BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Major

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Students graduate from the mechanical engineering major ready to create solutions in the many options available for professional practice in the field. These include areas such as biomechanics, infrastructure systems, high-performance computing and human-machine interfaces, like robotics, that are at the forefront of industry.

Mechanical engineers are experts in using the principles of energy, materials and mechanics to design, manufacture and control machines and devices of all types. As a student, you are offered a balance of technical breadth and depth that enables you to emerge with the vision to identify a need, perform analysis and deliver a solution.

Drexel Engineering incorporates hands-on experience in all aspects of learning. Through exposure to the latest tools of the trade, technology, research opportunities, real-world incorporation into the classroom and the Drexel Co-op, you will emerge ready to start a career making an impact.  

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Concentrations in Mechanical Engineering

Electives allow you to follow your interests by taking three or more classes to form your specialization. The concentrations within mechanical engineering include:

  • Aerospace: Explore opportunities in the design of air vehicles, auto-pilot design, structural components, and propulsion systems.
  • Biomedical Engineering: Apply mechanical principles to the medical field in areas such as orthopedics, cardiovascular engineering, medical robotics, rehabilitation, sports, forensic engineering, injury protection and tissue engineering.
  • Design and Manufacturing: Use modern numerical tools for the design and analysis of complex devices relating to manufacturing processes, product design and management of computer-integrated systems.
  • Mechanics and Structures: Gain expertise in a field where reliability and failure of materials is of utmost importance. Emphasis is placed on the mechanical behavior of complex parts and structures in buildings, aircraft, machine components, electronic parts and biomechanical systems.   
  • Systems and Control: Topics include all aspects of robotic motion, robotic-based automated manufacturing and real-time control and manipulation of hardware dynamic systems that can be used in industries such as aircraft guidance or control systems in automotive, chemical and power plants.
  • Thermal and Fluid Sciences: Learn about fluid motion, heat transfer, combustion and applied thermodynamics for the purpose of transferring liquids, gases and energy required in industries such as aerospace, automotive, chemical, power and HVAC.

Minors

Many students combine a minor within the College of Engineering. Students can minor in an any area, not just engineering. Popular minors include business, mathematics and languages.

Christina Phan<br>
Hometown: Houston, Texas<br>
Major: Mechanical Engineering<br>
Class Year: 2022

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Christina Phan
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class Year: 2022

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Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystalizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about your options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and your 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

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics students are required to successfully complete 189.5 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree are a combination of engineering and elective courses that empower students to pursue their interests in the field.

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Student Experience

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