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.

The College of Engineering invites applicants for tenure-track assistant professor faculty positions across multiple departments in the cluster themes of energy and sustainability; smart, integrated cities; and health, wellness, and medicine.

Cluster Hiring Initiative

The College of Engineering invites applicants for tenure-track assistant professor faculty positions across multiple departments in the cluster themes of energy and sustainability; smart, integrated cities; and health, wellness, and medicine.

Position Information

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 manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, automotives, high-performance materials, alternative energy and biomechanics.

Undergraduate Program
MEM Professor Alexander Fridman was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his contributions to the field of plasma science.

The Possibilities of Plasma

MEM Professor Alexander Fridman was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his contributions to the field of plasma science.

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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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Upcoming Events

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.