Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Education for Working Professionals

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Education for Working Professionals fills the skills and abilities gap for rising corporate stars and their employers. The graduate certificates cover experience with high–demand, mission–critical areas such as Analytics, Lean Quality in Production, Machine Learning & AI and – uniquely – can be stacked to form a master degree. Along with the Masters of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering, all courses are taught online by industry experts who mentor students as they complete course work that positively influences one’s role at work.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Education for Working Professionals’ Accreditation, Tuition & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, by the Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education of the State of Connecticut, and by a number of professional and academic societies.



Admission consideration to all Education for Working Professionals graduate certificate and degree programs is considered upon completion of an online application. The program’s fit with the applicant’s current role at work and/or career aspirations is considered, along with prior academic records, professional references, and personal statement noting interest in program of choice.

A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree is required prior to enrollment. The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (only) requires previous degree in mechanical engineering. Rensselaer admits qualified students without regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, or disability.

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