Quick Facts

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    of Researchers
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Program at a Glance

Delivery 100% online
Total Credits 30
Total Program Cost $29,940
Avg. Completion Time 1.5 years
Number of Starts Per Year 2 (Fall & Spring)

Upcoming Term

  • Start Date: September 3, 2024
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2024
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Program Overview

The world needs engineers with innovative mindsets to build and improve upon machines, systems, and processes, as well as the problem-solving skills to address new challenges as they arise. Rutgers School of Engineering offers online master’s programs designed to cover fundamental knowledge that students can apply to a wealth of career opportunities. Each program requires minimal core courses, enabling students to shape their coursework to best match their interests and career requirements.

Students in the programs learn from a faculty of industry experts who also teach on-campus. They are active researchers in many areas, including:

  • Applications in advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, and security
  • Automation sciences and AI
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Data science
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Intelligent systems
  • Material processing
  • Process monitoring and quality engineering
  • Reliability engineering
  • Smart systems
  • System modeling and optimization
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80.3% of the 2023 class of graduate engineering students were employed at the time of data collection. They reported a median salary of $83,500.

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Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering

The online Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering is a 30-credit program designed to prepare students to:

  • Apply data science methods to engineering and business data
  • Develop and apply advanced tools and techniques for decision making in complex, dynamic, and uncertain environments
  • Manage engineering and business projects and lead innovation
  • Be a technical team player in high-tech, financial, social media, and other industries

Along with core courses in data analytics for engineering systems, operations engineering, and decision making under uncertainty, students can select from an array of technical electives.

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“We have a strong alumni network in many different industries, and there are opportunities to connect students to those people and help you with your job search. We also have career fairs, an industry day specifically for ISE, alumni nights, and student chapters of societies.”

Weihong 'Grace' Guo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The 30-credit online Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering equips students with the scientific and engineering knowledge necessary for success in the mechanical and aerospace industries and beyond. Beyond the one required core course, Methods of Applied Mathematics, and a seminar course, students can choose from a variety of elective courses, including a selection outside of the department, to create a program of study that best meets their needs. They also have the option of pursuing a specialization in advanced manufacturing.

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“We consider it our job to help students form industry connections. This varies from individual connections to institutional support, including career fairs and the career guidance and development center. We have events year-round to help students network. We also have an industry advisory board.”

Hao Lin, PhD, Professor, Packaging Engineering Undergraduate Director, Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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National and World Rankings

Our history of excellence in education and innovation has earned Rutgers the following national and world rankings:

#1 Public University in New Jersey U.S. News & World Report
#15 Top Public University U.S. News & World Report
#40 Best National University U.S. News & World Report
#24 Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Programs U.S. News & World Report
#22 Best College for Veterans U.S. News & World Report
#29 University in the U.S. Center for World University Rankings
#62 Best Graduate Engineering Schools U.S. News & World Report
#34 Most Innovative Schools U.S. News & World Report

Online Learning at Rutgers School of Engineering

Rutgers faculty have received formal training on best practices for online teaching to deliver the optimal program experience. Students in the online engineering programs benefit from asynchronous options that allow them to view lectures at times that fit their schedules. Professors offer virtual office hours to address questions or discuss content in more detail in a one-on-one format.

Assignments vary by course and include hands-on projects with real-world applications, exercises, discussions, and presentations. Students have access to Rutgers libraries, which include journal subscriptions and e-books; virtual computer labs featuring numerous software apps like MATLAB, Minitab, and R; and career services; and benefit from professional networking opportunities.

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93% of the 2023 graduate engineering class reported positive postgraduate outcomes.

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