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)


The Rutgers Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering is ranked among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Its Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs give students the technical training they need to assume leadership roles in everything from research and academia to the public sector and industry. Students study in state-of-the-art laboratories with an accomplished faculty committed to research that advances the state of knowledge and practice in the field – and that solves complex, relevant engineering problems. Our graduate programs

Our new career-directed Master of Engineering degree program is ideal for professionals looking to enhance their career opportunities in industries ranging from advanced manufacturing and healthcare to transportation, infrastructure, financial systems – and more.

A pre-requisite to a doctoral degree, the Master of Science program integrates theory with applied training, diversified coursework, and hands-on learning and research. Students in our research-directed MS degree program receive advanced training in three-degree options:

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Production and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Quality Reliability Engineering

Degree Options

ISE students pursuing their MS degree have a thesis or non-thesis degree option, while MEng candidates pursue a non-thesis option.

MS (thesis): 30 Course Credits

The program’s required 30 credits include 24 credits of coursework in core engineering areas of data analysis, decision-making, and planning, plus electives, as well as a six-credit thesis. Students will give a formal one-hour thesis presentation.

MS (non-thesis): 30 credits

The program’s required 30 credits include coursework in core engineering areas of data analysis, decision-making, and planning, plus electives. Students must write a research report on an ISE topic that they will present at a public seminar.

MEng (non-thesis): 30 Course Credits

Program requirements include at least 30 credits, with at least 18 credits of coursework selected from the ISE department, plus electives and an industry internship or capstone project.


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.
Program taught in:
  • English

See 7 more programs offered by Rutgers School of Engineering »

Last updated August 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 - 3 years
13,000 USD
per semester
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 2020
End Date
Application deadline

Sep 2020

Application deadline
End Date