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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Mechanical Engineering

Troy, NY

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Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Mechanical Engineering is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Engineering (D Eng)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Engineering (M Eng)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

212
Applied
70
Accepted
17
Enrolled
33%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

144
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 2.78%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown 1.39%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

56
Total faculty
Full-time - 55
Part-time - 1
Male (50)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Advanced nuclear materials; aerodynamics; design; dynamics and vibrations, fission systems and radiation transport; fluid mechanics (computational, theoretical, and experimental); heat transfer and energy conversion; manufacturing, medical imaging and health physics; multiscale/computational modeling; nanostructured materials and properties; nuclear physics/nuclear reactor; propulsion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,419,801

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Theo Borca-Tasciuc
Graduate Program Director
Email: borcat@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-2627

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