Engineering

Major: Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 181.5
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 their 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

More information is available on the College of Engineering academics website.
 

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
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 Credits181.5


Sample Plan of Study

4 year, no co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CIVC 1011.0BIO 1414.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CHEM 1024.5ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
UNIV E1011.0PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0 
 14.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 103 or 1133.0ENGR 2323.0Two Engineering courses**6.0VACATION
ENGR 2313.0Two Engineering courses**7.0General Education elective**3.0 
PHYS 2014.0General Education elective**3.0Free elective3.0 
Two Engineering courses**7.0Free elective*4.0  
 17 17 12 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Two Engineering courses**6.0Two Engineering courses**6.0Two Engineering courses**6.0VACATION
Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0 
General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0 
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0Free elective3.0 
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Senior Design Project I or Capstone course**2.0Senior Design Project II or Capstone course**2.0Senior Design Project III or Capstone course**4.0 
Engineering course**3.0Engineering course**3.0Technical elective3.0 
Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0General Education elective**3.0 
General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0Free elective3.0 
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 14 14 13 
Total Credits 181.5

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CIVC 1011.0BIO 1414.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CHEM 1024.5COOP 101*1.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0ENGR 1133.0 
UNIV E1011.0PHYS 1014.0MATH 2004.0 
  PHYS 1024.0 
 14.5 16.5 19.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 103 or 1133.0ENGR 2323.0Two Engineering courses**6.0Two Engineering courses**6.0
ENGR 2313.0Two Engineering courses**7.0General Education elective**3.0Technical elective3.0
PHYS 2014.0General Education elective**3.0Free elective3.0General Education elective**3.0
Two Engineering courses**7.0Free elective3.0 Free elective3.0
 17 16 12 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Two Engineering courses**6.0Two Engineering courses**6.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0  
General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0  
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Senior Design Project I or Capstone course**2.0Senior Design Project II or Capstone course**2.0Senior Design Project III or Capstone course**4.0 
Engineering course**3.0Engineering course**3.0Technical elective3.0 
Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0General Education elective**3.0 
General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0Free elective3.0 
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 14 14 13 
Total Credits 181.5

5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CIVC 1011.0BIO 1414.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CHEM 1024.5COOP 101*1.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0ENGR 1133.0 
UNIV E1011.0PHYS 1014.0MATH 2004.0 
  PHYS 1024.0 
 14.5 16.5 19.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ENGL 103 or 1133.0ENGR 2323.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENGR 2313.0Two Engineering courses**7.0  
PHYS 2014.0General Education elective**3.0  
Two Engineering courses**7.0Free elective3.0  
 17 16 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Two Engineering courses**6.0Two Engineering courses**6.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
General Education elective**3.0Technical elective3.0  
Free elective3.0General Education elective**3.0  
 Free elective3.0  
 12 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Two Engineering courses**6.0Two Engineering courses**6.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0  
General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0  
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Senior Design Project I or Capstone course**2.0Senior Design Project II or Capstone course**2.0Senior Design Project III or Capstone course**4.0 
Engineering course**3.0Engineering course**3.0Technical elective3.0 
Technical elective3.0Technical elective3.0General Education elective**3.0 
General Education elective**3.0General Education elective**3.0Free elective3.0 
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 14 14 13 
Total Credits 181.5

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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