The Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department of Drexel University, recognized both nationally and internationally, provides students with a challenging academic program, cutting-edge research opportunities, and the ability to gain real-world engineering experience through Drexel's Co-Operative Education program, which is among the nation's oldest, largest and most respected.
The largest department in the College of Engineering, MEM is home to 1161 undergraduate students, 165 BS/MS students, 136 regular MS and PhD students, 26 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3 teaching faculty, 6 staff members, and 16 state of the art research laboratories, including the C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute. We offer B.S., M.S., Ph.D. degree programs as well as several accelerated degree program options such as the BS/MS and BS/PhD.
The department offers undergraduate students six specialization areas to choose from (Aerospace, Biomechanical, Design & Manufacturing, Mechanics & Structures, Systems & Controls, and Thermal Fluid Sciences) as well as the option to "create your own" path to customize their mechanical engineering education. Co-op, the cornerstone of a Drexel education, is fundamental to the development of today's engineers; students gain real-world experience through three six-month cycles of employment with companies like Boeing, Exelon, Lockheed Martin, NAVSEA, Johnson & Johnson and NASA. Students can also choose to co-op in one of our research labs in the Mechanical department, working one-one with faculty on an innovative research project.
Our graduate program offers many exciting, multi-disciplinary research opportunities for students to explore. Working alongside their advisors using state of the art equipment in modern facilities, MEM graduate students are actively conducting research in the areas of biofluidics, robotics, biomechanics, heat transfer & combustion, active materials & composites, system dynamics and control & manufacturing processes.
The Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics faculty are a talented and diverse group dedicated to teaching & curriculum development, innovative research endeavors and scholarly activities of the highest caliber. Our faculty members have won prestigious awards such as the Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award, Boeing Welliver Fellowship Award, the Stein Family Fellowship Award and have developed externally funded research programs with funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIH), Army Research Office (ARO), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR), Office of Naval Research (ONR), as well as industry and alumni sponsors.
We are committed to the education and development of the next generation of mechanical engineers by providing them with the tools and environment that foster scientific exploration, professional development and personal growth. We invite you to learn more about the opportunities that our department has to offer.