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ME/MS Sustainable Engineering

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

Be a part of shaping a sustainable world!Join RIT and have the experience of a lifetime!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

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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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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Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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

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