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Engineer working with robotic arm.
Department of Mechanical Engineering


Student Opportunities

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to supporting the success of our students. From academic advising to student opportunities, we provide many experiential learning opportunities to prepare for a career or graduate study. Options include visiting NASA to launch a rocket or join in their Micro-g NExT Challenge, study abroad to work on vehicle dynamics, and being part of a creative inquiry project to develop and integrate makerspaces into K-12 schools’ education.

Group from Rocket Engineering Club at competition out west with orange tiger rag flag.
Three students in the Cook Engineering Lab.

Get Involved

Learning extends beyond a classroom setting. Our students are encouraged to participate in student organizations, research opportunities with professors, Creative Inquiry research projects, cooperative education and study abroad experiences.

Advising Support

Clemson University encourages students to meet with advisors from the beginning of their academic careers. From scheduling classes to changing majors, please find out more about how advising can impact you by visiting our advising page.

  • Change of Major
  • Curriculum Requirements
  • Advising Worksheets
  • Course Registration
  • Academic Forms
  • Scheduling Questions
Professor and student in lab working.

Academic Achievements

Honors and Awards

Every year, we recognize the outstanding talent of our students and faculty in the areas of leadership, research, and academic achievement. The honors are bestowed at department, college, and university levels.

Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Fellowships are competitive funding options that generally do not require teaching or research requirements. The mechanical engineering department can award fellowships based on emphasis areas, leadership, and academic excellence.