Why Rutgers Engineering?

Rutgers School of Engineering is ranked the #1 public university for undergraduate engineering in the New York/New Jersey metro region, according to U.S. News and World Report. Established in 1864 as one of the first engineering programs in the United States, our name carries an enduring legacy of excellence in academics and research. With 7 departments and 10 majors, Rutgers offers students the choices they need to prepare themselves for careers within today's expansive and diverse engineering industry. 

Engineering Program Overview

Rutgers School of Engineering provides students a unique opportunity to pursue their passion for engineering and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in ten major fields. Our students also minor in both technical and non-technical disciplines. Students can earn dual degrees from the School of Engineering and Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers Business School. Our 5-year combined BS/Masters programs give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive workplace.

Teaching Excellence

Our 150-strong faculty is committed to training the next generation of innovators bringing experience, expertise, and energy to the classroom.  Faculty includes those honored by the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as by the professional societies of each of the engineering disciplines.

Research Opportunities

Labs and research centers engage students in the exciting and cutting edge, including cyber security, tissue engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy storage, and advanced infrastructure and transportation.

Hands-on Learning through Competitive Internships

Internships and cooperative programs are an important part of a Rutgers engineering education, preparing students with real-world experience in leading corporate, industrial, research, and government settings across the country and internationally. Students have most recently secured internship opportunities at Boeing, L’Oreal, Bell Helicopter, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, MIT, and the Food and Drug Administration, among many others. 

Success After Graduation

Rutgers School of Engineering partners with leading employers to assist students in securing competitive full-time positions. With a reported 84 percent career placement within six months of graduation, a Rutgers School of Engineering degree provides students with the confidence they need to enter the increasingly competitive work place. The Class of 2016 reported an average salary of $65,000—$15,000 higher than the overall average salary of 2016 graduates, as estimated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. With more than 20,000 alumni, SOE graduates can be found all over the world working in a variety of positions 

As you explore Rutgers School of Engineering, please contact us if you have any questions.  Additional information can be found at Rutgers Admissions.