Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics BS / Environmental Engineering MS

Major: Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics and Environmental Engineering 
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 225.5
Co-op Options: Three Co-ops (Five years)
BS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.1901
BS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2141
MS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.1401
MS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2081

About the Program

This program allows students to develop technical depth and breadth in their professional and related area, which enhances their professional productivity, whether in industry or as they proceed to the PhD. Students' undergraduate courses provide the necessary technical prerequisite understanding and skills for the graduate studies, a natural progression. Because the technical concepts of engineering are common, the MS in a related discipline is readily achieved.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and have taken coursework sufficient to demonstrate a readiness to take graduate coursework.

Degree Requirements

General Education /Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
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
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective4.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education Requirements **12.0
Mathematics Requirements ***4.0-10.0
Algebra, Functions, and Trigonometry
and Calculus I
Calculus and Functions I
and Calculus and Functions II
Calculus I
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
MATH 201Linear Algebra4.0
MATH 210Differential Equations4.0
Physics Requirements ***4.0-8.0
Preparation for Engineering Studies
and Fundamentals of Physics I
Fundamentals of Physics I
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Chemistry/Biology Requirements 3.5-7.5
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
Engineering Design 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
Engineering Requirements
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
Engineering Economics Requirements
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
Materials Requirements
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
Mechanical Requirements
MEM 201Foundations of Computer Aided Design3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 220Fluid Mechanics I4.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
MEM 238Dynamics4.0
MEM 255Introduction to Controls4.0
MEM 310Thermodynamic Analysis I4.0
MEM 311Thermal Fluid Science Laboratory2.0
MEM 331Experimental Mechanics I2.0
MEM 333Mechanical Behavior of Materials3.0
MEM 345Heat Transfer4.0
MEM 351Dynamic Systems Laboratory I2.0
MEM 355Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems4.0
MEM 361Engineering Reliability3.0
MEM 391Introduction to Engineering Design Methods1.0
MEM 435Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing4.0
MEM 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I2.0
MEM 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
MEM 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
MEM Fundamental Courses: Select four of the following:12.0
Fluid Dynamics I
Mechanics of Materials II
Thermodynamic Analysis II
Introduction to Microfabrication
Mechanics of Vibration
Machine Design I
Manufacturing Process I
Thermal Systems Design
Micro-Based Control Systems I
Control Applications of DSP Microprocessors
MEM Open Electives (Any two MEM courses 300 level or higher)6.0
COE Electives (Any 2 College of Engineering courses, including MEM courses, 300 level or higher.)
Two Graduate Electives count as 6.0 credits in UG COE Electives as shared coursework
Math/Science Electives (300+ level MATH, PHYS, BIO, CHEM, CHEC, and ENVS)3.0
Graduate Elective counts as 3.0 credits of UG Math/Science Electives as shared coursework
Free Electives 6.0
Electives or Optional Concentration ††
Aerospace Concentration
Select five courses (15.0 credits) from the list below:
Fluid Dynamics I
Mechanics of Materials II
Space Systems Engineering I
Space Systems Engineering II
Gas Turbines & Jet Propulsion
Principles of Combustion I
Principles of Combustion II
Mechanics of Vibration
Aircraft Design & Performance
Aerospace Structures
Finite Element Methods
Introduction to Composites I
Introduction to Composites II
Orbital Mechanics
Aircraft Flight Dynamics & Control I
Aircarft Flight Dynamics & Control II
Introduction to Robotics
Control Applications of DSP Microprocessors
Energy Concentration
Select five courses (15.0 credits) from the list below:
Control Systems for HVAC
Fundamentals of Solar Cells
Energy Management Principles
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
Introduction to Renewable Energy
Theory of Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear Power Plant Design & Operation
Introduction to Radiation Health Principles
Power Systems I
Power Distribution Automation and Control
Solar Energy Engineering
Fluid Dynamics I
Mechanics of Materials II
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering I
Internal Combustion Engines
Power Plant Design
Gas Turbines & Jet Propulsion
Principles of Combustion I
and Principles of Combustion II
Thermodynamic Analysis II
HVAC Loads
and HVAC Equipment
Fuel Cell Engines
Solar Energy Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Plasmas I
and Fundamentals of Plasmas II
Applications of Thermal Plasmas
Applications of Non-Thermal Plasmas
Master's Degree Requirements
Graduate Core Courses
ENVE 660Chemical Kinetics in Environmental Engineering3.0
ENVS 501Chemistry of the Environment3.0
Approved Statistics Course3.0-4.0
Biomedical Statistics
Data-based Engineering Modeling
Approved Policy Course3.0
Sustainable Water Resource Engineering
Public Finance and Cost Benefit Analysis
Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis
Methods of Policy Analysis
Approved Life Sciences Course3.0
Fundamentals of Environmental Biotechnology
Evolutionary Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Specialization Courses (select one area from below) †††9.0-12.0
Environmental Treatment Processes
Solid Waste Systems
Env Engr Op-Chem & Phys
Enviro Engr Unit Oper-Bio
Hazardous Waste & Groundwater Treatment
Human Risks
Comfort Analysis and Indoor Air Quality
Risk Assessment
Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health
Environmental Exposure Science
Water Resources
Sustainable Water Resource Engineering
Urban Ecohydraulics
Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
Open Channel Hydraulics
Analytical and Numerical Techniques in Hydrology
Environmental Modeling
Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
Analytical and Numerical Techniques in Hydrology
Data-based Engineering Modeling
Approved Advanced Math Course (select one of the following):
Applied Engr Analy Methods I
Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
Numerical Engineering Methods
Air Quality
Comfort Analysis and Indoor Air Quality
Principles and Practice of Environmental and Occupational Health
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Control
Cognate Discipline Track ‡‡12.0
CIVE 898 (MS Thesis) or Graduate Electives 9.0-6.0
Total Credits225.5-240.5

Co-op cycles for BSMS students with a MS in ENE must be in the Spring/Summer.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.


General Education Requirements


MATH and PHYS sequences are determined by the student's Calculus Placement Exam score and the completion of any summer online preparatory courses based on that score.

CHEM sequence is determined by the student's Chemistry Placement Exam score and the completion of a summer online preparatory course available based on that score.


Students may choose to do a concentration in either Aerospace or Energy. Concentrations consist of 15.0 concentration credits.


Students must take 4 courses in an approved specialization, such as environmental treatment processes, human risks, water resources, environmental modeling, or air quality.

One of these is required.


Students must complete a course sequence of 12.0 credits aside from their specialization. This might include a second specialization course sequence or a sequence of elective courses as approved by the student’s advisor and the departmental graduate advisor in any of the following subjects: AE, CHE, CHEC, CHEM, CIVE, ENVE, ENSS, ENVP, ENVS, MATH, MEM (500-699).

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 Program. 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.

Sample Plan of Study

5 year, 3 coop Co-Terminal

First Year
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0CIVC 1011.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
UNIV E1011.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
 PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0 
 14.5 19.5 19.5 0
Second Year
MATH 2014.0ENGR 2103.0  
MEM 2023.0MATH 2104.0  
PHYS 2014.0MEM 2013.0  
(UG) Free Elective 3.0MEM 2384.0  
 (UG) General Education Elective3.0  
 18 20 0 0
Third Year
MEM 2304.0MEM 2554.0(GR) Elective3.0 
MEM 3104.0MEM 3312.0  
ENVS 5013.0MEM 3333.0  
(GR) Elective3.0(GR) Elective3.0  
 18 16 3 0
Fourth Year
MEM 3454.0MEM 3613.0(GR) Elective 3.0 
MEM 3554.0PHIL 3153.0  
MEM 3911.0(UG) MEM Fundamental Electives6.0  
MEM 4354.0ENVE 660 (counts as UG COE Elective)3.0  
(GR) Core3.0(GR) Core3.0  
 18 20 3 0
Fifth Year
MEM 4912.0MEM 4923.0MEM 4933.0 
(UG) General Education Elective3.0(UG) General Education Elective3.0(UG) Free Elective 3.0 
(UG) MEM Fundamental Electives6.0(UG) MATH/SCI Elective3.0(UG) General Education Elective3.0 
CIVE 898 (or Graduate Elective)3.0(UG) MEM Open Elective3.0(UG) MEM Open Elective3.0 
(GR) Elective (counts as UG COE Elective)3.0CIVE 898 (or Graduate Elective)3.0CIVE 898 (or Graduate Elective)3.0 
(GR) Life Science Course (counts as UG MATH/SCI Elective)3.0(GR) Elective 3.0(GR) Elective 3.0 
 20 18 18 
Total Credits 225.5

Co-op cycles for BSMS students with a MS in ENE must be in the Spring/Summer.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

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