The first year of a Drexel engineering major’s college journey isn’t an
easy one. There’s a lot to adjust to—leaving home for the first time,
living in a new environment, making a whole new set of friends, chemistry,
calculus and physics — and the ENGR three-term sequence of courses that is
typically the first exposure students get into what being an engineer is
really like. It will provide a taste of the engineering disciplines,
foundation in programming and a chance to apply engineering design thinking
to a real-life challenge.
Whether designing a better mousetrap race car, designing solar energy
components, or brewing a perfectly chemically balanced cup of coffee, you
will learn to work in teams to solve the engineering problem while gaining
an understanding of engineering more broadly before heading into coursework
dedicated to your major.
Finally, you get through the foundational coursework, move through the
curriculum and complete your co-ops to your final year of study.
Senior Design is a three-course sequence is intended be a culmination of
your studies that incorporates all of your gained perspectives to achieve
an engineering goal.
Students work collaboratively in a team environment that simulates
real-world professional working groups. Whether projects are culled from
observed problems, industry partners, or inspired by a co-op, students work
in teams to ideate, design, build, and present their findings to faculty
and peers. It is the the summation of all of your hard work and a
celebration of you and your peer’s achievements.
Every year the departments nominate team to present at a college-wide
celebration of engineering design.