Rensselaer at Hartford offers an engineering curriculum to accommodate the evolving needs of the engineer. The curriculum helps students establish and build on a solid theoretical base while allowing them to practice their skills. This blend of academic rigor and industrial experience creates a unique learning environment for engineering students at Rensselaer at Hartford. Degree programs are offered in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering, and Engineering Science together with graduate certificate programs in Control Systems and High-Temperature Materials.
Degrees are awarded in the following fields of engineering:
- M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering
- M.Eng. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering
- M.Eng. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- M.Eng. in Engineering Science
The M.Eng. degrees require completion of a three-credit project or culminating experience, while M.S. degree candidates must carry out research leading to a six-credit thesis. Apart from that, the curricula for both degrees are identical.
In order to become a candidate for the degree, students must:
- Prepare a Plan of Study with his or her advisor and have it reviewed and approved by the Engineering Area Coordinator no later than completion of their fourth course.
- Complete a Plan of Study with at least 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree with satisfactory grades.
- Complete a culminating experience.
- Complete all requirements within three years of admission.
The culminating experience is a requirement for the master’s degree in Connecticut. It may be fulfilled by any of the following:
- Completing a six-credit-hour master’s thesis or master’s project along with 24 credit hours of appropriate course work
- Completing a three-credit-hour master’s project along with 27 credit hours of appropriate course work
Plan of Study
Students must develop a program of study in consultation with their advisor. The program must be recorded in a Plan of Study, which will be reviewed and approved by the advisor and Engineering Area Coordinator. Students must complete this requirement no later than completion of their fourth course. Students who want to deviate from the approved Plan of Study must receive their advisor’s approval prior to registration.
Please contact Professor Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete at or at (860) 548-2464.
To earn the degree, a minimum of six of the major courses (18 credit hours) taken at Rensselaer must be at the advanced level (6000-6990 or 7000-7990).
A limited number of elective courses outside a specific engineering discipline may be taken and credited toward an engineering degree. The student’s faculty advisor must approve these elective courses.