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, www.abet.org. Read more on Engineering Program Objectives.
Make an Impact with Your Major
Mechanical engineers make an impact in almost every aspect of modern society. It's hard to think of something that exists in our world that a mechanical engineer hasn't had a hand in designing or producing.
As a mechanical engineering major, you can look forward to good job prospects, a high salary and varied work.
Why Major in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson?
We offer areas of study in machine design, robotics, manufacturing processes, thermodynamics, fluid flow, composite materials and much more. You can study anything from biomechanics and assistive technologies for people with disabilities to automation and robotics systems. You can even learn about the design of ships, submarines, aircraft and spacecraft.
You'll gain hands-on experience working on projects alongside world-class faculty members, whose research activities cover a wide range of areas, from optimizing luge sleds for the U.S. Olympic Luge Association to creating the newest ducted wind turbine technology.
As a mechanical engineering graduate, you'll leave Clarkson with the ability to apply principles of engineering, science and mathematics to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems.
What You'll Learn
During your first year, you'll take courses that are part of the Coulter School of Engineering's common curriculum. Subject areas include:
- Calculus I and II
- Engineering & Society
- General Chemistry I
- Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer
- Physics I and II
Mechanical engineering majors are required to complete a range of courses, including:
- Electrical Science
- Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
- Fluid Mechanics
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Introduction to Heat Transfer
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Rigid Body Dynamics
- Strength of Materials
- Thermodynamic System Engineering
You'll choose a three-credit-hour engineering elective in mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering or engineering science, as well as upper-division courses in mathematics, physics, other engineering disciplines and mechanical engineering. In addition, you'll have at least six credit hours to use toward courses of your choice.
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Concentration
This concentration expands your knowledge of manufacturing‐related topics, such as production management, statistical quality control and manufacturing processes. Learn more about the advanced manufacturing engineering concentration.