About

About

The rapid advances and evolving challenges in our world necessitate engineers who can think broadly, adjust quickly and act decisively. That’s why our focus at Drexel University is empowering students to engineer change – in their lives and through their careers – by emphasizing a balance of theory and practical experience.

For more than 130 years, our programs have been taught by academic and industry experts, who guide students through hands-on learning in classrooms, participation in research and in our renowned co-op program. Our students are technically trained, adaptable engineers who advance from their studies dedicated to the practice and discovery of  sustainable solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges. Since its beginning, engineering has been the cornerstone of Drexel, and our students, faculty and alumni produce robust research, integrate emerging engineering practices and innovate for positive change in our world.

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In 1891,  philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel launched the Drexel Institute of Art, Science  and Industry, envisioning a place that would evolve as the world around it  grew, consistently teaching young men and women the skills they needed to  thrive in a demanding, everchanging workforce. From its earliest days,  engineering was part of the fabric of Drexel.

History

In 1891, philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel launched the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, envisioning a place that would evolve as the world around it grew, consistently teaching young men and women the skills they needed to thrive in a demanding, everchanging workforce. From its earliest days, engineering was part of the fabric of Drexel.

Drexel Engineering History

By the Numbers

3500+
Students (graduate & undergraduate)
50
Patents filed or awarded
$19M
Annual research expenditures
More Facts and Figures
Nine undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering are accredited by ABET, the accrediting body for applied sciences, computing, engineering, and technology education.

Accredited Engineering Programs

Nine undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering are accredited by ABET, the accrediting body for applied sciences, computing, engineering, and technology education.

Accreditation Details

Honors and Awards

Our students, faculty, staff and alumni have earned a range of accolades.

Honors and Awards

Maps and Directions

The College of Engineering is located on the University City campus in Philadelphia.

Maps and Directions