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Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

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 course credits must be at the 6000 level with a maximum of 12 course credits of 4000-level courses.
  • One 4000- or 6000-level MATH or MATP course is required. Alternatively, MANE 5000 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics I also fulfills this requirement.
  • A minimum of 15 course credits must contain the MANE prefix. Programs that do not include 15 course credit hours from MANE must have prior approval from the MANE Graduate Program Director and student’s adviser.
  • 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.
  • Full-time students must register each semester for Graduate Seminar MANE 6900 and attend the required number of seminars. This requirement does not apply to Co-terminal Program students.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:
  • advanced proficiency in the core program area.
  • proficiency in research techniques (theoretical, computational, and experimental).
  • effective oral and written communication skills.
  • preparedness for professional careers or further graduate studies.

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