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Packaging Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Master of Science in Packaging Engineering from Rutgers University is designed to provide engineering professionals from a variety of disciplines with the skills and training necessary for career advancement in the areas of packaging design and development, manufacturing, project management, and sustainable and innovative packaging. Professionals working in packaging or a related field may enhance their education and on-the-job experience by earning this degree.

Areas of Specialization

  • Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Design
  • Packaging Applications

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Packaging Engineering
  • Instruments for Analysis of Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Distribution and Dynamics
  • Packaging Invention and Innovation
  • Simulation, Modeling, and Analysis in Packaging Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelors degree in an engineering/science major from an accredited university
  • GPA 2.75 or higher
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOFEL (for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31950 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19074 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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