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The core curriculum [PDF] of Drexel University Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics major is outlined in the table below. Full descriptions of the courses can be found in the Drexel University Catalog.

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics students are required to successfully complete 192.5 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The required courses for the BSME degree are a combination of engineering and elective courses that round out the full curriculum. The full list of courses required for the major can be found in the Drexel University Catalog. The recommended plan of study breaks down the list of courses recommended for each term in order to complete all coursework in the timeframe necessary to graduate on schedule.

Mechanical Engineering Core Curriculum

2012 MEM Curriculum

Advanced Placement (AP) Credits

Please see the university’s policy on AP credits [PDF].

Transfer Students

Drexel has transfer agreements with several colleges and universities and provides the opportunity to transfer credits to Drexel toward the satisfaction of the degree requirements.

The Undergraduate Advising Center provides information on transferring to Drexel University.


Within the MEM curriculum, the opportunity exists to complete at least one minor subject area. Common minors are mathematics, languages, business, and other engineering designations. Each minor has its own set or requirements, please refer to the Drexel University Catalog to learn more about minors.

BS/MS Program

High achieving students have the opportunity to apply for the BS/MS program which allows students to complete both a Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering in a 5-year period. Entering students can indicate their interest in this program on their application but, must formally apply, qualify and be accepted into the program after earning 90 credits and before reaching 120 credits. The threshold requirements to be evaluated for acceptance into the program are:

  1. Have a minimum 3.30 GPA in all courses completed at Drexel University at time of application
  2. Have a minimum of 3.50 GPA in the following seven courses (or their equivalent): Introduction to Thermodynamics (ENGR 210); Fundamentals of Materials (ENGR220); Linear Engineering Systems (ENGR 231); Dynamic Engineering Systems (ENGR 232); Foundations of Computer Aided Design (MEM 201); Statics (MEM 202); and Dynamics (MEM 238)

Students in the 5COP accelerated program will progress according to the program plan established for the 5-year with co-op undergraduate (or 5COP) program and maintain undergraduate status throughout. The 5COP program includes three 6-month cooperative education cycles.

The College of Engineering offers additional information about the BS/MS program on its website.

Honors Program

The Pennoni Honors College provides a rich array of course experiences to its students. Honors courses, taught by the University’s best faculty, are rigorous, enriching and discussion intensive. By becoming an Honors student at Drexel, you join a thriving community of young scholars whose courses are enriched, whose social and cultural experiences are diverse, and whose academic progress receives the care it deserves. The traditionally smaller class size in Honors courses encourages collaborative learning among the Honors College students and provides an academic setting in which the University’s most talented students can interact and learn.