Earn Your Master's in Engineering Management

Engineering Management Program

Clarkson students are meeting marketplace demands for innovative engineers and technical professionals through the MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree.

By focusing on professional education, Clarkson University has a long-standing tradition of developing advanced engineering, manufacturing and technological skills. In conjunction with industry partners United Technologies, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Turner Construction, Urban Engineers and others, Clarkson designed a truly interdisciplinary program spanning the boundaries of engineering and business specifically for technically focused organizations. Our partnerships ensure that this program meets the demanding and evolving needs of the engineering industry. 

Re-engineered to address complex management and leadership issues in the technical environment, the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program emphasizes a curriculum focused on providing you with the unique skill set needed to lead in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The MSEM degree is an applied program that utilizes a blended learning, cohort-based model to immerse you in a true learning community. This model leverages the combined experience of the group, creating an environment where you learn through collaboration and sustained discourse and allowing you to apply what you have learned in real time.

Flexible Online and In-Person Hybrid

The Clarkson MSEM program combines limited on-site classes in either Beacon, New York, or New York City, with synchronous online learning. Five residential weekends in NYC are spread across the 2 years.

The on-site portion of the program allows participating students to meet faculty as well as their peers and develop the rapport necessary for success in an online setting. The MSEM program brings together natural problem solvers to learn from each other and how to apply that knowledge to their companies.

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Learning Experience

By using a hybrid model of education, the Clarkson MSEM degree combines limited on-site classes in either Beacon, New York, or New York City, with synchronous online learning. Adult education is predicated on the sharing and questioning of ideas and theories to mold new best practices. The on-site portion of the program allows participating students to meet faculty as well as their peers and develop the rapport necessary for success in an online setting. The synchronous class sessions provide the platform from which participants can leverage the diversity, experience and expertise at the heart of the MS in Engineering Management program. This creates a true online learning community, built on the principles of collaboration and problem-solving.

Corporate Partnerships & Participating Companies

IBM, Turner Construction, United Technologies Corporation, Urban Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers help shape the program to ensure it meets the specific needs of industry leaders now and in the future. It’s a successful formula for companies and students. As their capstone project, Clarkson MSEM students take what they’ve learned and apply it to a project developed in conjunction with their companies.

  • Amphenol Aerospace
  • ATMI Inc.
  • Blodgett
  • CA Technologies
  • Central Hudson Gas &
  • Electric
  • CHA Consulting, Inc.
  • Chrysler Automotive
  • Constellation Energy
  • Dealertrack Technologies
  • Dewberry
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Dynapower Corporation
  • Eaton
  • Environment One Corp.
  • General Motors
  • GHD
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intertek
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lane Construction Corp.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McLaren Engineering Group
  • National Grid
  • Nova Bus
  • PAR Technology
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Selux Corporation
  • TIMET Corporation
  • Turner Construction
  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • U.W. Marx Construction
  • Xylem
"When choosing a graduate program, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just a number in another big school. Clarkson considers their students as family. Each of us got the attention we needed to prosper. The staff truly cares about their students’ futures. They worked hard to help us succeed."
David Vito Imbrogno Jr. '17,​
MS in Engineering Management​

Clarkson’s MSEM program boasts a curriculum engineered to address critical areas along the value chain including cost management, project management, sustainability and quality management for technically focused or engineering-based organizations. This gives Clarkson graduates a robust body of knowledge directly applicable to core job functions. Expert faculty and experienced members of industry focus on critical analyses of issues that matter in a technical environment. Electives can be combined for concentrations in data analytics, construction engineering management, artificial intelligence and manufacturing operations. 

Core Courses (7 Courses, 21 Credits):

  • Financial Analysis & Cost Management
  • Decision Analysis & Risk Management
  • Operations Strategy & International Competitiveness
  • Strategic Project Management 
  • Leadership & Management in Engineering Organizations
  • Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • Capstone Project
    Students also complete a final (or capstone) project demonstrating newfound knowledge and skills, as well as their ability to address the challenges faced by their company or a specific industry.

Electives (3 Courses, 9 Credits):

Combine For Analytics Focus

  • Database Modeling, Design & Implementation
  • Information Visualization
  • Big Data Processing & Cloud Services
  • Data Warehousing
  • Applied Data Analytics

Combine For Construction Management Focus

  • Advanced Construction Engineering
  • Sustainable Infrastructure & Building
  • Special Topics in Construction Engineering Management

Combine For Operations Focus

  • Quality Management & Process Improvement 
  • Operations Management & Factory Physics
  • Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Law for Engineers
  • Enterprise Sustainability

Combine for Artificial Intelligence Focus

  • Artificial Intelligence in Engineering
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Deep Learning

Merit-Based Scholarships

Every applicant is evaluated for scholarships at the time of acceptance and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Amounts are awarded in accordance with a student’s academic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, professional work experience and resume.

Employee Reimbursement

Many organizations cover some or all of their employee’s tuition costs. Learn more about reimbursement programs by contacting us or your Human Resources department.

Financial Assistance

You can finance your graduate academic study through federal loans, including:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Federal Direct Loan Application
  • Graduate Student Federal Direct PLUS Loan Application

The 2023-24 academic year tuition rate for the Engineering Management program is $995 per credit hour.

We offer rolling admissions so you can apply and start your Master of Science in Engineering Management when you’re ready. We’ve designed Clarkson’s graduate application to be simple. 

A complete application file includes:

  • Completed online application.
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended.
  • 2 letters of reference.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.

Visit https://gradapp.clarkson.edu/apply/ to apply.

About the School - Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries is the Hudson Valley campus of Clarkson University, with administrative headquarters and a state-of-the-art educational facility on Dennings Point, Beacon, NY.

The Institute’s mission is to ignite citizen science, user-inspired R&D and education through collaboration and creative innovation, inspiring sustainable solutions for estuary and freshwater ecosystems throughout the Hudson Valley and across New York State.

Have a Question About Our Engineering Programs? Contact Us!

Laura Hopper
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
lhopper@clarkson.edu  |  518-631-9850

Office of Graduate Admissions
Clarkson University
graduate@clarkson.edu  |  518-631-9831