Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Management

Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Management

Business Know-How Combined With Engineering and Technology

Today's global marketplace requires individuals skilled in the integration of technology, engineering and business management. Clarkson University's Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Management is dually accredited by ABET as an engineering degree and by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACAB) as a business degree. Our unique curriculum combines solid business know-how with technical problem-solving skills in engineering and technology.

As organizations rethink technical and managerial roles, you'll qualify for a wide range of flexible career paths centered on leadership and technology. Among the alumni of the Engineering & Management program, one in three is already a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.

Why Major in Engineering & Management at Clarkson?

Our interdisciplinary program, offered jointly by the Reh School of Business and the Coulter School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, trains you to translate the language of engineering and technology into the world of business and industry. Our graduates are recognized as leaders with the ability to initiate new ideas and facilitate change.

You'll have the opportunity to learn from our faculty experts, like Professor John Milne, with more than 25 years of industry experience at IBM as a Master Inventor, who not only welcomes undergraduates to work on his research projects but also encourages students to become inventors. In fact, several dozen of his students have filed provisional U.S. patent applications.

Our curriculum stresses experiential learning. Many of our courses integrate open-ended problems with hands-on projects, including our first-year E&M courses, Team-Based Design & Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship, as well as the culminating senior design experiences. Students begin solving real-world problems on their very first day at Clarkson!

And, our E&M Class of 2023 had a 100 percent placement rate.

What You'll Learn

The Engineering & Management major teaches critical, industry-relevant competencies, including technical problem-solving skills, team building, effective communication, multitasking, critical thinking and cross-functional decision-making.

You'll take 32 credit hours in Engineering & Management, 31 credit hours in mathematics and science, 18 credit hours in engineering science and 18 credit hours in other courses. Three credit hours are in free electives.

Engineering & Management courses include:

  • Advanced Project Management
  • Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Process Engineering and Design
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and Lean Enterprise
  • Systems Engineering
  • Team-Based Design & Innovation
  • Technological Entrepreneurship

You'll complete the math and science courses required of all Clarkson engineering students, such as:

  • Calculus
  • Elementary Differential Equations
  • General Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Probability and Statistics

Engineering science courses include:

  • Digital Design
  • Electrical Science
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Statics
  • Thermodynamics

In addition, you'll complete the following business courses:

  • Economic Principles and Engineering Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Law and Society
  • Principles of Marketing

The engineering and management program consists of 32 credit hours in engineering and management, 31 credit hours in mathematics and science, 18 credit hours in electrical science, and 18 credit hours in other courses. 3 credit hours are in free electives.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
FY100 First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)

Engineering and Management Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Engineering and Management

  • EM120 Team-based Design & Innovation 
  • EM121 Technological Entrepreneurship (2 credits)
  • EM205 Introduction to Financial & Managerial Accounting 
  • EM286 Organizational Behavior I
  • EM313 Professional Communication 
  • EM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management 
  • EM333 Elements of Operations Research 
  • EM380 Project Management 
  • EM451 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise 
  • EM432 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • EM456 Process Engineering & Design

Professional Experience

Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
Internship, co-op, or directed research related to the student's professional goals

Math and Science Courses for Engineering and Management

Students must complete the following courses:


  • MA131 Calculus I 
  • MA132 Calculus II 
  • MA231 Calculus III 
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations
  • STAT383 Probability & Statistics 


  • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)

Engineering Science Courses for Engineering and Management

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ES220 Statics 
  • ES250 Electrical Science 
  • ES330 Fluid Mechanics 
  • ES340 Thermodynamics

Students must choose one of the following courses:

  • ES222 Strength of Materials
  • ES260 Materials Science & Engineering
  • EE264 Digital Design

Business Courses for Engineering and Management

Students must complete the following courses:

  • COMM217 Introduction to Public Speaking 
  • EC350 Economic Principles & Engineering Economics 
  • FN361 Financial Management
  • IS110 Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • LW270 Law & Society 
  • MK320 Principles of Marketing 

Professional Elective

A professional elective in E&M is a 3-credit course (or equivalent) that predominantly covers engineering or engineering management knowledge. Examples of such courses include any sophomore-, junior- or senior-level course in engineering; any junior- or senior-level course in a topical knowledge area(s) in the Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge, 3rd edition, ASEM, 2013; or courses focused on information technology.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives

Students will have at least 15 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the Clarkson Common Experience requirements.

Free Electives

Students will have approximately 3 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

Engineering & Management majors can take advantage of related minors, concentrations and tracks.

Global Supply Chain Management Concentration

Apply your knowledge of engineering and business practices to streamline supply chain operations from procurement through delivery and consumer sales. Learn more about the global supply chain management concentration.

Construction Management Track

Prepare to oversee construction projects from concept to completion. Learn more about the construction management track for E&M Majors here. Learn more about the construction engineering management concentration for CivE majors here.

Quality-Based Project Management Minor

Learn to manage people, resources and budgets to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget and within performance specifications. Additionally prepare for Project Management Institute (PMI)™ certification and to sit for the American Society for Quality’s “Certified Quality Improvement Associate” exam. Explore the quality-based project management minor.

E&M majors benefit from the wide variety of research projects pursued by faculty and graduate students from both the Coulter School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Reh School of Business. Any undergraduate student looking to have a research experience has the opportunity to do so. Students get involved with:

  • Design and management of performance improvement initiatives for product development, manufacturing, construction and service (healthcare) environments.
  • Lean Systems Engineering: Lean product development, Lean for Healthcare, Lean for Sustainability and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Leveraging technology advancements to improve the supply chain of electricity while keeping the resiliency and security of smart grid operations.
  • Extending operations research methodologies to address practical problems in supply chain management, planning and scheduling.
  • Investigating polarization on social media platforms, and analyzing the propagation of misinformation and disinformation on social media networks.
  • Inventing and patenting. Over 100 provisional patent applications have been filed by our student inventors.

Explore research at Clarkson.

E&M majors have access to a variety of internship and co-op opportunities. In the past, our students have completed these programs at companies like:

  • 43North
  • Advance Testing Co., Inc.
  • BASF
  • BBL Construction Services
  • BorgWarner Morse TEC
  • Carestream Health
  • Consigli Construction Co.
  • Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
  • GE (all divisions)
  • Hueber-Breuer Construction
  • Indium Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jeffords Steel & Engineering Co.
  • Mohawk Global Logistics
  • National Grid
  • Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Procter & Gamble
  • U.S. Army CLC

Learn more about co-ops and internships.

The E&M program offers an honors society, a professional student organization and a Student Advisory Council. The Alpha Pi Mu National Honor Society recognizes the top 20 percent of juniors and seniors in the E&M program. The Student Association for Engineering Management regularly hosts business leaders and representatives who engage students in discussions that range from career opportunities to industry trends and issues. The Student Advisory Council serves as an academic advisory group and aids in assessing program outcomes and student activities. Learn more about Clubs & Organizations at Clarkson.

I plan on using my Engineering & Management degree to go into some type of construction management or become project manager at an architecture firm. I would love to be able to provide people the place they consider their sanctuary. I would like to eventually develop a solution to the homeless population with the development of short-term 'get on your feet' housing.

Gracie Girard '24 BS in Engineering & Managements

Career Possibilities

With an Engineering & Management bachelor's degree from Clarkson, you will be prepared for a career in fields like:

  • Applications engineering
  • Construction management
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Project management
  • Quality systems management
  • Sales engineering (technical sales)
  • Supply chain management

The Engineering & Management Class of 2023 had a 100-percent placement rate.


Our graduates find their skills in high demand. Clarkson Engineering & Management majors can be found in companies like: 

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Amazon
  • BAE Systems
  • C&S Companies
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Corning Inc
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Global Foundries
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Grid
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • The Estee Lauder Companies
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs through Clarkson's Coulter School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Reh School of Business or graduate programs in other disciplines. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • MIT
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us

Engineering & Management Program
Phone: 315-268-6579

Interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Management? Contact us today with your questions.

100 Percent Placement Undergrad - Program Specific

The Best of Both Worlds

Megan Walseman '23 was attracted to the E&M program because she could earn a business degree and also learn about engineering. The flexibility of how she can use her degree appealed to her, as well as the track record of student success after graduation.

Learn more about Megan

ABET (Accreditation)

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

Clarkson University's undergraduate aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and software engineering programs and undergraduate engineering and management program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Read more on Engineering Program Objectives.

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Learn how to combine the principles of engineering and business management in a collaborative environment taught by experienced and accessible faculty.