Degrees Offered

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees (for graduate degrees, please visit:, in addition to focused programs and curricular options.

Bachelor of Science Degree

Students may pursue a BS degree in mechanical engineering or BS degree in aerospace engineering. The department also offers concentrations as described in

Engineering students may elect to pursue a Double Major by fulfilling the major requirements as described for that department (refer to the Undergraduate catalog for details). Generally, a second major is in the area of 30 credits. Students receive an engineering degree with a second major denoted on the transcript. Students should complete the appropriate form.

Dual Degrees must apply to the other school and be accepted. After you are accepted, you must fulfill all requirements for the BA for that particular school (like School of Arts and Sciences or School of Environmental and Biological Sciences). This is a more involved process and includes additional work on top of the ~30 credits for the major. Students interested in this option should schedule an appointment with a Dean in B100 (Academic Services).

Accelerated Master's Programs

Rutgers School of Engineering students are eligible to apply for admission to a variety of accelerated master's programs. Admission to any of these programs typically requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.200 and junior year status. In some cases an aptitude test such as the GRE or GMAT is also required. These prestigious programs allow students to complete a master's degree in one extra year while simultaneously integrating an undergraduate engineering experience with that of a graduate program. With the higher demands of the work place in today's world, the B.S./Master's programs ensure that students remain competitive by mastering new techniques and extending their expertise within their subject area and/or in the related areas of business. 

There are currently three combined programs available with a BS in engineering. See the following links for details:

Bachelor of Science-Master of Business Administration (five-year dual degree)

Qualified candidates for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in the School of Engineering, are given the opportunity to obtain the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management in one year of academic work, following the completion of the requirements for their BS degree. Ordinarily, candidates for the MBA degree must complete 61 credits of academic work at the Graduate School of Management. However, with careful curriculum planning, candidates for the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering may reduce this requirement by at least 15 credits by work completed while enrolled in the School of Engineering, thereby shortening the time required to obtain the combined degree by one or two terms. Details of the dual degree curriculum and eligibility can be reached from the link above.

BS-MBA (Master of Business Administration - Future Leaders MBA)

During the junior year, students may apply to the Rutgers Business School for admission to the BS/MBA Program. Admission requires a 3.3* cumulative GPA by the end of the junior year and score in the top quartile on the GMAT or GRE exam. Students take up to four MBA courses towards the MBA degree during the senior year of the engineering program. During the fifth year, students complete graduate studies and receive their MBA degree.

BS-MS/ME (Master of Science, or Master of Engineering)

The goal of the BME BS/MS Program is to allow academically qualified students to receive the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees for BME in a shortened time frame (5 years). It is strongly recommended students use the James J. Slade Scholars program along with the BS/MS program. This highly intensive academic program gives students more research experience and better prepares them for research and development careers or further graduate study. 

BS-MBS (Master of Business and Science)

The Master of Business and Science degree at Rutgers is a hybrid degree combining courses from an MS and MBA. Students choose an applied science concentration that is paired with a business curriculum. The business curriculum consists of core courses in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management of science and technology electives, ethics and a capstone course covering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.