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.
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.
Nine undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering are accredited by ABET, the accrediting body for applied sciences, computing, engineering, and technology education.
Our students, faculty, staff and alumni have earned a range of accolades.
The College of Engineering is located on the University City campus in Philadelphia.