MSc in Packaging Engineering


Program Description

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)


Rutgers Master of Science program in Packaging Engineering meets the growing demand for professionals in the world’s third-largest industry. One of the few graduate packaging engineering programs in the tri-state area and the nation, we prepare next-generation talent for careers across a wide spectrum of industries.

Our multi-disciplinary program is designed for packaging engineers with backgrounds in everything from mechanical and materials science engineering to chemical and industrial engineering. Engineering professionals receive the skills and training essential for career advancement in packaging design and development, manufacturing, project management, and sustainable and innovative packaging.

The graduate packaging engineering program recognizes the demands of industry and employer need by giving students the opportunity to focus their studies in three areas of specialization:

  • Packaging Applications
  • Packaging Design
  • Packaging Materials

Degree Option

MS 30: Course Credits

Students must complete 27-course credits – including a minimum of 5 3-credit PE graduate courses (15) and a 3-credit Masters Project. The final oral exam will consist of a written report based on the Masters Project and an oral presentation of the report.

MS (thesis, non-thesis): 30 Course Credits

Program requirements include at least 30 credits, including 24 credits of course work and a 6-credit thesis and oral defense (thesis) or 6 additional credits of course or project work and a writing requirement (non-thesis).


Why Rutgers School of Engineering for Graduate School?

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master degree programs is 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 Oct 2019

About the School

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