Below are common and anticipated questions about our online master’s in engineering programs. Contact an academic advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 888-976-4384 to discuss your specific questions.
The online engineering programs are taught by the same faculty and feature the same coursework as the on-campus offerings. Students completing a program online will receive the same education and diploma as students who complete a graduate program on campus.
Students have access to Rutgers libraries, virtual computer labs, and career services. They also benefit from virtual professional networking opportunities.
The Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering program will be completed asynchronously.
The Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers live lectures that will also be recorded for asynchronous viewing if students are unable to attend synchronously.
Students typically complete one of the online engineering master’s programs in 1.5 years, but this can be tailored depending on the number of credits a student’s schedule allows them to take.
Yes, both programs 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 typically 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 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 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.
For the online Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 542:527 Methods of Applied Mathematics and a seminar course are required, followed by elective courses. Students selecting the advanced manufacturing specialization will have additional required courses. See the MEng in MAE program page for more details.
The online Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers an optional advanced manufacturing specialization. Learn more on the MEng in MAE program page.
MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering students should select from the list of courses on the program page.
Students in the MEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program can complete up to two STEM graduate courses from other departments, with permission from the Graduate Director.
Students in the MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering must complete 30 course credits, including required courses.
For the MEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, students must complete 30 course credits (including 642:527 Methods of Applied Mathematics), a written report, and a presentation on the MEng project. We will provide possible projects proposed by faculty to start students in their search for a project.
Students from all undergraduate degrees are welcome in our Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Common majors include engineering, mathematics, and physics.
Prospective Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students should have an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
Some students may be required to take additional courses based on their undergraduate degree. Visit our admission page or speak with an academic advisor for full details.
Yes, students in the online MEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering can transfer up to 12 graduate credits from other institutions. Students in the online MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering can transfer up to 9 credits.
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 is charged per credit for the online engineering programs. Visit our tuition page for up-to-date details on the cost of each program.
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.