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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering M.Eng.


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The M.Eng. degree is perceived to be more practically oriented in comparison to the M.S. degree. Students in the M.Eng. program will complete a research project chosen by the student and a professor who serves as the student’s academic adviser. Course work typically focuses on subjects related to the research project topic.

In addition to the Institute requirements and those listed above, the M.Eng. requires a total of 30 credits, 6 of which come from the master’s research project. All courses used to earn the master’s degree must be taken at the 4000- or 6000-level. No 4000-level (or 6000-level) courses used to complete undergraduate degree requirements may be counted towards the completion of a graduate degree.

Of the 24 credits of course work:

  • A minimum of 12 must be at the 6000 level with a maximum of 12 credits of 4000-level courses.
  • One 4000- or 6000-level MATH course is required. 
  • A minimum of 15 credits must contain the MANE prefix.
  • A maximum of 9 credits may be from the other departments within the School of Engineering and/or the School of Science.
  • A maximum of 6 credits from schools outside of Engineering or Science may be completed; such courses require prior approval by the Graduate Program Director.
  •  A maximum of 3 credits of Individual Project/Independent Study may be taken.
  • Each full-time student must register each semester for Graduate Seminar MANE 6900 and attend the required number of seminars.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced proficiency in the core program area.
  • effective oral and written communication skills.
  • preparedness for professional careers and/or further graduate studies.

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