Today's global marketplace requires individuals skilled in the integration of technology and business management. Our undergraduate bachelor's degree program in Engineering & Management (E&M) offers expansive curriculum in both the engineering and business fields, providing a unique educational experience. 

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Among those distinctive features is the requirement to participate in an international experience to gain the skills and culture sought by companies. At our Fall and Spring Career Fairs, there are 180+ companies, over half of which prefer to recruit Engineering & Management students.

An interdisciplinary program offered by the Reh School of Business and the Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson's Engineering & Management major teaches critical competencies inspired by industry, including technical problem-solving skills, team building, effective communication, multitasking, critical thinking and cross-functional decision-making. Utilizing Clarkson’s core strengths of engineering principles and technical problem-solving, in conjunction with managerial decision-making, you receive a balanced education designed to transform you into future business and engineering leaders.

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Engineering and Management Careers

Clarkson University Class of 2020 100 percent placement rating

With a Clarkson Engineering & Management bachelor's degree, you will be prepared for a career in any of the following fields:

  • supply chain management
  • consulting
  • manufacturing and production
  • project management
  • marketing and technical sales
  • quality systems management
  • entrepreneurship
  • applications engineering
  • construction management

Students who graduated from our Class of 2019 Engineering & Management program had an average starting salary of over $61,400, with the highest starting salary at $100,000.

Engineering & Management majors have been recruited by companies such as: Amazon, BAE Systems, Boston Organics, Eaton, Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Gap Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., IBM, Johnson Controls, Pratt & Whitney, Proctor & Gamble, Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric, Snap-on Tools, The Walt Disney Company, Veritas Prime, Viking Civies and Volvo Group North America. 

Many students have also chosen to continue on to graduate schools, such as University of California - Irvine, Bournemouth University, Carnegie Mellon and Clarkson's own M.S. and Ph.D. programs including our unique Master's of Science in Engineering Management.  

Engineering and Management Curriculum & Academic Options

We differ from other undergraduate business disciplines because Engineering & Management majors take courses from faculty in the David D. Reh School of Business, the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences. You will be prepared for a wide range of career options within the rapidly changing technical and managerial aspects of any organization - ideal for those who desire breadth and flexibility in a career centered on leadership and technology.

    Major in Engineering and Management

    The Engineering & Management undergraduate bachelor's degree program has 117 program-specific credits out of 120 credits required for graduation. By the time you graduate from Clarkson, you will be ready to move into industry or graduate school with the ability to succeed in a diverse marketplace. Take courses such as:

    • Team-Based Design and Innovation
    • Technological Entrepreneurship
    • Invention Development and Protection
    • Database Design & Management
    • Supply Chain Environmental Management
    • Project Management
    • Process Engineering and Design
    • Management of Technology
    Engineering and Management Major Curriculum

    The engineering and management program consists of 32 credit hours in engineering and management, 31 credit hours in mathematics and science, 18 credit hours in engineering science, and 18 credit hours in other courses. 3 credit hours are in free electives.

    All courses are 3 credits unless noted.


    Clarkson Common Experience

    The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
    FY100 First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
    UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)


    Engineering and Management Core Requirements

    Students are required to complete the following courses:

    Engineering and Management

    • EM120 Team-based Design & Innovation 
    • EM121 Technological Entrepreneurship (2 credits)
    • EM205 Introduction to Financial & Managerial Accounting 
    • EM286 Organizational Behavior I
    • EM313 Professional Communication 
    • EM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management 
    • EM333 Elements of Operations Research 
    • EM380 Project Management 
    • EM451 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise 
    • EM432 Organizational Policy & Strategy
    • EM456 Process Engineering & Design


    Professional Experience

    Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
    Internship, co-op, or directed research related to the student's professional goals


    Math and Science Courses for Engineering and Management

    Students must complete the following courses:


    • MA131 Calculus I 
    • MA132 Calculus II 
    • MA231 Calculus III 
    • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations
    • STAT383 Probability & Statistics 


    • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
    • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
    • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
    • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)


    Engineering Science Courses for Engineering and Management

    Students must complete the following courses:

    • ES220 Statics 
    • ES250 Electrical Science 
    • ES330 Fluid Mechanics 
    • ES340 Thermodynamics

    Students must choose one of the following courses:

    • ES222 Strength of Materials
    • ES260 Materials Science & Engineering
    • EE264 Digital Design


    Business Courses for Engineering and Management

    Students must complete the following courses:

    • COMM217 Introduction to Public Speaking 
    • EC350 Economic Principles & Engineering Economics 
    • FN361 Financial Management
    • IS110 Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
    • LW270 Law & Society 
    • MK320 Principles of Marketing 


    Professional Elective

    A professional elective in E&M is a 3-credit course (or equivalent) that predominantly covers engineering or engineering management knowledge. Examples of such courses include any sophomore-, junior- or senior-level course in engineering; any junior- or senior-level course in a topical knowledge area(s) in the Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge, 3rd edition, ASEM, 2013; or courses focused on information technology.

    Knowledge Area/University Course Electives

    Students will have at least 15 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the Clarkson Common Experience requirements.

    Free Electives

    Students will have approximately 3 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

    Relevant Minors & Concentrations

    Engineering & Management majors can take advantage of related minors, concentrations and tracks offered both by the Engineering & Management program and Clarkson. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks. 

    All Clarkson Minors, Concentrations and Tracks

    Global Supply Chain Management Concentration

    Potential Careers: Procurement, Logistician, Warehouse Manager, ERP Systems Integrator, Transportation, Materials Handling

    To complete a concentration in Global Supply Chain Management, students must complete five (5) three-credit courses as described below:

    Required classes:

    • EM341* Supply Chain Design and Management (Spring)
    • EM381* Logistics Management (Spring)
    • EM371* Strategic Sourcing (Fall)

    Choose TWO (2) of the following:

    • EM451 Quality Management and Lean Enterprise (Fall and Spring)
    • OS466 Negotiations and Relationship Management (Fall and Spring)
    • IS428 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management (Fall and Spring

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    Quality-Based Project Management Minor

    Quality-based project management is a field that entails managing people, resources and budgets to ensure that projects are completed on-time, on-budget and within performance.

    This minor is available to all undergraduate students and is intended for students who want to prepare themselves for potential careers in project-centered work. This is the most popular minor in the School of Business and draws students from the School of Engineering, the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Business. Students with this minor can pursue jobs in construction management, contract administration and cost engineering, to name a few.

    All courses are 3 credits unless noted.


    Your Future

    A unique benefit of this minor is that students can pursue certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI) ™ after completing the requirements of minor. PMI’s Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) ® is considered the pathway to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification that is rapidly emerging as one of the fastest growing professional certifications in many industries and career areas.

    Additionally, certain students may opt to sit for the American Society for Quality’s “Certified Quality Improvement Associate” exam since the Quality Management course covers the body of knowledge for that particular certification. Students who pursue the minor are under no obligation to sit for the CAPM ® or CQIA ®, which require an application and separate fee, completed and paid for by the student.


    Quality-Based Project Management Minor

    Clarkson University offers a Minor in Quality-Based Project Management, a field that entails managing people, resources, and budgets to ensure projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and within performance.  
    The minor is:

    • Open to all students in all majors and is useful for engineers, science and business majors.  
    • An opportunity for students to pursue certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI), a great resume item and source of value recognized by employers.
    • An opportunity for certain students to sit for the American Society for Quality’s 
      “Certified Quality Improvement Associate” exam.


    Quality-Based Project Management Minor Core I

    Students must take the following courses:

    • OM/EM380 Project Management 
    • OM/EM451 Quality Management and Lean Enterprise 

    Students must take one of the following courses:

    • OM/EM484 Advanced Project Management 
    • EM482 Systems Engineering and Management


    Quality-Based Project Management Minor Core II

    Students must complete one of the following options:

    Option 1

    • OS/EM286 Organizational Behavior 
    • OS352 Strategic Human Resource Management 

    Option 2

    • OS/EM286 Organizational Behavior 
    • OS466 Negotiations and Relationship Management 

    Option 3

    • OM/EM331 Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • OM/EM476 Management of Technology
    • or EM482 Systems Engineering and Management
    • or EM/OM484 Advanced Project Management , whichever is not selected in Core I


    Construction Management track

    Potential Construction Management Careers: Estimator, Assistant Project Manager, Scheduler, Expediter, Auditor

    To complete a track in Construction Management for Engineering and Management, students must complete five (5) three-credit courses as described below.

    Required Classes:

    • EM380 Project Management (Corequisite: STAT383)
    • ES222* Strength of Materials

    One of the following classes:

    • EHS309 Industrial Hygiene
    • EHS330+ Safety Analysis - Environment, Health and Safety Assessment

    Two of the following classes:

    • CE305* Construction Planning and Management
    • CE406* Construction Engineering
    • CE407* Introduction to Construction Estimating and Scheduling
    • CE408* BIM and IPD (Building Information Management and Integrated Project Management)
    • CE409* Fundamentals of Building Systems (Spring)
    • CE410* Sustainable Infrastructure and Building (Fall)
    • CE411* Construction Materials Engineering

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    Our Student Success

    97% Class of 2020 Total Undergraduate Placement
    75% Employed
    17% Continuing Ed
    5% Alternative
    Top Employers

    Global Foundries • LC Drives • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic

    $64,384 Starting Salary

    For the Class of 2020

    Top Grad Schools

    Cornell University • Duke University • MIT • Purdue University • Clarkson University • New York University • Michigan State University • Northeastern University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Pratt Institute • Lehigh University • Syracuse University • Temple University • SUNY Upstate Medical University

    Internships & Co-ops

    Engineering & Management majors have a variety of internship and co-op opportunities. A long list of companies recruit our Clarkson E&M students, and just a small portion of them are listed below:

    Internships & Co-ops
    • 43North
    • Across the Nation
    • Advance Testing Co., Inc.
    • Amphenol RF
    • AngioDynamics
    • BASF
    • BBL Construction Services
    • Berry Plastics 
    • BLM Construction
    • BorgWarner Morse TEC
    • Carestream Health
    • CCL Industries
    • Clarkson University Facilities & Services
    • Consigli Construction Co.
    • Constellation Brands
    • Custom Products, Inc.
    • Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • Delaware Engineering
    • Dresser-Rand Group
    • Fastenal
    • Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
    • GE (all divisions)
    • Hueber-Breuer Construction
    • Iberdrola USA
    • Indium Corporation
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    • Jeffords Steel & Engineering Co.
    • LaFata & Son, Inc.
    • M+W Group
    • Mohawk Global Logistics
    • National Grid
    • Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
    • PAR Government Systems Corp.
    • Philips Healthcare
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Remington Arms Company
    • Seneca - An Arrow Company
    • Siemens Corp.
    • Target
    • The Corradino Group
    • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
    • Town of Niskayuna Engineering Dept.
    • US Army CLC
    • Vermont Mechanical
    • Waypoint Consulting
    • Wegmans

    Student Clubs & Teams

    Business & Engineering Student Clubs

    E&M students can get involved outside the classroom through over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, including several related to business and engineering. These include:

    • Alpha Pi Mu - Industrial Engineering Honor Society
    • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    • Associated General Contractors
    • Clarkson Innovation Network (CIN)
    • Clarkson Strategic Investment Group
    • Model UN
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    • Society of Human Resource Management
    • Society of Professional Women 
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • Student Association for Engineering Management
    • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
    Engineering Project Teams & Resources

    For those E&M students looking for hands-on engineering experience, we offer our SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design) teams, Any major can join any of our 12 SPEED teams, with engineering and management students getting involved in teams like Baja SAE, SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge and Steel Bridge. 

    The Student Prototyping Machine Shop is a fully equipped engineering machine shop for student use. Manual lathes and mills, an extensive welding lab, water jet cutting, as well as computer driven machining centers are provided for students to use for research and engineering competitions. Multidisciplinary Project Team Undergraduate Courses (MT Courses) are offered to all students who are interested in learning everything from basic shop skills, lathes, milling, welding, MasterCam and CNC Machining. Students also use the Innovation Hub, a University-wide resource hosted by Clarkson Ignite, to hone their skills and ideas using state-of-the-art technology.

    Business & Engineering Undergraduate Research

    Director of Clarkson's undergraduate Engineering & Management (E&M) Program Michelle Crimi works in her lab with students

    Engineering & Management majors benefit from having a wide variety of research projects consistently being pursued by faculty and graduate students from both the Coulter School of Engineering and the Reh School of Business. Any undergraduate student looking to have a research experience has the opportunity to do so. Engineering & Management faculty have a wide range of research interests, including:

    • Design and management of performance improvement initiatives for product development, manufacturing, construction and service (healthcare) environments

    • Lean Systems Engineering: Lean product development, Lean for Healthcare, Lean for Sustainability, and Lean Manufacturing

    • Development of in situ remediation technologies for treating contaminated groundwater (PFAS)

    • Leveraging technology advancements to improve the supply chain of electricity while keeping the resiliency and security of smart grid operations

    • Extending operations research methodologies to address practical problems in supply chain management, planning, and scheduling


    The Undergraduate Engineering and Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,,  and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)Read more to access enrollment and graduation data.

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