MSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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Programme Description

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Rutgers University’s School of Engineering is prepared to offer distance and hybrid learning to its master’s students for the fall 2020 semester. Rutgers Engineering will continue to provide graduate students with an exceptional learning experience. Our faculty successfully transitioned to remote learning this past spring semester, and they are well-equipped to continue teaching online. Professors will utilize online communications systems such as CanvasBigBlueButton, and Playposit to engage classes virtually. 

Advancing Engineering Leaders

Rutgers School of Engineering provides students with a strong technical background and prepares them for leadership careers in exciting and challenging professions. Both our teaching and research are firmly rooted in scientific principles while incorporating knowledge of today’s challenges.

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Engineering Degree (MEng)


Rutgers’ Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate degree programs offer dynamic opportunities for advanced training and research in an intellectually and academically stimulating environment. Department graduates are well-prepared to pursue successful careers in industry, government, and academia.

Our department has 28 internationally renowned faculty members who, along with distinguished professors from other departments, teach and conduct cutting-edge research on a broad spectrum of topics. Programme students can choose to specialize in:

  • Design and Control
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Materials and Structures
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermal Sciences

Degree Options

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students have several master’s degree options. Our Master of Engineering degree is a terminal professional degree, designed primarily for professionals working in industry or government. Students in our thesis-based Master of Science degree program complete their degree with research credits.

MS (thesis): 30 Course Credits

The program’s required 30 credits include 24 credits of coursework, with a minimum of five 3-credit (15) MAE graduate courses, and six research credits and the writing and successful public defence of a thesis.

MEng (non-thesis): 30 Course Credits

The program requires the completion of 30-course credits and a project, plus a final oral examination and report based on the project. Of the 30 required course credits, a minimum of seven three-credit courses (21)must be MAE graduate courses.


Why Rutgers School of Engineering for Graduate School?

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master degree programs are aimed at students interested in furthering their knowledge in a particular engineering discipline for industrial and research advancement. We offer nine-degree programs through seven engineering departments along with a global commitment to advanced research and scholarship.

A core curriculum of fundamentals is augmented with electives that enable students to focus on areas with direct relevance to innovations at the forefront of research. Students graduating with an advanced degree from Rutgers are well placed to undertake careers in a diverse range of industrial and corporate areas, as well as continue their studies for advanced degrees.

Our school ensures rigorous academic standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate faculty and students, and oversees innovative professional development initiatives that prepare graduate students to succeed in both academic and non-academic careers.

Why Rutgers?

  • Highly interdisciplinary, integrative approach to education and graduate training.
  • A dynamic and diverse community.
  • Regionally located near New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston.
  • Close ties and proximity to leading industries.
  • Affordable tuition and several fellowships and scholarships available.
  • Rutgers Global provides full support in securing visas and documentation.

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

At Rutgers School of Engineering our graduate students are valuable partners in research, instruction, and outreach. We offer graduate degree programs for dynamic students in 10 areas of study. With n ... Read More

At Rutgers School of Engineering our graduate students are valuable partners in research, instruction, and outreach. We offer graduate degree programs for dynamic students in 10 areas of study. With nearly $70 million in research expenditures and nearly 200 faculty members engaging in research on a broad range of topics that impact society, the nation, and the global community, the School of Engineering is a dynamic and academically supportive environment for pursuing graduate studies. Read Less
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