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 (ME)

Rutgers’ Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program provides a comprehensive, modern chemical engineering graduate program, with exciting and innovative research efforts in core areas such as nanoscience and nanotechnology, transport phenomena, reaction engineering, thermodynamics and molecular simulations, separations, and process systems engineering.

We also have extensive cross-disciplinary activities in bioengineering and biotechnology, and polymer science and materials engineering. In addition, the department is the first of its kind in the country to offer a full spectrum of graduate training and research in pharmaceutical engineering, an emerging area that will have expanding impact in the decades to come.

The department has a dynamic and active faculty of 22 doing cutting-edge research in many areas of chemical engineering. Based on a very strong foundation in computational methods, modeling and systems engineering, our faculty’s work is clustered in the areas of:

  • Pharmaceutical science and technology
  • Engineering in the life sciences (biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, tissue engineering)
  • Design, manufacture, and applications of nanostructured materials

Degree Options

M.S. (thesis option)

30 Course Credits, including 15 credits of core courses, 9 credits of electives and 6 credits of research.

M.S. (non-thesis option)

30 Course Credits, including 15 credits of core courses and 15 credits of electives

Non-thesis students can follow one of two curriculums in choosing electives:

  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering curriculum
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering curriculum

M.ENG in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Science (non-thesis option)

30 Course Credits, including 15 core courses and 15 elective courses


Why Rutgers School of Engineering for Graduate School?

  • 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

Rutgers School of Engineering’s master’s 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.

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.

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Last updated June 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
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2 - 3 years
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