (4) Total: 15

Engineering Degrees COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication (3); EAP 101 Language Support for Public Speaking (1); MATH 113 OR MATH 114 Math by placement/major requirement (4); ME 1515 Practicum in Engineering (0-2); Total: 15-17

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Applied Computer Science-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Bioengineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Computer Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Computer Science-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Cyber Security Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Electrical Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Information Technology-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Mechanical Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Statistics-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

Systems Engineering-B.S.

B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses. C or better in other courses. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted.

2.75 Mason GPA. B- or better in MATH, CS, IT, ENGR, PHYS and STAT courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available