Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers have traditionally been associated with the automotive, transportation, and power generation industries, but in recent years, growth and innovation in the technology sector have expanded the spectrum of opportunity. Today mechanical engineers design, analyze, and manufacture new products in a wide range of fields.

Drexel at BCC's program in Mechanical Engineering, offered through Drexel's College of Engineering, will prepare you for a career in industry or government, as well as for graduate studies in engineering, medical sciences, law, business, information technology, and other disciplines in which technological and analytical skills play a significant role.

The program can be completed in three years of full-time study. Part-time options are available.

Drexel Co-op Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering majors participate in one six-month period of full-time employment through Drexel's renowned co-operative education program. Visit our Co-op Opportunities webpage for more information.

Sample Courses

Experimental Mechanics I – Covers static testing methods, including strain gages, extensometers, photoelasticity, and model analysis; practical applications of experimental stress analysis; and verification of standard materials tests, including tensile, shear, and buckling.

Engineering Reliability – Reviews probability concepts and modeling of random phenomena, including parameter estimation, empirical determination of distribution models, catastrophic failure models, material strength and fatigue life distribution, and reliability improvement.

Gas Turbines and Jet Propulsion – Covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics and aerothermodynamics and their application to propulsion engines. Course topics include thermodynamic cycles and performance analysis of gas turbines and air-breathing propulsion systems, aerodynamics of flames, supersonic combustion technology and zero-g propulsion problems, and propulsion systems comparison and evaluation for space missions.

View Drexel University's online catalog for more information.

Prerequisite Coursework

Students enrolled in Burlington County College's Associate of Science program in Engineering and students who have completed similar coursework elsewhere may be eligible for this program. View the required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in the Burlington County College Catalog.

Plan of Study for BCC Students

We've developed a comprehensive plan of study for BCC students who enter the Drexel at BCC Mechanical Engineering program. This plan outlines the required courses students must complete to receive a bachelor's degree from Drexel. It also indicates how the BCC semester credits convert to Drexel quarter credits.