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Automotive Engineering

Graduate Studies

Pioneering Achievements

The first graduate-level Automotive Engineering program in the US. The first Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering ever bestowed. The first female Ph.D. graduate of Automotive Engineering in the U.S. And now one of the first Automotive Engineering Undergraduate Degrees in the country. Founded in 2007, we pioneered programs like this, and every year 200+ graduate students, undergraduate certificate students, and now Bachelor of Science students can be found conducting research at our world-class facilities at the CU-ICAR campus, as well as taking coursework here and main campus Clemson.

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Advanced Degrees

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M.S. Program

Students pursuing a Master of Science in Automotive Engineering degree will participate in an internship lasting at least 6 months in industry or with Deep Orange.

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Ph.D. Program

Students pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy can pursue one of 5 common research areas to focus their dissertation. A B.S. to Ph.D. entry is possible.

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M.S. Online Program

The online Master of Science offers asynchronous delivery of content for all coursework for flexibility. The option of an internship or thesis is available.

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Professional Certificate

Advance your career by earning a graduate certificate in automotive engineering at Clemson University. Whether a recent university graduate or an industry veteran, earning a certificate in automotive engineering increases your competitiveness, enhances your performance, and helps equip you for the ever-changing nature of the industry. This certificate is a specialized graduate-level credential reflecting knowledge of the most up-to-date research in the field.

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Combined B.S. and M.S.

Automotive engineering undergraduates at Clemson University may begin a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program while completing their Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The B.S./M.S. program in Automotive Engineering provides eligible undergraduate students (3.4 GPA or higher) with the opportunity to get a head-start on graduate studies by allowing them to use a limited number of graduate courses to satisfy requirements for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.