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The Undergraduate ECE Experience

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In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Clarkson’s undergraduate engineering programs as some of the best in the country. That’s no surprise to us—we strive to provide our students with a fully immersive experience that blends the best elements of academic life, student life and real-world exposure. The result: a highly personal and personalized education that prepares you for positions of leadership and influence in your chosen field.

Personalized Teaching and High-Powered Research
At Clarkson, you get the best of all possible worlds: faculty devoted equally to teaching and scholarship, a collaborative learning environment, and access to research facilities.  Our 15:1 faculty-to-student ratio allows our professors get to know our students as individuals. At the same time, these faculty members are also inspired explorers on the frontiers of knowledge. They conduct world-class research in areas of vital importance—and involve undergraduates in the process. 

Our Reputation for Excellence
The Clarkson ECE graduate is in high demand. The placement rate for our electrical engineers is one of the nation's highest; employers seek out our graduates for their strong technical skills and their versatility. Planning to go on to graduate school? Clarkson graduates gain admission to institutions with best advanced degree programs in the country, including Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan, MIT, Standard and Clarkson itself. Learn about research and professional development opportunities or graduate study at Clarkson.

A Holistic Academic Program
Our engineering curriculum includes:

  • A common core curriculum that provides the proper foundation for you to major in computer engineering, software engineering or electrical engineering.
  • Courses in basic science, mathematics and engineering science, including laboratory experience in the use of modern equipment for measurement and design. Learn more about our undergraduate facilities.
  • Education in the humanities, social sciences, ethical principles and management, with special attention to the development of effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Elective coursework that encourages individual interests and provides the opportunity to gain further knowledge in multiple disciplines.

At Clarkson, the classroom is just the beginning of your experience. You may choose to get involved in research or to study abroad. You may decide to take on extracurricular project work or get involved in professional-development activities. And you’ll most certainly be highly encouraged to participate in a co-op or internship with the help of Clarkson’s Career Center

Seriously Challenging Competition
Clarkson students sharpen their skills in creative problem solving, collaboration, communication and leadership through our wildly popularSPEED team competitions. Clarkson SPEED teams compete against student teams from other universities to design, fabricate, test—and possibly market—inventions such as solar-powered airplanes, electric snowmobiles, ATVs, remote-controlled robots and racecars. Feel the need for SPEED? Learn more about Clarkson’s 16 SPEED teams and FIRST Robotics program.