Drexel Engineering bookends your studies with two three-course sequences in
Your first year of study includes mainly the foundational coursework you
will need to become an engineer. However, Drexel Engineers are immersed in
becoming familiar with engineering design and the engineering disciplines
right from the first term. The goal is to give you the first idea of what
being an engineer is about and that you feel comfortable with the major you
have selected. Learn more about the
First-Year Engineering Design course objectives
Your final year of study includes a three-course sequence geared towards
simulating a professional work environment of working on an open-ended
challenge, researching, testing and then presenting your work.
During the fall teams are formed, an area of interest is selected, and
proposals that explicitly state the design problems and methods of
solutions are made to faculty. Solutions are developed in the Winter and
Spring and the culmination of the work is pulled together in a formal
report of the results. The faculty encourages an emphasis upon the process
of defining the problems and developing the solutions as much as the actual
end products. To reflect that concern, proposals, progress reports and
final reports are required in both written and oral formats.
The Senior Design Final Presentations provide a forum in which the project
engineers (the students) communicate their results to the community.
The departments nominate their best team to present at a college-wide Celebration of Engineering Design event.
Review prior year Abstracts and Booklets.