Engineering

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

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.

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
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 121Computation Lab I2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
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.



Sample Plan of Study

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 121Computation Lab I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
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 Credits18.0
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.

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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