Mechanical engineers make an impact in almost every aspect of modern society due to the vital roles they play in the design and production of material goods.

Clarkson offers areas of study in machine design, robotics, manufacturing processes, thermodynamics, fluid flow, composite materials and much more. You can study anything from biomechanics and assistive technologies for people with disabilities to automation and robotics systems. You can even learn about the design of ships, submarines, aircraft and spacecraft.

As a graduate, you leave Clarkson with the ability to apply principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems. Clarkson prepares you for a successful career in either academia as a professor or researcher or in industry as an engineer or manager.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in mechanical engineering can lead to first-time career areas such as

  • robotics
  • tech sales
  • mechanical engineering
  • project engineering
  • process engineering

This degree will also prepare you for successful entry into graduate work if you wish to take that route. By applying the larger problem-solving skill sets developed at Clarkson, alumni go on to leadership positions across many different industry sectors.

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The Mechanical engineering program consists of 73 credit hours out of 120 credit hours in a Bachelors degree. Those 73 credit hours in mechanical engineering include classes in applied physics, applied mathematics, engineering science and mechanical engineering. Take courses such as :

  • Thermodynamic System Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Design of Propulsion Systems
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Integrated Design I & II
  • Welding Metallurgy

Mechanical Engineering Major Curriculum

Minors & Concentrations

Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors and concentrations to complement your mechanical engineering degree.

Clarkson Minors & Concentrations

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

Research experience for undergraduates (paid summer internships) includes that funded by the National Science Foundation or other government agency or foundation.

Work with faculty in their laboratory to gain experience in areas of interest to you that goes beyond the subjects required.

There are directed and independent study courses, including research courses, that provide you with opportunities to pursue your own interests while being mentored by an interested faculty member.

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

Twice a year, over 100 employers come to campus to recruit undergraduates for internships and co-ops at career days. A degree in mechanical engineering is in demand by a large number of these companies. You will have the ability to meet with many of them over your years at Clarkson.

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