First Round Application Date – November 1

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Take Rensselaer to work by participating in graduate programs designed for mission-critical employees and the employers that depend on them. 

Using Rensselaer’s digital classroom – the RensselaerStudio - students complete projects that are applicable to their work, perfecting their professional abilities while simultaneously providing value to their employers. With a personalized approach, Faculty Practitioners provide industry experience, advice, and mentorship. Students can take just one course at a time, enroll in a graduate certificate of their choice, or stack multiple certificates in to a customized master’s degree.

As an employee within the Bright Horizons network, Rensselaer offers:

  • A 10% tuition discount for Education for Working Professionals Programs
  • A $75 application fee waiver for attending an Informational Webinar

To be eligible for this discount, please identify your employer in your event registration and application. 

For further information about Rensselaer’s Education for Working Professionals programs, please contact Justin Hume at humej@rpi.edu, or 959.282.2874.

Education for Working Professionals Programs

Graduate Certificates

  • Each certificate is three courses, nine credit hours
  • Begin the certificate of your choice in January, May, or August
  • Certificates can count towards the completion of a Master of Science in Engineering Science, or a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Technology Management

Master of Science in Engineering Science

  • Choose 3 qualifying certificates and complete an Integrative Project to fulfill the degree requirements
  • Apply and enroll in your first certificate; you can opt in or out of the degree at any time before beginning the Integrative Project
  • Some certificates have admissions requirements and restrictions. Contact us for more details: ewp@rpi.edu

Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Technology Management

  • 10 courses / 30 credit hours to complete the degree
  • Complete four core courses and then choose two qualifying graduate certificates to add to your credentials and complete the degree
  • Previous engineering degree not required

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

  • 10 courses / 30 credit hours to complete the degree
  • Using Agile project management methodologies - you plan, implement, and execute projects driving mechanical structures with greater acumen
  • Previous engineering degree or equivalent required

Connect with Us

Join us for any one of the regularly scheduled Informational Webinars hosted by the programs’ Dean and Faculty who welcome you! Plan to participate as we highlight the difference you can make by taking Rensselaer to work.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 PM
Leading Change and Innovation & Managing Technical Organizations Webinar

Thursday, October 7, 12:00 PM
Systems Engineering and Technology Management Webinar

Tuesday, October 12, 12:00 PM
Rensselaer at Work Informational Webinar

Thursday, October 14, 7:00 PM
Supply Chain, Lean Quality, and Systems Engineering Webinar

Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 PM
Analytics, Machine Learning and AI Webinar

Friday, October 22, 12:00PM
Rensselaer at Work Graduate Certificates Review

Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 PM
Systems Engineering and Technology Management Webinar

Thursday, October 28, 12:00 PM
Leading Change and Innovation & Managing Technical Organizations Webinar

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