Location: Capital Region, Potsdam Delivery Method: Online, Onsite

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 both a ME degree* and MS degree** in mechanical engineering.

*Offered in Potsdam, N.Y., only. **Offered both at the Capital Region Campus and in Potsdam, N.Y. Capital Region courses typically take place in the evening, while courses in Potsdam are typically held during the day.


Master's in Mechanical Engineering

The master's in mechanical engineering programs consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Specific requirements vary by campus and program. Please view the curriculum section for more details. Students complete the Potsdam-based ME and MS programs in one to five years. 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.

Mechanical Engineering M.S./M.E. Curriculum


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

We also offer a PhD in mechanical engineering for those who wish to pursue and further their knowledge in this subject.

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Curriculum

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General Admission Requirements

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. Admission to the ME program will be given only after the required prerequisite coursework has been completed.

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.

Contact Us

To learn more about the program, contact

Capital Region Campus
Bob Kozik
Associate Dean, School of Engineering

If you are ready to apply, contact

Graduate Admissions Team

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