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Graduate Program Dedicated to Automotive Engineering

Students in frame of carOver 200 students are pursuing graduate degrees in automotive engineering. Our diverse student body shares two things – a hunger for knowledge and a passion for the car.

Thanks to the work of our world-class faculty, our students learn in a distinctive research-and-educational program that focuses on the vehicle and its infrastructure from a systems integration perspective. We devote our entire program to the discipline of automotive engineering. This focus sets us apart and gives our students remarkable opportunities. It’s one of the reasons that over 99 percent of alumni are using their degrees in either the automotive industry or academia.

Two students working inside of test car.We are located in the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC) at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, South Carolina. CGEC is a state-of-the-art building equipped with full-scale vehicle testing equipment. Coupled with the services of our highly-skilled technical staff, the facilities are like a wonderland for bright, inquisitive students.

Please browse the site to learn more about our academic program, opportunities for students, unique location, and research.

Strategically Located at CU-ICAR

CU-ICAR campusLocated in Greenville, South Carolina, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is an advanced-technology research campus where academia, industry, and government organizations come together to shape the future of the automotive industry.

Students located at CU-ICAR are pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Automotive Engineering. By studying on the CU-ICAR campus these students have the opportunity to use world-class facilities and to interact with automotive industry professionals.

CU-ICAR is also home to the AVX Laboratory, which was unveiled in 2019, and is the current home of Deep Orange - an internship program within the M.S. in Automotive Engineering. Other industry partners are also located at CU-ICAR, including the BMW IT Research Center, JTEKT/Koyo, and numerous other businesses within the Center for Emerging TechnologiesTo take a virtual tour or learn more about the campus, visit the CU-ICAR site.