Professional Concentrations in Engineering
A professional concentration in Architectural Engineering is available to students who are planning a career in building design, including architectural, structural, construction, foundation and environmental aspects. The professional concentration allows students to satisfy the accreditation requirements in civil engineering while pursuing a concentration in architectural engineering.
Courses required for a concentration in architectural engineering are listed below. The total number of credits required for the concentration is 24, of which 18 credits have to be selected as professional electives.
|CE448||Introduction to Architectural|
|Engineering (3 cr.)||ES220, CE212|
|CE446||Reinforced Masonry Design (3 cr.)|
|CE447||Timber Design (3 cr.)||CE441|
|CE415/515||Foundations Design (3 cr.)||CE310|
|CE441||Concrete Design (3 cr.)||CE320|
|CE442||Steel Design (3 cr.)||CE320|
|CE492||Senior (Building, Architectural)||CE448, CE441, CE442,|
|Design (3 cr.)||CE415, CE447 (Corequisite)|
|Choose at least two of the following (6 credits):|
|CE411||Construction Materials||CE320 & CE441 (cor.)|
|CE420/520||Advanced Structural Analysis||CE320|
|CE421/521||Composite Mechanics and Design||ES222 & ES260|
|CE542||Advanced Steel Design||CE442, CE420/520 (cor.)|
|CE544||Advanced Concrete Design||CE441 & 420/520|
|CE453/553||Properties and Performance|
|of Concrete Mat’ls||ES260|
|CE455/555||Structural Damage, Rehabilitation,|
|CE457/557||Environmental Degradation of|
|ME310||Thermodynamic System Engineering||ES340|
|ME411||Introduction to Heat Transfer||ES330, ES340, MA232|
|ME444||Computer Aided Engineering||ES100, MA231|
|CE438 or CE538||Finite Element Methods||ES222, ES330, MA232|
|CE401/501||Fracture Mech. of Concrete Structures||ES222 (corequisite)|
|CE486/586||Intro to Industrial Ecology||CE340 or CH250|
Or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair
In addition to the required number of credits, it is recommended that students in the architectural engineering concentration take relevant liberal arts courses such as Painting and Drawing, as well as writing intensive communication (COMM) courses. Architecture related liberal arts courses such as History of World Architecture, Architecture and Culture, Idea and Image, Greek Art and Architecture, Roman Art and Architecture may also be taken by cross-registration at an Associated College. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for this professional concentration. At least nine of the credit hours required in the concentration must be completed at Clarkson University unless the dean of the Coulter School of Engineering approves an exception.
A professional concentration in Biomolecular Engineering has been designed for chemical engineering majors who desire a strong background in biochemical engineering and biology. This will benefit students pursuing careers in medicine, biomedical engineering or in the following industries: consumer products, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. The decision to obtain this concentration is made optimally in the sophomore year.
The professional concentration in Biomolecular Engineering offers a chemical engineeringmajor an alternative path for obtaining a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Students in the classes of 2011 and 2012 must take BY160 Cellular & Molecular Biology (3 Cr. Hrs.) and BY162 Cellular & Molecular Biology Lab (2 Cr. Hrs.) in spring semester of sophomore year. BY160 is a requirement for all chemical engineering students in the classes of 2013 and later; students pursuing the concentration must also take the BY162 laboratory course. For all students, the required mathematics elective must be a suitable statistics course (STAT383 Applied Statistics) and science and engineering electives are replaced with the required courses CM460 Biochemistry I and CH465 Biochemical Engineering. An undesignated elective is replaced with a course selected from the following list of courses relevant to biomolecular engineering: BR400 Introduction to Biomedical Rehabilitation Engineering and Science, BY214 Genetics, BY312 Advanced Cell Biology, BY316 Immunobiology, BY320/322 Microbiology with Lab, BY360/362 Physiology with Lab, BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory, CM426 Intro to Biophysics, CM453 Intro to Biomaterials, CM464 Physical Biochemistry, ES380 Biomechanics or ES452 Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Applications. Further information on this concentration is available in the Department of Chemical Engineering office.
By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Biomolecular Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.
Construction Engineering Management
A professional concentration in Construction Engineering Management is available to permit civil engineering majors to focus their electives on courses pertinent to the field of construction engineering and management. Electives used to satisfy the requirements of the concentration include a set of courses that reflect the subdiscipline of Construction Engineering as defined by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).
To obtain a Professional Concentration in Construction Engineering Management, a student must choose required and professional electives in order to complete the following seven courses:
|CE415/515||Foundations, Stability and Retaining Structures|
|CE441||Reinforced Concrete Design|
|Any two of the following:|
|CE405||Constructional Planning and Management|
|CE407||Introduction to Construction Estimating and Scheduling|
|CE411||Construction Materials Engineering|
|And any two of the following:|
|IH309||Introduction to Occupational Health or IH416 Principles of Occupational Health|
|IH416||Principles of Occupational Health|
|OS466||Negotiations and Relationship Management|
|OM351||Quality Management & Lean Enterprise|
|LW466||Law of the Workplace|
|OM485||Quality Systems Management|
|Environmental & Occupational Health|
or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair
In addition to the required courses, it is recommended that MA383 Applied Statistics I be taken as a mathematics elective course for this concentration.
By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in their major with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Construction Engineering Management” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.
A professional concentration in Environmental Engineering is available to students interested in the important field of environmental restoration, preservation and sustainability. This involves the design of water, wastewater and air treatment processes, solid and hazardous waste management, fate and transport of contaminants in the ecosphere, and incorporation of environmental sustainability principles into engineering practice.
Any student can qualify for a Dean’s Certificate for a Professional Concentration in Environmental Engineering.
To achieve this, the student must take six courses:
CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering or CH250 Chemical Process Calculations
One course in Cell Biology or Microbiology
One course in Organic or Physical Chemistry
One course in Environmental Engineering design
Two courses distributed between two of the following five subdisciplines:
Air Pollution Engineering
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Environmental Quality Engineering
Environmental Health Science Engineering
Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
A list of courses acceptable for this Environmental Engineering Concentration can be obtained from any engineering department office. The Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering oversees the concentration requirements, and may be consulted for additional details.
In addition to the required courses indicated above, it is recommended that MA383 Applied Statistics I be taken as a mathematics elective course for this concentration.
By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in their major with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Environmental Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.
The Professional Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering provides engineering students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of manufacturing-related topics such as production management, statistical quality control, and manufacturing processes. The requirements for the professional concentration in Manufacturing Engineering are listed in the table below. Interested students must fill out an application form available from the MAE Department office. Changes to the Manufacturing Engineering concentration requirements must be approved by the MAE department chair or executive officer. Students successfully completing the following requirements receive a Dean’s Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering.
|Required Courses||Elective Courses (three required)|
|ES260||Materials Science||ME385||Design of Electromechanical Systems|
|STAT383||Applied Statistics I or||ME444||Computer-aided Engineering|
|MA330||Advanced Engineering||AE/ME457||Composite Mechanics and Design|
|OM331||Operations and Supply||ES351||Materials Characterization Laboratory|
|Chain Management||ES357||Microelectronic Circuit Fabrication|
|ME390||Manufacturing Processes||ES360||Materials Science II|
|OM351||Quality Management||ES365||Polymer Materials|
|and Lean Enterprise||ES405||Design of Experiments & Analysis of Data|
Other elective courses designated by the MAE department chair or executive officer. A complete list of courses is available in the MA department office.
Many engineers and scientists are employed in the materials processing and manufacturing industries. Increasing demands on the mechanical and environmental durability of national infrastructure require improving the strength and useful life of steels, concrete, ceramics and other engineering/structural materials. Space exploration and miniaturization of electronic devices, for example, are made possible by the development and processing of nanostructured composite materials through nanotechnology.
To help students improve employment opportunities in materials-related areas, Clarkson University is offering a certificate program in Materials Engineering Concentrations.
A Clarkson student can qualify for a Certificate from the dean of the Coulter School of Engineering verifying satisfactory completion of the coursework necessary to create a Professional Concentration in Materials Engineering. To attain this, the student must complete five (5) courses, which include two (2) required courses and three (3) electives from the list given. The required courses are:
|ES260||Materials Science and Engineering I (Fall or Spring)|
|ES360||Materials Science and Engineering II (Spring only|
The three elective courses must be chosen from the following list of materials engineering
and science courses:
|CE411||Construction Materials||ME390||Manufacturing Processes|
|Engineering||ME393||Analysis of Materials|
|CM430||Colloids and Interfaces||Processing|
|CM450||Introduction to Polymer||ME457||Composite Mechanics|
|EE439||Dielectrics||ME591||Selected Topics in|
|ES357||Microelectronic Circuit||Materials Engineering:|
|Fabrication||“Micro- & Nano-Systems|
|ES365||Polymer Materials||Eng.” (Spring)|
|ES452||Biomaterials and Biomedical||PH341||Solid State Physics I|
|Engineering Applications||PH442||Solid State Physics II|
One of the following laboratory elective courses must be chosen
ES361 Fine Particle Technology
ME492 Welding Metallurgy
Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) at 253 CAMP or from any other engineering department office.
One of the most important activities of civil and environmental engineers is to modernize and increase the effectiveness of the nation’s physical infrastructure. This challenge involves the design and construction of new physical systems such as our highways, harbors and waterways, bridges, buildings, and water treatment facilities. This effort requires a variety of specialized talents that can in part be developed through the selection of professional electives.
To obtain a Professional Concentration in Structural Engineering, a student must choose required and professional electives in order to complete the following seven courses:
|CE420/520||Advanced Structural Analysis|
|CE415/515||Foundations, Stability, and Retaining Structures|
|CE441||Reinforced Concrete Design|
|And any two of the following:|
|CE401/501||Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures|
|CE411||Construction Materials Engineering|
|CE421/521||Composite Mechanics and Design|
|CE438/538||Finite Element Methods|
|CE544||Advanced Reinforced Concrete|
|or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair.|
It is of particular importance for transfer students to be aware of the sequence of prerequisite courses required to complete Steel and Concrete Design for the Structural Engineering concentration. This sequence consists of ES220, ES222, CE320, CE441 (Fall), CE442 (Spring) and requires five semesters if transfer students have not taken ES220 Statics before entering Clarkson. In special circumstances ES222 and CE320 can be taken concurrently.
By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in their major with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Structural Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.