Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering

Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering

Highest-Impact Engineering

At the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, we recognize that engineers don’t work in isolation. That is why our education goes well beyond the technical strengths of our ABET-accredited programs: through research, industry-sponsored design projects and more co-curricular activities, students pursue their passions and develop the knowledge, skills and mindset that lead to an impactful career.

Industry-Focused Engineering Education

Engineering forms Clarkson University’s foundation — from our origins to hands-on, problem-solving and solutions-based education. Our approach produces in-demand graduates ready to make an impact from their first day on the job and drive innovation.

We continue to look forward and keep pace with industry needs and technical skills. A Clarkson engineering education not only emphasizes fundamentals and specialized skills but introduces all the practical, business and economic aspects of the field and allows students to personalize their education through co-curricular activities, Professional Experiences and industry-relevant credentials.

Input From Industry Experts

All Coulter School of Engineering programs have industry advisory councils. As a result, our undergraduate and graduate degrees reflect the latest industry trends in terms of technical competencies and expose students to essential business, project management, interpersonal and communication skills.

Professional Experiences

Clarkson is a community of motivated doers ready to apply their knowledge to new challenges and uncover innovative solutions. Required for all engineering students, Professional Experiences highlight what they’re learning in the real world and showcase engineering as an essential problem-solving tool. Students further benefit from our school’s close relationship with the Parker Career Center in finding internship placements.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

See engineering concepts in action through team-based research and design projects and co-curricular learning opportunities intended to develop industry-relevant knowledge in the areas of project leadership, the latest cutting-edge technologies and engineering business.


Through guidance from academic and career advisors, get the most out of your education and accelerate your personal and professional success. This, plus our approach to engineering education, is why close to 200 companies come to campus to recruit our students.

Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Four departments house nine ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degree programs. If you haven't decided which degree program is right for you, start with our Engineering Studies Program, designed to point undecided students toward a discipline-specific engineering major. At Clarkson, students may pursue double majors, minors, concentrations and tracks. Then, roll up your sleeves to devise innovative solutions and see what you'll do in the field through internships and co-ops.

Industry-Relevant Credentials

Engineers are lifelong learners, expanding their knowledge base to drive advancement, get familiar with current and emerging technologies and explore new applications of their skills. Geared toward current Clarkson students, alumni and working professionals, our Industry-Relevant Credentials serve two purposes. Current Clarkson students can personalize their degrees and highlight their skills with an industry-respected certification badge. Alumni and working professionals have the opportunity to upgrade their skills as industries, technologies and applications evolve. 

Learn More about Industry-Relevant Credentials

In order for innovation to flourish, you have to create an environment where people feel empowered, where they can express ideas and have the freedom to move fast.

Ken Solinsky '71


Across all departments, we promote an inclusive environment that encourages collaborative student work, great student-faculty interactions, engagement with engineering and manufacturing professionals through site visits and field trips and community outreach that embraces "Technology Serving Humanity" by listening to the customer in order to give them better solutions.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are committed to teaching, scholarship and research. Our faculty are experts in what they do, and they engage our students in the pursuit of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Learning by Doing

Applications of engineering principles begin in the classroom, extend through research opportunities on campus and beyond and pave the way toward entering or advancing in the global workforce. Learn more about the hands-on opportunities available to engineering students:


Access real-world, cutting-edge research opportunities as an undergraduate student at Clarkson. Many of our faculty members open their labs and sponsored research projects to those interested in learning and contributing. Our graduate students, meanwhile, guide new developments with faculty and through their theses projects.


Here at Clarkson, our competitive student teams come together under a unifying department – SPEED, which stands for Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design.

Whether you’re interested in race cars or robotics, bridge design or aeronautics, joining a SPEED team gives you the competitive edge for your future career. Teams compete in national and international collegiate competitions, giving students hands-on, collaborative experience. Every engineering student can find and join a team (or two) that interests them.

Service Learning

We see engineering as a tool designed to transform and advance the world. Our students meet the challenge by devising sustainable solutions in their respective disciplines and by participating in K-12 outreach organizations, such as the Clarkson chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, which conducts a Micro RC Fly-In for local high school students.



Our programs educate students for this work environment. That is why so many companies recruit at Clarkson and why so many of our alumni are incredibly successful.

William D. Jemison, Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering

Facts & Stats

$17 Million

In Research Dollars

brought in annually by faculty.

99% Total Undergraduate Placement | Clarkson Class of 2023

Engineering students have internships and/or co-ops at top companies across the nation. More than 200 companies come to campus to recruit students. Most students secure an offer before graduation.

26 Goldwater Scholars

In the past 20 years, 26 Clarkson students have been named Goldwater Scholars — a rate among the highest in the country. Students who win Goldwaters typically go on to the best graduate schools in the country.

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ABET (Accreditation)

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

Clarkson University's undergraduate aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and software engineering programs and undergraduate engineering and management program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Read more on Engineering Program Objectives.

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