Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Mechanical engineers use the principles of energy, materials, and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types. Traditional career pathways have broadened into new opportunities in biomechanics, high-performance computing, infrastructure systems, materials, and robotics. Today, MEM graduates design and develop everything we think of as machines, from fighter jets to toasters.

Students working in thermofluidics lab.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the largest major in the college, with 205 BS degrees awarded in 2017-18. More than 1,000 students are enrolled in our undergraduate program.

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Mechanical engineering students are building a formula-style racecar from scratch to compete against teams from around the world.

Race to the Finish

Mechanical engineering students are building a formula-style racecar from scratch to compete against teams from around the world.

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Members of the Drexel robotics team placed third at a student design competition sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Robot Takes Third Prize at Competition

Members of the Drexel robotics team placed third at a student design competition sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Quick Facts

1148
Total number of students enrolled
$720
Average weekly co-op wage for MEM students
$3,750,000
2017 total departmental amount of research expenditures

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