Degrees And Programs
- Applied Science & Technology (B.A., 5-year B.A./M.A. in Education)
- Systems Engineering (B.S., 5-year B.S./M.S.)
Graduate (M.S., Ph.D., Applied Scientist, Eng):
- Engineering Management: with focus areas in crisis, emergency, and risk management; economics, finance, and cost engineering; engineering and technology management; environmental and energy management; and knowledge and information management
- Systems Engineering: with focus areas in operations research and management science; systems engineering and integration; and enterprise information assurance
- Emergency Management and Public Health
- Energy Engineering and Management
- Engineering Technology Management
- Enterprise Information Assurance
- Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Systems Engineering
Points Of Pride
One of the largest engineering management and systems engineering programs in the U.S. is right here in GW’s Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. The department also has the country’s largest off-campus program, with more than 1,000 students.
Professor Joseph Barbera, an EMSE faculty member and emergency room physician, serves as an emergency medical responder to search and rescue missions and public health emergencies around the world and has helped create a national preparedness strategy to coordinate healthcare resources during emergencies.
Professor David Broniatowski was awarded a prestigious R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his survey research on attitudes about vaccines. Using new tools such as Twitter to complement data gathered from traditional survey methods, Professor Broniatowski and his research partners are collecting valuable data that can be used to help public health officials better develop and target education materials and strategies.
Professor Royce Francis conducts research to vastly improve water distribution system asset management by allowing asset management decision-making to consider both asset risk and reliability and the public health impacts of asset management.
NASA’s mission is to push the limits of the possible, which requires the continuous development of new, better, and more precise technologies, subsystems and systems. To better understand how new technology development can be encouraged in the unique market structure of NASA, Professor Zoe Szajnfarber works to develop new R&D evaluation metrics and to identify feasible institutional levers to encourage innovation.
Professor Julie Ryan studies the operational and systems engineering issues associated with information assurance, including resource allocation decisions, international competitive issues, and geopolitical conflict in cyberspace. Working with the U.S. Coast Guard and other institutions, Professor Johan Rene van Dorp creates maritime risk models that help ports make decisions about the best interventions to increase port safety and security.
Professor Joost Santos develops disaster risk analysis and systems engineering models that are used in disaster scenarios, such as hurricanes and influenza pandemics. His models study interdependent infrastructure and economic systems and track the flow of goods and services across a regional economy during disasters.
Professor Michael Duffey has developed a very creative way to teach systems engineering principles to undergraduate students. Using a hands-on project that requires students to build a programmable thermal organ, he is able to incorporate various technology systems and a standard project schedule that includes proof of concept designs, parts procurement, and formal design reviews.