BS in Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Major

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Students graduate with an engineering technology degree ready to take on modern engineering challenges in industry and society. Engineering technology professionals are skilled innovators and leaders supporting sustainability, infrastructure and resources that advance progress through the applied practice of engineering. Careers include working diverse roles in manufacturing, automation, field-service, systems engineering, transportation, peace engineering, technical sales and just about anywhere you find engineers. 

As a student, you will be immersed in a predominantly lab-based multi-disciplinary curriculum that develops students' ability to analyze a situation, bring designs from theory into reality and apply cross-disciplinary expertise to real-world problem-solving and implementation, using all available industrial and modeling tools. You will incorporate a system design perspective and gain experience with professional equipment such as industrial robots, 3D printing, renewable energy simulators and more. 

Drexel Engineering's immersive coursework bridges design and technical application is taught by leading faculty with field expertise. You will gain invaluable experiential learning through co-op, a capstone senior design project and opportunities to put your knowledge into practice so that you are ready to start a career making an immediate impact.

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Concentrations in Engineering Technology

Electives allow you to follow your interests by taking three or more classes in a specialization. 

  • Robotics and automation engineering technology: Develop industry relevant skills in robotics, automation, manufacturing, energy production and distribution and beyond for careers in advanced manufacturing, medical devices, construction and infrastructure inspection, entertainment industry and many others.
  • Electrical engineering technology: Prepare to design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as communication components, radar, industrial and medical devices, navigational equipment and computers.
  • Mechanical engineering technology: Develop, test, and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products and other equipment. Jobs typically include setting instrumentation,  recording data and estimating labor costs and equipment life.
  • Industrial engineering technology: Focus on contemporary business and technology practices, and the scientific basis for designing, installing, and operating integrated systems of people, materials, quality, information, energy, and equipment.

Hometown: West of Philadelphia<br>
Major: Engineering Technology<br>
Class Year: 2021

Ayanna Gardner

Hometown: West of Philadelphia
Major: Engineering Technology
Class Year: 2021

Ayanna’s Story

Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystallizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about the options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and become more confident about the focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.

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Curriculum and Requirements

Engineering technology students are required to successfully complete 186.5 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. The required courses degree expose students to all the engineering disciplines before branching into courses in the student’s chosen concentration.

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Students can minor in any area, not just engineering. Popular minors include business, environmental studies and many others. Explore the options for minors.

Career/Job Outlook

Careers in engineering technologies vary widely by industry and specialization. Titles can range from industrial engineer, to field engineer, quality engineer or electro-mechanical technologist and project engineer. Median salaries also vary widely from $96,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistis, to $83,000 according to Some outcomes one year after graduation for Drexel alumni include: 

  • 94% of engineering technology majors are employed or in graduate school
  • $74,167 average salary for Drexel engineering technology graduates within one year
  • 100% received job offers from a former co-op employer

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