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Prospective Undergraduate Students

Alicia KrieteDrexel University's Engineering core curriculum (first two years) seamlessy prepares students for materials science and engineering specific courses which begin in the third (pre-junior) year. The overall curriculum teaches students the skills needed to succeed in their academic studies and beyond including teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.

  • What is materials?
    Confused by what it means to be a materials engineer? Learn more about the field and the work and research that materials scientists and engineers do.
  • Undergraduate Programs
    Learn about our different degree options and how to maximize your time here with the accelerated combined B.S./M.S. option, as well as minor and double major opportunities.
  • Tracks
    Looking to specialize in a particular area of materials science and engineering? We offer the opportunity to focus your studies in one of five research areas, or for you to create your own focus area.

Co-op & Research Experience

Cooperative education (co-op) is a program that balances classroom theory with periods of practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation. Students who enroll in the five-year BS degree program have 1 1/2 years of practical work experience before they graduate to add to their resumes.

  • Co-op Program

    What are people doing on co-op? How much money do they make? Click here to read more about Drexel's famous co-op program.

  • Research Opportunities

    Each of Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering's tenure-track faculty maintains an active research group with expertise in multiple areas of cutting-edge materials science and engineering research. Undergraduates, including freshmen, are encouraged to work in a lab to gain hands-on research experience. Students can use their work study to work in a lab.

  • Drexel Discover: Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunities

Student life

  • Materials Student Organizations

    Our students are encouraged to seek out any one of the hundreds of student organizations around campus, covering a wide spectrum of interests

  • Drexel Campus Life

    Explore options for participating in Drexel's out-of-classroom activities.

After You Graduate...

Students who graduate from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have the opportunity to connect with the department and fellow alums in different venues. The department maintains an Alumni and Friends LinkedIn group to stay connected to fellow alums professionally and to promote job opportunities. The department also communicates with alumni/ae electronically on a quarterly basis with an e-newsletter, which includes news about departmental and alumni/ae achievements. Events are held once or twice a year to bring alumni/ae together for networking in person. Our alumni/ae are eager to hire materials co-op students, as well as graduating seniors.

  • Alumni

    Learn about what our alumni/ae are doing and what a materials degree from Drexel can do for you!

More Resources

For more information about fellowships and scholarships, scheduling a visit, and/or contacting us, please see the links below.

  • Fellowships and Scholarships

    There are a wide variety of fellowships and scholarships open to prospective students. Learn about what fellowships and scholarships are available to you and how to apply.

  • Visit Us

    Arrange a tour of the campus and see what Materials @ Drexel has to offer you.

  • Contact Us

    Have a question? Interested in visiting the department? Feel free to contact us!

More Information

Visit Drexel

We encourage prospective students to visit Drexel's campus and to arrange a personalized tour to immerse themselves in what our department has to offer.  To arrange a tour of our department, to meet with faculty and students, or to visit our labs, please contact our academic program coordinator below.  You can also visit Drexel's visitors page to arrange a tour that covers a broader spectrum of what Drexel University has to offer.


If you've already made up your mind about coming to Drexel, great!  Head to Undergraduate Admissions to begin your application or for more information about the application process.

Staff Contact

For more information on applying, please contact Sarit Kunz, Academic Program Coordinator, at or 215.895.2328.