Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) Degree: 180.5 quarter credits

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering program 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. This technologically-based pre-professional education is flexible enough for students to broaden their interests in interdisciplinary studies or to pursue pre-law or pre-med programs of study.

Drexel's engineering program 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 basic sciences 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 BS in Engineering program is available on the Bachelor of Science in Engineering website.

Timothy  P. Kurzweg, PhD
Associate Professor
Director Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program
Bossone Research Center, Suite 313
215.895.0549
kurzweg@coe.drexel.edu

Amy Ruymann, MS
Program Coordinator
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program
Bossone Research Center Suite 313
215.895.2837
ajr66@drexel.edu

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience2.0
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
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Engineering Requirements
As part of the 45.0 credits of Engineering requirements, students must include a capstone experience (Senior design sequence, research project, etc. )45.0
Technical Electives
Students select 18.0 credits of 200-level (or higher) courses in BMES, MATH, CHEM, PHYS, BIO or College of Engineering courses. Advisor approval is required for technical electives.18.0
Total Credits180.5

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General Education Requirements.


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Engineering course*3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 5
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Engineering course*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
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
General Education elective*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
Two Engineering eourses*6.0
General Education elective*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
Two Engineering courses*6.0
General Education elective*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
Senior Design Project I or Capstone course*3.0
Engineering course*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
Senior Design Project II or Capstone course*3.0
Engineering course*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
Senior Design Project III or Capstone course*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
Technical elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 180.5

 

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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. The new 15-station laboratories equipped with Hewlett-Packard computers, software, and test and measurement instruments now add to the value of a Drexel engineering degree.

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 they will be vital in today's work environment. Visit the Computer/Design Center for more information.

Courses

ENGR 100 Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design 1.0 Credit

Introduces students to computer-aided graphics techniques and the use of a state-of-the-art, computer-aided design/drafting package. Students will learn 2-D and 3-D modeling techniques to support the design process. All students will be required to take a competency quiz on 4 of 6 available AutoCAD labs.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGR 101 Engineering Design Laboratory I 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to engineering design and practice. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and the methodologies that are the heart of the profession. The course is designed to integrate core scientific foundations into an engineering perspective through the use of team-based projects, computer tools and technical writing. This is the first part of the three term freshman design experience.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGR 102 Engineering Design Laboratory II 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to engineering design and practice. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and the methodologies that are the heart of the profession. The course is designed to integrate core scientific foundations into an engineering perspective through the use of team-based projects, computer tools and technical writing.This is the second part of the three term freshman design experience.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGR 103 Engineering Design Laboratory III 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to engineering design and practice. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and the methodologies that are the heart of the profession. The course is designed to integrate core scientific foundations into an engineering perspective through the use of team-based projects, computer tools and technical writing.This is the third part of the three term freshman design experience.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGR 104 Engineering Design Laboratory for Transfers 4.0 Credits

Individualized course specially designed for transfer students. Provides selected educational experiences in engineering design, experimental techniques, and computer skills to round out the student's previous course of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGR 180 Special Topics in Engineering 12.0 Credits

Topics of special interest to students and faculty in Engineering.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ENGR 199 Preparation for the Engineering Studies 6.0 Credits

Preparation for the Engineering Core Curriculum through intensive, coordinated work in three areas: pre-calculus mathematics, effective study methods, and career evaluation and selection. Topics include: algebra, trigonometry, geometry, note-taking, exam preparation, time management, evaluation of engineering and other career paths. (This course does not count toward graduation requirements ).

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENGR 201 Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I 3.0 Credits

Provide a comprehensive introduction to analysis, presentation, and communication of data collected by the engineer. Requires students to conduct experiments on engineering systems, then process and evaluate the collected data. Required presentation of research, results, conclusions, and conjectures from a technical and ethical viewpoint.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: (MATH 122 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 103 [Min Grade: D]) or (TDEC 112 [Min Grade: D] and TDEC 113 [Min Grade: D] and TDEC 132 [Min Grade: D])
Corequisite: EXAM 081

ENGR 202 Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II 3.0 Credits

A continuation of ENGR 201.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGR 201 [Min Grade: D] or TDEC 231 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: EXAM 081

ENGR 210 Introduction to Thermodynamics 3.0 Credits

Introduces thermodynamics from a classical point of view. Covers work, heat, entropy, thermodynamic properties, equations of state, and first and second law analysis of closed systems, control volumes, and selected thermodynamic cycles.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATH 122 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 101 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: EXAM 081

ENGR 220 Fundamentals of Materials 4.0 Credits

Introduces materials and their properties; atomic view and architecture of solids; atomic motion in solids, mechanical, magnetic, electrical and optical properties of materials. Corrosion and degradation of solids.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 122 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 101 [Min Grade: D]) or (TDEC 121 [Min Grade: D] and TDEC 112 [Min Grade: D] and TDEC 112 [Min Grade: D] and TDEC 113 [Min Grade: D])
Corequisite: EXAM 081

ENGR 231 Linear Engineering Systems 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of systems and modeling; specifically using linear algebra as the model. Specific emphasis will be placed on developing models of engineering systems and the use of computational tools for solutions of the problems. The focus of the lab will be the use of MATLAB for solution of contemporary engineering problems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATH 122 [Min Grade: D] or TDEC 112 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: EXAM 081

ENGR 232 Dynamic Engineering Systems 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of dynamic systems and modeling; specifically using differential equations as a model. Specific emphasis will be placed on developing models of dynamic systems and the use of computational tools for solutions of the problems. The focus of the lab will be the use of MATLAB for solution of contemporary engineering problems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGR 231 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 261 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 201 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: EXAM 081

ENGR 280 Introduction to Global Engineering 2.0 Credits

Introduces students to a broad range of contemporary issues (economic, political, and cultural) engineers face in meeting the challenges of globalization. In addition to responding to weekly presentations, students will engage in and report on an in-depth case study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ENGR 361 Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems 3.0 Credits

Probability, random variables, reliability, quality control, design of experiments, regression/correlation, ANOVA and related topics, hypothesis testing.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

ENGR 491 Senior Project Design I 2.0 Credits

Introduces the design process, including information retrieval, problem definition, proposal writing, patents, and design notebooks. Includes presentations on problem areas by experts from industry, government, and education.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ENGR 492 Senior Project Design II 2.0 Credits

Continues ENGR 491. Requires written and oral progress reports.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 491 [Min Grade: D]

ENGR 493 Senior Project Design III 4.0 Credits

Continues ENGR 492. Requires written and oral final reports, including oral presentations by each design team at a formal Design Conference open to the public and conducted in the style of a professional conference.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

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