Building Beyond Old Boundaries

Engineering has moved past the departmental walls that once defined it. Professor Kevin Fite's research

Engineers of all stripes must know how to meet increasingly complex demands. We cannot build a better future conforming to old limits — or any limits. This is why the Coulter School at Clarkson is truly interdisciplinary, and why our graduates possess both specialized and diversified knowledge.

That’s only one reason our graduates are in demand everywhere.

Another reason: They’re hard core. There are no empty engineering labs on the Clarkson campus. Late nights. Early mornings. Hard work. Big payoff. And the lights are always on.

Another reason: the work itself. We follow a simple motto: technology serving humanity. That opens a lot of doors — including the door to the future you want.


Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The reactions and substances ubiquitous in modern society — from petroleum to penicillin, from bread to beer — are the result of chemical and biomolecular engineering. This is where you learn to design processes resulting in biosensors, pollution controls, graphene and the material that will render it obsolete. You’ll also learn to collaborate with peers who can help turn your ideas into tomorrow’s necessities.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Build infrastructure — from bridges to water purification plants — and build systems that preserve ecological health and filter pollution. Here, you’ll learn the latest on construction and treatment strategies. You’ll also develop a working knowledge of sustainable practices and how to use them in future projects.

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Here, you’ll develop tomorrow’s technologies. Nanoscale computer circuits. Megawatt-scale power stations. Robotics. You’ll build the systems that society needs. You’ll also work on all aspects of computer hardware, software and the interface between the two. You’ll create information systems. The power is in your hands.

Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Make things that move: gears, engines, prostheses, vehicles that move through water, air and space. This is home to the science of biomechanics. Machine design, manufacturing, fluid and thermal sciences. This is where dreams come to take flight. Propulsion. Aerodynamics. High-speed trains. If you can imagine it, we’ll teach you how to get it off the ground.

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