Engineering

Major: Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.5
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional (CIP) code: 14.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2199

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering major is an interdisciplinary engineering major for students who do not intend to be practicing engineers. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering major combine a rigorous engineering education in the College of Engineering with interdisciplinary studies in fields outside of engineering such as law, medicine, business, entrepreneurship, teaching, international studies, public policy, music, art, environmental studies, and more. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering major provides a strong grounding in the foundations of engineering, in quantitative skills, and in the analytic processes that engineers use in design of practical technology.

Drexel's Bachelor of Science in Engineering major was developed to provide students with educational and professional challenges not available in the traditional engineering curriculum.

Program Objectives

The key objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program are to provide the student with:

  • a strong foundation in science and mathematics
  • a foundation of the fundamentals of engineering as a discipline
  • a strong grounding in a second cognate area (either technical, pre-professional, cultural, global, or another area worked out between the student and his/her advisor)
  • an integrating experience that ties the technical and the cognate areas together. Examples of such experiences may be, but are not limited to, research projects, capstone designs, a public service assignment, etc.

Additional Information

Additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is available on the Bachelor of Science in Engineering website.
 

Degree Requirements

Students participating in the cooperative education program will be enrolled in the required prep course, COOP 101, generally three terms before their co-op begins. As of September 2020, COOP 101 will be one credit.

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education Requirements *24.0
Free Electives24.0
Math and Science Requirements
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Core Curriculum Requirements
ENGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design & Data Analysis3.0
ENGR 113First-Year Engineering Design3.0
ENGR 131Introductory Programming for Engineers3.0
or ENGR 132 Programming for Engineers
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Engineering Requirements
Senior Design Sequence or Research Project8.0
200+ Level Courses **22.0
300+ Level Courses **22.0
Technical Electives
200+ Level Courses ***18.0
Total Credits180.5

Sample Plan of Study

Students participating in the cooperative education program will be enrolled in the required prep course, COOP 101, generally three terms before their co-op begins. As of September 2020, COOP 101 will be one credit.

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101
or 111
Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
English Composition I
3.0
ENGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design & Data Analysis3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits14.5
Term 2
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGR 131
or 132
Introductory Programming for Engineers
Programming for Engineers
3.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
ENGL 102
or 112
Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
English Composition II
3.0
ENGR 113First-Year Engineering Design3.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
 Term Credits18.5
Term 4
ENGL 103
or 113
Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
English Composition III
3.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Two Engineering courses*7.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Two Engineering courses*7.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
Two Engineering courses*6.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 7
Two Engineering courses*6.0
Technical elective 3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
Two Engineering courses*6.0
Technical elective 3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
Two Engineering courses*6.0
Technical elective 3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
Senior Design Project I or Capstone course*2.0
Engineering course*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
Senior Design Project II or Capstone course*2.0
Engineering course*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
Senior Design Project III or Capstone course*4.0
Technical elective 3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 180.5

Facilities

From the start of their freshman year, students learn to use the equipment they are likely to need in their careers, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, amplifiers, and power supplies. These skills make students more useful as co-op employees and give them a competitive advantage in their engineering careers.

Computer/Design Center

The Drexel Curriculum boasts two types of lab experience: Instrumentation and Computer Design. Instrumentation Labs introduce Engineering Majors to the sight, sound, and feel of equipment such as digital multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, and waveform generators. The Computer Labs imbue these pre-engineers with knowledge of software which will be vital in today's work environment.

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