The School of Engineering and the Lally School of Management jointly offer this unique Master of Engineering program.
Although the program is open to qualified undergraduates from other institutions, it is primarily intended as a co-terminal degree option for Rensselaer engineering undergraduates.
The unique feature of this program is the fusion of a management/decision sciences core with the student’s undergraduate engineering discipline. The curriculum culminates in a four-to-five course concentration in the student’s technical focus area.
It is a 30-credit-hour program leading to the Master of Engineering degree.
The program is designed to provide engineering students with an opportunity to extend their understanding of emerging technologies within their disciplines while providing fundamental background in technical decision making methods and technology management.
The program provides essential background in the financial metrics of business performance, the analytical modeling tools for applying these metrics in organizational and technical decision making systems, and the critical challenges associated with new models of value creation and business growth across different industries.
Students will be prepared for technical management roles as they simultaneously extend their expertise in their undergraduate engineering disciplines beyond the Bachelor’s level.
Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume management responsibilities sooner upon entering the professional workforce.