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.

A new partnership with industry leaders Eastern Controls Inc. and Endress+Hauser USA will create a pipeline of engineers ready to succeed in careers in data-driven manufacturing automation.

Industry Connection Creates New Opportunities

A new partnership with industry leaders Eastern Controls Inc. and Endress+Hauser USA will create a pipeline of engineers ready to succeed in careers in data-driven manufacturing automation.

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Propel your career forward as an expert in your field. Drexel is home to some of the top-ranked MS, PhD, and certificate programs for engineers.

Graduate Programs

Propel your career forward as an expert in your field. Drexel is home to some of the top-ranked MS, PhD, and certificate programs for engineers.

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Why Mechanical Engineering?

The mechanical engineering program is the largest major in the college, with 178 BS degrees awarded in 2019-20. More than 900 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 IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and controls, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, high-performance materials, alternative energy and biomechanics.

Academic Programs
1984 MEM graduate Christopher Ferguson has logged more than 40 days in space across three missions to the International Space Station.

Alumnus Elected to Astronaut Hall Of Fame

1984 MEM graduate Christopher Ferguson has logged more than 40 days in space across three missions to the International Space Station.

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Moogega Cooper (MS ’08, PhD ’10) is part of the team working on the Mars rover Perservance.

Alumna Spotlight: Moogega Cooper

Moogega Cooper (MS ’08, PhD ’10) is part of the team working on the Mars rover Perservance.

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Quick Facts

901
Total number of students enrolled
$20
Median hourly co-op wage for MEM students
$5.8 million
FY 2022 departmental research expenditures

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