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ME/MS Sustainable Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
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Program description

ME/MS Sustainable Engineering

Be a part of shaping a sustainable world

The multidisciplinary ME/MS Sustainable Engineering program is designed to give its students a clear understanding of the role and impacts of various aspects of engineering on environmental, societal, and economic problems. It focuses on issues in areas of sustainability such as global warming, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, pollution, ethical issues, fair trade and gender equity.

Run by the industrial and systems engineering department and offered on campus, both as full- or part-time options, the Master of Science program places particular emphasis on the potential trade-offs between environmental, social, and economic objectives.

Through the duration of the MS Sustainable Engineering program you will gain a strong ability to apply engineering and decision-making tools and methodologies to sustainability-related problems, as well as a capacity to distinguish professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the practice of engineering.

You will complete five required core courses and select two graduation engineering electives in areas such as:

  • Product design and development
  • Energy
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Modeling, manufacturing and materials

You will also choose one elective each from below groups:

Environmental Technology:

  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Air Emissions
  • Industrial Water Management
  • Product Stewardship
  • Resource Reducation

Social Context:

  • Managing for Environmental Sustainability
  • Technical Innovation and Public Policy
  • Energy Policy

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Admission requirements

The admission requirements for the ME/MS Sustainable Engineering program are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TOEFL or IELTS & GRE exam (international students)

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, kindly visit our university website.

Tuition fees

The fee for the&;ME/MS Sustainable Engineering&;program is $34,887 USD.


Graduates of this program will be rewarded a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering.

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About this institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a privately endowed, coeducational university made up of more than 19,000 students and from all 50 states and over 100 nations.  RIT’s main campus is located in Rochester, NY, USA, which is approximately 350...

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Why study at Rochester Institute of Technology

You should consider RIT for your graduate study because: it has cutting-edge academic programs, outstanding faculty, and first-rate classroom and laboratory facilities; offers unmatched experiential education programs including co-op; has an excellent reputation and rankings; offers generous financial aid to graduate students; delivers a high return on investment; has an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus; provides a diverse student population, and makes a well-connected network of 135,000 alumni available to graduates.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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