Advanced Professional Studies

Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

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Forward-thinking mechanical engineering professionals and recent graduates with 2-3 years of work experience should consider pursuing a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. Through the Rensselaer Advanced Professional Studies (APS) program, working professionals can complete their degree in an average of three and a half years. Using a blended approach of online and traditional classes, students can continue their career while pursuing their graduate degree with concentrations in Energy, Mechanics, or Design and Manufacturing.

  • 30 credits – completed in three and a half years of part-time study
  • Low-residency, blended learning approach
  • Significant online instruction and in-person class meetings every 2-3 weeks
  • Face-to-face instruction takes place in Troy, NY, and Hartford and Groton, CT

Informational Webinars

Attend a free webinar with our Graduate Program Director to learn how Mechanical Engineering students benefit from our blended learning approach and application of cutting edge research to the classroom. Instructions on how to apply will be covered and participants will receive a $75 application fee waiver for attending.

Contact Information

Admissions Questions: Brian Apkarian, 518-276-2194 or



The Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree requires the completion of 30 credits which can be accomplished through the 1-2-3-4 plan:

  1. 1 Math Course (3 Credits)
  2. 2 Project Design Courses (6 Credits)
  3. 3 Core Courses (9 Credits)
  4. 4 Elective Engineering/Science Courses (12 Credits)

Core Specialization Course Options (Choose 3 Courses)


Design & Manufacturing


MANE 6250: Continuum Mechanics

MANE 6800: Manufacturing and Systems Integration

MANE 4710: Heat Transfer

MANE 4670: Mechanical Behavior of Materials

MANE 4550: Analysis of Manufacturing Processes

MANE 6630: Conduction Heat Transfer

MANE 6170: Mechanics of Solids

MANE 6962: Additive Manufacturing

MANE 6650: Convective Heat Transfer

MANE 4240: Introduction to Finite Elements

MANE 6964: Micro/Meso-Scale Manufacturing

MANE 6540: Advanced Thermodynamics

MANE 4610: Vibrations

MANE 6110: Kinematic Synthesis

MANE 6830: Combustion

MANE 6960: Fluid Mechanics

MANE 4280: Design Optimization Theory and Practice

MANE 696x: Fluid Mechanics


MANE 6961: Advanced Manufacturing Process and Systems


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