Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

What Drives Us in Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineers use the principles of energy, materials, and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types. At Drexel, our mechanical engineering programs explore how matter behaves at extremes and poke at the boundary between human activity and what machines can do. Traditional career pathways have broadened into new opportunities in biomechanics, high-performance computing, infrastructure systems, materials, and frontiers of human-machine interfaces for the benefit of humankind.

Why Mechanical Engineering?

The mechanical engineering program is the largest major in the college, with 205 BS degrees awarded in 2017-18. More than 1,000 students are enrolled in our mechanical engineering undergraduate program. Drexel's mechanical engineering program is an innovative and flexible curriculum, offering undergraduate students the unique opportunity to specialize in areas of manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, automotives, high-performance materials, alternative energy and green technology.

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Mechanical engineering alumnus James Hing scores a PECASE award, and shares the credit broadly.

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Quick Facts

1019
Total number of students enrolled
$720
Average weekly co-op wage for MEM students
$3,000,000
2019 total departmental amount of research expenditures

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The Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Seminar Series brings noted scientists and engineers to campus. See some of our recent speakers from universities and government agencies that have been involved with Drexel’s mechanical engineering programs.