Four credits of project work (ME616 Special Projects) with a Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering faculty advisor. All students must complete a project and are required to present it orally. A written report approved by the chair of the graduate committee is required. With the faculty advisor’s approval, students enrolled in industry-sponsored distance learning programs may accomplish 7 credits of project work and 21 credits of course work.
Thirty credit hours minimum
Minimum of six credit hours of thesis that counts toward the degree
Minimum of 20 credit hours of course and seminar work
Twenty credit hours earned in residence
All students must complete a thesis and defend it orally to a committee consisting of a minimum of three Clarkson faculty members. Exceptional students may be invited to proceed directly to the PhD; such students will be awarded the MS upon completing 40 credit hours and finishing the doctoral candidacy procedure (qualifying exam and proposal defense) with a superior grade.
Those students who are not fully prepared to pursue graduate work in engineering may be required to take additional coursework for which graduate credit will not be given.