Prospective Undergraduate Students

Welcome. We are pleased you want to make Drexel’s College of Engineering a part of your future. You are applying to one of the top engineering schools in the country, and an anchor of the Drexel University system. An education here will give you access to advances in technology and emerging fields even as you gain a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of your discipline.

The College of Engineering has seven departments and over 20 areas of study through which you can pursue your degree. We suggest you review all of them to refine your course of study. Accelerated degrees are available to qualified students and in specific departments.

Recommended requirements for admission to the College of Engineering are one year of physics with a lab, one year of chemistry with a lab, and four years of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, geometry/trigonometry, and pre-calculus).

If you have taken AP exams and have earned a score of four and above, you may be able to receive course credit. However, in order to receive credit for either of the two AP Physics exams, you must score a five. For more information about transferring AP exam credit or other college credits, please contact the college's Undergraduate Advising Center.

Our Admissions Office handles all undergraduate admissions, and will provide you with information on the application process, prerequisites, deadlines, the co-op program, tuition and financing, and other admission details for full-time undergraduates.

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What makes Drexel's College of Engineering special? Watch this video to learn more.

Financial Aid

A myriad of scholarships and fellowships are available for undergraduates, ranging from need-based to merit-based, from paying for textbooks to funding your entire education. Scholarship opportunities are available within Drexel and within specific CoE departments, as well as externally. Drexel Central has a list of grants and scholarships available. Discounted tuition rates are available for alumni, military, and partner organizations.

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College Highlights

Want a little more information on what the College of Engineering has been up to lately and why we have a reputation for excellence? View a downloadable, interactive PDF of our most recent Dean’s Highlights brochure featuring details on CoE research, degree statistics, corporate partnerships, and co-op students.

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Experiential Learning & Co-op

Cooperative education at Drexel enables undergraduate students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation.

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Matt Wiese ’18, a mechanical engineering B.S./M.S. junior, spent a six-month co-op at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center research lab helping to design ground-support equipment. Cooperative education enables students to balance theory with practical experience.

Co-op Experiences

Matt Wiese ’18, a mechanical engineering B.S./M.S. junior, spent a six-month co-op at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center research lab helping to design ground-support equipment. Cooperative education enables students to balance theory with practical experience.

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What does a co-op student do all day? What are the tasks assigned? And what time is lunch? Meet Maria Natalia Noriega Pedraza, who completed a dual-program co-op in France and in Germany, and learn what our co-ops do during their eight-hour shifts.

A Day in the Life of a Co-op

What does a co-op student do all day? What are the tasks assigned? And what time is lunch? Meet Maria Natalia Noriega Pedraza, who completed a dual-program co-op in France and in Germany, and learn what our co-ops do during their eight-hour shifts.

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