Rutgers School of Engineering

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School of Engineering
The State University of New Jersey
MottoSol iustitiae et occidentem illustra
Motto in English
Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also
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The School of Engineering (SoE) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was founded in 1914 as the College of Engineering. It was originally a part of the Rutgers Scientific School, which was founded in 1864.[1] The school has seven academic departments, with a combined undergraduate student enrollment of over 2,400 students.[2] It offers over 25 academic and professional degree programs. These include several interdisciplinary programs, such as Bioenvironmental Engineering and Bioresource Engineering with the Department of Environmental Science, and the graduate program in Mechanics.

Departments and programs[edit]

The Rutgers School of Engineering is composed primarily of seven academic departments. All of the degree programs offered are certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

In addition, the School also has undergraduate programs in Applied Sciences and in Bioenvironmental Engineering,[3] and also a graduate program in Mechanics.[4] Students who chose to pursue a degree in Applied Sciences also have to option to select a concentration in Packaging Engineering, Engineering Physics, Biomedical Science, or Premed.[5]

Degrees offered[edit]

The school offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Graduate students are technically enrolled in the Graduate School-New Brunswick, and not directly in the School of Engineering. For this reason, all graduate degrees are awarded to a student by the Graduate School-New Brunswick on successful completion of one or more of the degree programs listed below.

The SoE also offers a 5-year B.S./M.B.A. program in conjunction with the Rutgers Business School. Students who opt for this program are, however, required to meet certain GPA and GMAT score requirements, and are required to apply to the program in the Spring semester of their Junior year.[6]

A combined M.S. and Diploma Course is also offered by the School of Engineering and the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium.[7]

The SoE is also home to the Rutgers-UMDNJ PhD Training Program in Biotechnology which has received continuous NIH support for >20 years.

Research centers[edit]

The Rutgers School of Engineering is home to several research centers, and is also affiliated with other research centers throughout Rutgers University. These large-scale research centers are typically funded through various New Jersey and federal grants, and also through corporate sponsorships. Also, numerous smaller research laboratories exist within the various academic departments of the SoE.

An (incomplete) list of the research centers is provided below:[8]

  • Center for Innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies
  • Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
  • Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CAES)
  • Center for Advanced Materials via Immiscible Polymer Processing (AMIPP)
  • Center for Digital Signal Processing Research
  • Ceramic and Composite Materials Center (CCMC)
  • Center for Nanomaterials Research
  • Computationally Advanced Infrastructure Partnerships (CAIP) - previously known as the Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP)
  • Fiber Optic Materials Research Program (FOMRP)
  • Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology (IAMDN)
  • Laboratory for Nanostructured Materials Research
  • Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MERL)
  • Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB)

Student organizations[edit]

The School of Engineering has a student governing organization, the Engineering Governing Council (EGC). The EGC functions as a liaison between students and members of the faculty, distributes funds to the various engineering academic societies active within the SoE, and generally represents the students of the SoE in the Rutgers University Community.[9]

Several national and international student and professional engineering organizations also have branches or chapters at the Rutgers School of Engineering, and listed below[10] [11]



  1. ^ Chapter Four: Rutgers Scientific School (1859-1880). (PDF) Retrieved on September 23, 2008
  2. ^ Headcount Enrollment by Campus, Full-Time/Part-Time Status, and Academic Level, Fall 2007. Archived 2009-02-20 at the Wayback Machine (PDF). Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Retrieved on September 23, 2008.
  3. ^ Undergraduate Program in Bioenvironmental Engineering. Department of Environmental Sciences. Accessed on September 23, 2008.
  4. ^ Graduate Program in Mechanics. Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine Rutgers School of Engineering. Website accessed on September 24, 2008.
  5. ^ Applied Sciences web page. Archived 2005-02-25 at the Wayback Machine Office of Academic Affairs. Rutgers School of Engineering. Accessed on September 23, 2008.
  6. ^ BS/BA - 5 Year Program. Archived 2002-11-02 at the Wayback Machine Office of Academic Affairs, Rutgers School of Engineering. Retrieved on September 23, 2008.
  7. ^ Combined Master of Science - Diploma Course. Archived 2008-10-06 at the Wayback Machine Web page hosted by the Rutgers Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Accessed on September 23, 2008.
  8. ^ Official website of Research Centers at Rutgers. Retrieved on September 23, 2008.
  9. ^ Website of the Engineering Governing Council (EGC). Rutgers School of Engineering. Accessed on September 23, 2008.
  10. ^ "Recognized Societies". Official website of the Engineering Governing Council. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  11. ^ "Official website of the Rutgers University ASME Student Chapter". Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Archived from the original on 2000-12-18. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  12. ^ "Official website of the Rutgers University AIAA Student Chapter". Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Retrieved 2008-11-06.

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Coordinates: 40°31′14″N 74°27′22″W / 40.520650°N 74.456105°W / 40.520650; -74.456105