Drexel Mechanical Engineers cultivate essential problem-solving skills and become proficient in the art and science of the design and synthesis of mechanical components and systems. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) provides an innovative and flexible curriculum, offering undergraduate students the unique opportunity to specialize in the areas of manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, automotives, high-performance materials, alternative energy and green technology, with interdisciplinary applications such as working in nanotechnology or creating artificial organs that are in demand in both academia and industry. Our graduates move onto to promising engineering careers and many move on to become CEOs, professors, doctors, lawyers and more.
Students minoring in Materials Engineering receive a thorough grounding in the basic sciences and engineering of all materials. Students take course sequences that include materials processing, thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, and their physical and mechanical behavior, plus laboratories designed to familiarize them with the instruments and advanced techniques used to characterize materials and evaluate their performance.