Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The role of the mechanical engineer in today’s society is rapidly changing. Advances in manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure systems, materials, communications, and high-performance computing have introduced new demands, opportunities, and challenges for mechanical engineers. What was once an individual endeavor has now become a team activity. Today’s industries require that mechanical engineers possess diverse interdisciplinary skills, a global viewpoint, entrepreneurial and managerial abilities, and an understanding of the forces governing the marketplace. Traditionally, mechanical engineers have been associated with industries like automotive, transportation, and power generation, and with activities involving the design, analysis, and manufacturing of products useful to society. While today such activities are still dominated by mechanical engineers, the spectrum of opportunities for these professionals has expanded tremendously. For example, mechanical engineers are involved in the design and analysis of biomedical instrumentation, electronic components, smart structures, and advanced materials; they are involved in sophisticated studies of human motion, control of satellites, and the development of more efficient energy-transfer techniques. Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics of Drexel University is to transfer and acquire knowledge through: (a) the education of engineers for leadership in industry, business, academia, and government; and (b) the establishment of internationally recognized research programs. This mission is accomplished by the delivery of an outstanding curriculum, by the participation of our students in one of the nation’s most prestigious co-operative educational programs, and by the scholarly activities of the faculty. Program Educational Objectives Graduates will be successful in careers that deal with the design, simulation and analysis of engineering systems, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, technical services, and research. Graduates will enter and complete academic and professional programs in engineering, business, management, law and medicine. Graduates will communicate effectively with peers and be successful working with and leading multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. Graduates will recognize the global, legal, societal, and ethical contexts of their work. Graduates will advance in their careers; for example, assuming increasing levels of responsibility and acquiring professional licensure. Student Outcomes a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; g) an ability to communicate effectively; h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering and mechanics practice.