Hands-on Learning and Individual Support

Getting real-world experience is what we are all about in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. We offer a flexible, problem-based learning curriculum and collaborative research contracts that allow you to work and learn alongside world-class researchers.

With its small size and even smaller class sizes as I've progressed in my studies, I've gotten to know lots of people. The smaller class sizes really allow you to have connections with your professors, and SPEED helps that even more. I have been granted plenty of opportunities to grow and felt supported by my professors and classmates at all times. Everyone is here to work together and better each other. If the professors are hard, it's because they want you to learn. There is no competition between students, and there is plenty of collaboration. There are always people to turn to when you need support. Between professors, counselors and classmates, I have never felt isolated or unsupported.

Taylor Converse '23 BS in Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical and aerospace engineering students pursue a variety of careers. You can apply your knowledge in an industry career or continue your education in graduate school. Whether aiming for a job right after graduation or continuing their studies, Clarkson students stand out for their dedication and superior training. Our degrees open up a wide range of possibilities. Read more about our students' success.

Clubs and Organizations

At Clarkson, you'll find more than 200 clubs and organizations for undergraduate students to choose from, including several related to mechanical engineering, including:

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Clarkson Car Club
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society

Aerospace engineering students can get involved in clubs outside the classroom, such as those listed above as well as several related to aerospace engineering:

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Flying Club
  • Jet Propulsion Club
  • Rocketry Club

Find Your Program

Undergraduate Programs

You'll learn to apply engineering methods to solve professional problems. We'll help you customize your course of study through a choice of minors and concentrations. Plus, you'll have hands-on opportunities, such as being part of one of our 12 award-winning SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) teams.

BS in Aerospace Engineering

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Minor

Manufacturing Engineering Minor

Materials Engineering Minor

Robotics Minor

Graduate Programs

Gain an edge in today’s competitive marketplace by developing your analytic and strategic skills and learning how to apply them in fields that are growing in our region and around the world.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

We offer an MS degree in mechanical engineering, both at the Capital Region Campus and in Potsdam, NY. Capital Region courses take place in the evening, while courses in Potsdam are typically held during the day.

MS in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Our PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Potsdam campus will deepen your expertise and prepare you for a wide range of academic and industry opportunities.

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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