Expand Your Expertise
Deepen your knowledge and expand your career possibilities with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
We offer the PhD in Mechanical Engineering at our Potsdam campus.
Why Get a PhD in Mechanical Engineering From Clarkson?
Through world-relevant curriculum and engagement with leaders in industry, business and education, you'll be prepared to master complex systems, forge connections across people and fields and discover creative solutions to some of today’s most vexing challenges. You'll deepen your knowledge base to accelerate your ideas into great products with lasting impact.
Our department is one of the largest at Clarkson. We have several mechanical and aerospace research facilities and labs, including our small wind Blade Test Facility (one of only three in the nation), a flight simulator and a wind tunnel (where the USA Luge team tested their sled aerodynamics before the last Winter Olympics).
Our nationally recognized faculty bring their own experiences and networks into their teaching and advising. Our deans and faculty consult regularly with advisory councils comprised of industry leaders, alumni employers, research partners, think-tank consortium members and peers in academia.
What You'll Learn
Our PhD program provides you with research-level expertise in a focus area within mechanical engineering and a breadth of knowledge in areas related to your focus area.
In addition to taking a set of courses in your chosen area of interest, you will complete a research dissertation, a significant original contribution to research on a chosen subject. Each doctoral student is supervised by a primary research advisor and an advisory committee.
- Advanced CAD
- Advanced Fluid Mechanics
- Advanced Mechanical Vibration
- Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials
- Advanced Optimal Design
- Advanced Welding Metallurgy
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Continuum Mechanics
- Engineering Analysis
- Finite Element Methods
- Principles of Physical Metallurgy
- Stochastic Processes in Engineering
View the curriculum for the PhD in Mechanical Engineering.