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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.

Strategically Located at CU-ICAR

Two students working inside of test car.Located 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.

CU-ICAR campusThe Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC) is situated amongst the broader CU-ICAR campus. The Center 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. By studying on the CU-ICAR campus these students have the opportunity to use world-class facilities and 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

Group Tour Information

While we accommodate as many requests as we can, our staff, unfortunately, cannot offer tours to individuals who are not prospective/accepted students, Clemson employees or industry. For group visits, we require 4 weeks advance notice in order to arrange staff support and ensure we can schedule around conflicting events.

Due to safety concerns, the confidentiality of many of our ongoing research projects, and so as to not disturb the academic environment for our students, we do not accept drop-in arrivals. Thank you for your understanding.

To take a virtual tour or learn more about the campus, visit the CU-ICAR site. To request a tour, please complete our Tour Request Form.

Industry Members

For members of the industry who would like to tour the Greenville campus, please contact Rob Krulac at or (864) 283-7126, OR fill out the tour request form, and a staff member will be in touch shortly.

K-12 Outreach

We host a number of K-12 targeted events throughout the year. To be notified of these opportunities please join our mailing list.