Engineering and Management

Accelerate Your Career in Technology and Business

Clarkson is one of only a select number of universities in the nation to offer you the ability to pursue both engineering and business in one degree: engineering & management (E&M).

This unique program is ideal if you want to understand both the business and technology side of a company and aspire to be in leadership roles. As an E&M student, you’ll take classes in technology, science, engineering and business while also participating in hands-on projects, internships and co-ops, which all culminate in a knowledge base that will make you extremely marketable to employers.

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Early Decision deadline for Fall 2022 admission: December 1, 2021
Regular Decision deadline for Fall 2022 admission: January 15, 2022

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Today’s global marketplace requires individuals skilled in the integration of technology and business management. Our undergraduate bachelor’s degree program in Engineering & Management (E&M) offers expansive curriculum in both the engineering and business fields, providing a unique educational experience. 

Among those distinctive features is the requirement to participate in an international experience to gain the skills and culture sought by companies. At our Fall and Spring Career Fairs, there are 180+ companies, over half of which prefer to recruit Engineering & Management students.

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Engineering and Management Careers

With a Clarkson Engineering & Management bachelor’s degree, you will be prepared for a career in any of the following fields:

  • Applications Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Quality Systems Management
  • Consulting
  • Marketing and Technical Sales
  • Supply Chain Management

Many students have also chosen to continue on to graduate schools, such as University of California – Irvine, Bournemouth University, Carnegie Mellon and Clarkson’s own M.S. and Ph.D. programs including our unique Master’s of Science in Engineering Management.  Engineering & Management majors have been recruited by companies such as: Amazon, BAE Systems, Boston Organics, Eaton, Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Gap Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., IBM, Johnson Controls, Pratt & Whitney, Proctor & Gamble, Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric, Snap-on Tools, The Walt Disney Company, Veritas Prime, Viking Civies and Volvo Group North America. 

B.S. Curriculum

The engineering and management program consists of 32 credit hours in engineering and management, 31 credit hours in mathematics and science, 18 credit hours in electrical science, and 18 credit hours in other courses. 3 credit hours are in free electives.

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

  • FY100 First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Engineering and Management

  • EM120 Team-based Design & Innovation 
  • EM333 Elements of Operations Research 
  • EM121 Technological Entrepreneurship (2 credits)
  • EM380 Project Management 
  • EM205 Introduction to Financial & Managerial Accounting 
  • EM451 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise 
  • EM211 Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems 
  • EM432 Organizational Policy & Strategy
  • EM286 Organizational Behavior I 
  • EM456 Process Engineering & Design
  • EM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management 
 

Professional Experience

Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience: Internship, co-op, or directed research related to the student’s professional goals

Students must complete the following courses:

Mathematics/Statistics

  • MA131 Calculus I 

Chemistry/Physics

  • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • MA132 Calculus II 
  • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MA231 Calculus III 
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)
  • STAT383 Probability & Statistics 
 

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ES220 Statics 
  • ES340 Thermodynamics 
  • ES250 Electrical Science 
  • ES260 Materials Science & Engineering
  • ES330 Fluid Mechanics 
  • ES222 Strength of Materials

Students must complete the following courses:

  • COMM217 Introduction to Public Speaking 
  • LW270 Law & Society 
  • EC350 Economic Principles & Engineering Economics 
  • MK320 Principles of Marketing 
  • EE264 Introduction to Digital Design
  • IS110 Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • FN361 Financial Management 
 

Professional Elective

A professional elective in E&M is a 3-credit course (or equivalent) that predominantly covers engineering or engineering management knowledge. Examples of such courses include any sophomore-, junior- or senior-level course in engineering; any junior- or senior-level course in a topical knowledge area(s) in the Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge, 3rd edition, ASEM, 2013; or courses focused on information technology.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives

Students will have at least 15 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the Clarkson Common Experience requirements.

Free Electives

Students will have approximately 3 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

Internships & Co-ops

Engineering & Management majors have a variety of internship and co-op opportunities. A long list of companies recruit our Clarkson E&M students, and just a small portion of them are listed below:

  • 43North
  • Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Across the Nation
  • Delaware Engineering
PAR Government Systems Corp.
  • Advance Testing Co., Inc.
  • Dresser-Rand Group
Philips Healthcare
  • Amphenol RF
  • Fastenal
Procter & Gamble
  • AngioDynamics
  • Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
Remington Arms Company
  • BASF
  • GE (all divisions)
Seneca – An Arrow Company
  • BBL Construction Services
  • Hueber-Breuer Construction
Siemens Corp.
  • Berry Plastics 
  • Iberdrola USA
Target
  • BLM Construction
  • Indium Corporation
The Corradino Group
  • BorgWarner Morse TEC
  • Johnson & Johnson
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Carestream Health
  • Jabil Circuit, Inc.
Town of Niskayuna Engineering Dept.
  • CCL Industries
  • Jeffords Steel & Engineering Co.
US Army CLC
  • Clarkson University Facilities & Services
  • LaFata & Son, Inc.
  • Vermont Mechanical
  • Consigli Construction Co.
  • M+W Group
Waypoint Consulting
  • Constellation Brands
  • Mohawk Global Logistics
Wegmans
  • Custom Products, Inc.
  • National Grid
 
"I was always passionate about both engineering and business when I was in high school. I loved the strategy to business and the problem solving aspect of engineering, and I wanted to study both. When I came across Clarkson and the E&M program, I knew I'd found the right program for my passions. The way in which the University seamlessly combines engineering and business is truly special and unique. I know that when I graduate, I will have the skills to lead teams toward major goals and be able to talk to both engineers and executives in their languages. This ability — to be competent and fluent in both technical lexicon while understanding the needs of the business — is something you won't find in another program."
Matt Hawthorne Granby, CT
Matt Hawthorne
Granby, CT

The Engineering & Management Experience

As an E&M major, you’ll open yourself up to impactful experiences that are rarely found all together anywhere else.

You will…

  • Form a team with other business students and formulate a plan to start your own business during your first semester. Then you’ll pitch your business idea to real investors for real start-up money.
  • Run your business and earn the right to put acronyms like CEO, CFO and CMO after your name during your second semester.
  • Have an international experience, whether on a 2- to 3-week trip to places like Croatia, Argentina and Switzerland or for a semester at one of our 50+ study abroad partner universities in 27 countries.
  • Be able to take advantage of the incredible internship and co-op opportunities offered through partnerships at top companies such as BorgWarner Morse TEC, Estée Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, National Grid, Philips Healthcare, Procter & Gamble, Target and Whiting-Turner.
  • Take courses from a curriculum created in partnership with industry leaders, that prepares you for careers in fields such as supply chain management, consulting, manufacturing and production, project management, marketing and technical sales, quality systems management, entrepreneurship, applications engineering and construction management.
  • Set yourself up for success, with an average starting salary for E&M graduates in the Class of 2020 at nearly $64,000 and a 100% placement rate.