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.

The objective of the Clarkson Mechanical Engineering program is to expand your understanding and application of solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, materials and energy systems and advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies and product design evolution. As a student, we encourage you to consider MBA electives and non-technical courses to integrate business skills that complement your technical expertise.

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


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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Degrees at the Potsdam Campus

MS in Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

The master's in mechanical engineering programs consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students complete the Potsdam-based MS program in one to five years. 

Students interested in the following should explore our Main Campus MS:

  • Research Facilities
  • Research/Teaching Assistantships
  • On-site Laboratories
  • Faculty Mentor Programs
  • Full Scholarships

Mechanical Engineering MS Curriculum


PhD in Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

We also offer a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Potsdam campus for those who wish to pursue and further their knowledge in this subject.

Mechanical Engineering PhD Curriculum

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Mechanical Engineering, MS, at the Capital Region Campus

MS in Mechanical Engineering

The master's in mechanical engineering program at the Capital Region Campus consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours.  Students typically complete the MS at the Capital Region Campus in one and a half to two years, full-time, or in two and a half to three years, part-time.

The Clarkson University Capital Region Campus (CRC) in Schenectady, NY is a satellite campus for Clarkson University.  The CRC caters to the working engineering professional, offering:

  • Evening On-site Courses
  • A Professional Setting
  • Outstanding Faculty who are adjuncts and professionals from within industry
  • Merit Scholarships

Mechanical Engineering MS Curriculum

Hear from an Alumni of the CRC-Based Program
"The more abstract problem-solving processes have made me a better engineer. Thinking through problems logically and applying thoughts rationally affords me more confidence when identifying paths forward for difficulties I face in my day-to-day work."

Alicia Stanton ’19, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Drug Product Engineer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Admission Requirements

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Prerequisites: Students must have a BS in engineering or equivalent field. Applications from students from other disciplines will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students who are not fully prepared to pursue graduate work in mechanical engineering may be required to take additional courses for which graduate credit will not be given. 

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • Application form.
  • Resume and statement of purpose.
  • Letters of recommendation — three letters required.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).

*GRE is waived for Clarkson graduates. GRE scores may also not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets. The GRE is not required for applicants to the Capital Region Campus MS program.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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To learn more about the program, contact:

Capital Region Campus Department of Engineering

If you are ready to apply, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions

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