A degree in mechanical engineering can lead to first-time career areas such as
- 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.
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
- Design of Propulsion Systems
- Computer Aided Engineering
- Integrated Design I & II
- Welding Metallurgy
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.