Clarkson's MS in Mechanical Engineering based at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY, offers flexible options to suit the needs of working professionals.

This flexible program is designed for those who are seeking:

  • Relevant courses and projects with exposure to experts in areas of interest.
  • Advancement both in their knowledge and careers.
  • The ability to apply the latest technologies in growing industries in the region and around the world.

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.

The MS in Mechanical Engineering for working professionals delivers curriculum to expand your understanding of areas such as solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, materials and energy systems and advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies and product design evolution. You'll also learn how to put your knowledge to work so you can make an immediate and long-term impact in your field.

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Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

With evening courses and part-time study, Clarkson offers only engineering program in the Capital Region designed for working professionals. You’ll learn and network with other engineers advancing their knowledge and leadership. Coursework is also well-matched to recent graduates who want to benefit from learning alongside experienced professionals.

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.

Program Length:

  • The master's in mechanical engineering program at the Capital Region Campus consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours. 
  • Full time students: 1.5 – 2 years
  • Part time students: 2.5 – 3 years

Mechanical Engineering MS Degree Requirements

Our advisors work closely with students to understand their career goals and develop study plans that enable them to advance. Each student program will include a minimum of 10 graduate courses and an MS graduate project in mechanical engineering (total 30 credits).

Required Courses

  • Elasticity (ME500)
  • Transport Phenomena (ME501)
  • Engineering Analysis (ME502)
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials (ME506)
  • Fracture Mechanics (ME508)
  • Processing and Selection of Engineering Materials (ME513)
  • Current Approach to Fatigue in Design (ME509)
  • Finite Element Methods in Engineering (ME516)
  • Advanced Dynamics (ME510)
  • Vibrations of Discrete Systems (ME512)
  • Engineering Optimization (ME561)
  • Composites (ME562)
  • Dynamics of a Viscous Fluid (ME563)
  • Compressible Fluid Flow (ME564)
  • Combustion Fundamentals (ME565)
  • Fluid Dynamics of Turbo Machinery (ME566)
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics (ME572)
  • Flow and Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems (ME573)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (ME574)
  • Thermodynamic Analysis (ME567)
  • Thermal Energy Processes (ME568)
  • Conduction Heat Transfer (ME569)
  • Superconductivity (ME570)
  • Convection Heat Transfer (ME571)
  • Principles of Thermal Systems (ME584)
  • Linear Control Systems (ME560)
  • Engineering Statistics (ME577)
  • Motor Acoustics (ME579)
  • Welding (ME586)
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology (ME575)
  • Fuel Cell Science and Hydrogen Engineering (ME581)
  • Photovoltaic Engineering (ME582)
  • Turbine Engineering (ME583)
  • Solar Energy Engineering (ME587)
  • Wind Energy Engineering (ME588)
  • Synchronous Generator Engineering (ME589)
  • Disruptive Technology (ME600, elective only)
  • Sustainability (ME601, elective only)
  • Sample Electives:
    • BOE 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615
    • Global Supply Chain Management (OM607)
    • Leadership and Organizational Behavior (OS603)

Admission Requirements

A complete application for the MS in Electrical Engineering consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
    • Not required.
  • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required.
    • Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80) and TOEFL Essentials (8.5), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115).

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Costs & Scholarships

Tuition Costs & Fees

The cost per credit hour for the Electrical Engineering MS is $1,533. 

Additional Fees

A Graduate Non-Residential Resource Fee of $75 per term covers operations for access to computing lab and online resources related to software, webinars, etc. This includes guest speakers and lecturers, the learning management system, Echo 360 for asynchronous learning sessions, voice thread and other online related services, library and database access, and free transcripts for life. 

There is also a Graduate Non-Residential Program CUGSA (Graduate Student Association) Activity Fee of $10. 


Merit-Based Scholarships
Every applicant is evaluated for scholarships at the time of acceptance and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Amounts are awarded in accordance with a student’s academic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, professional work experience and resume.

Employee Reimbursement
Many organizations cover some or all of their employee’s tuition costs. Learn more about reimbursement programs by contacting us or your Human Resources department.

Financial Assistance
You can finance your graduate academic study through federal loans, including:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Federal Direct Loan Application
  • Graduate Student Federal Direct PLUS Loan Application
  • Alternative Student Loans

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For more information about this program, contact:

Graduate Admissions Team

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