Below are common and anticipated questions about our online Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering program. Contact an academic advisor at or toll-free at 888-976-4384 to discuss your specific questions.

About the Program

The online engineering program is taught by the same faculty and features the same coursework as the on-campus offering. Students completing the program online will receive the same education and diploma as students who complete the graduate program on campus.

Students have access to Rutgers libraries, virtual computer labs, and career services, and benefit from virtual professional networking opportunities.

The Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering program will be completed asynchronously.

Students typically complete the online industrial and systems engineering master’s program in 1.5 years, but this can be tailored depending on the number of credits a student’s schedule allows them to take.

Yes, it may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis.

For each three-credit course, on average, a student should spend nine hours per week, including lectures.

Faculty will reply to student questions within twenty-four hours. Visit our faculty page to learn more about their backgrounds and research interests.

Students who must interrupt their studies temporarily should apply for a leave of absence in writing to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) through their graduate program directors. An SGS student may be granted a leave (or leaves) of absence for a period not to exceed a total of 12 months. Written notification of the student’s intent to return must be received by SGS at least one month prior to the expiration of the leave. Registration is not required and funding support may be affected by the leave. For full details, visit the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies Policy & Procedures page.

Students will use Canvas.

Contact the Help Desk for technical support and troubleshooting.

There are three opportunities to begin the program each year: fall, spring, and summer. Visit our admission page for details on the upcoming start date and application deadline.


Students completing the Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering will be required to complete three courses in data analytics for engineering systems, operations engineering, and decision making under uncertainty, along with a seminar class. Visit the MEng in ISE program page for more information.

Students in the MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering must complete 30 course credits, including required courses.


For a full list of up-to-date admission requirements, visit our admission page.

Students from all undergraduate degrees are welcome. Common majors include engineering, mathematics, and physics. Visit our admission page for full details.

Students in the online MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering can transfer up to 9 graduate credits from other institutions.

Those interested in pursuing transfer credit will be required to complete a credit transfer form, provide details about the courses, and obtain a signature from the graduate program director.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is charged per credit for the online engineering program. Visit our tuition page for up-to-date details on program cost.

Financial aid and external scholarship opportunities are available to admitted students through the Financial Aid Office and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit our tuition page for details.

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