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MEM Areas of Interest

Students in the MEM Department can follow multiple paths towards completing their BS depending upon the nature of the elective courses they select. There are, however, two major options: (A) to seek a more well-rounded education in mechanical engineering by selecting courses representing the wide academic spectrum of the department; (B) to emphisize a particular discipline or track. Students taking Option A for a well-rounded mechanical engineering education should consult the Undergraduate Advisor to select their elective courses and to complete their degree based on the courses listed in the Curriculum pages.

Students seeking deeper knowledge in a particular field of mechanical engineering can do so by following one of the several tracks offered by the department. This option is typically available starting Term 8 (Fall or Spring term in the Junior year). Currently, the department offers sets of courses which place emphasis in the following areas of mechanical engineering: Aerospace, Biomechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, Mechanics and Structures, Systems and Control, and Thermal Fluid Sciences. The nature of the various tracks, the associated career opportunities, the list of courses available and the names of the faculty involved in the tracks are provided below. Although not required, students who have opted to take such tracks will find it beneficial to pursue their Senior Design projects within the corresponding track.

Before making final plans for completing a track, students should also consult the class schedule to ensure courses will be offered when they plan to register for them.

Please note tracks ARE NOT recognized by the MEM department or Drexel University, they are just tools to help students pick their electives based on interests or intended career paths.