Program Overview

The Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEng in MAE) features coursework in both aerospace and mechanical engineering, providing students with fundamental engineering knowledge in the broad set of core disciplines required in these fields. Cutting-edge coursework includes additive manufacturing, drone design and analysis, and smart manufacturing. Students also have the option to complete an advanced manufacturing specialization.

The online programs are taught by industry experts who also teach on campus. Students will further benefit from attending a graduate program at an excellent institution. Rutgers is ranked No. 15 Public University and No. 62 Best Graduate Engineering School by U.S. News & World Report.

Rutgers is the only public university in New Jersey to offer an aerospace degree.

Students have the opportunity to attend weekly online lectures live or can view the recording at a later time that best suits their schedules. Assignments include hands-on problem-solving with real-world applications, presentations, and projects. Students also complete an in-depth study, analysis, and design for an engineering project as part of their studies.

A Rutgers mechanical and aerospace engineering degree is an excellent opportunity for individuals to refresh their skills and learn new ones. Our graduates master the essential theories of practice in mechanical and aerospace engineering to prepare for advanced employment in their field.

“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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Program Outcomes

The MEng in MAE trains students in the scientific and engineering fundamentals in the broad set of core disciplines required in the mechanical and aerospace engineering fields. Graduates will be able to:

  • Attain mastery of the essential aspects of practice and research in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering
  • Conduct in‐depth study, analysis, and design for an engineering project
  • Prepare to be professionals in the mechanical and/or aerospace industries or related fields, or for further graduate studies.


Graduates of our combined online master’s in aerospace engineering and master’s in mechanical engineering online degree program have a great deal of flexibility in their job prospects due to the essential knowledge they gain in both disciplines. The MEng in MAE curriculum covers the latest trends in the field, including additive manufacturing and smart manufacturing.

Aerospace engineers and mechanical engineers will have a multitude of options when choosing a career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), both the aerospace engineer and mechanical engineer occupations are growing faster than average through 2032.

Common mechanical and aerospace engineering careers for graduates include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Engineering manager
  • Packaging engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Systems engineer

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2022 average annual mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering salaries were $96,310 and $126,880, respectively. The growing interest in private space travel, including companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic, has increased demand for aerospace engineering jobs.