Welcome from Dr. Adam Fontecchio
Drexel’s College of Engineering offers some of the best undergraduate engineering initiatives in the country. The College of Engineering unifies such diverse programs as our core freshman and sophomore curriculum, cooperative education (co-op), study abroad, and our accelerated degree programs to create an educational environment unlike any other. Our programs provide students with a top-notch engineering education while also allowing them to gain experience in the professional workforce of today. Because of all that is offered, Drexel is the largest private undergraduate engineering school in the country.
Our programs were developed to provide today's engineering students with educational and professional challenges not available in the traditional engineering curriculum. They work in conjunction with Drexel's co-op program, where students experience the real challenges professionals face on a daily basis. One of the oldest co-op schools in the nation, Drexel's program is one of the most expansive, allowing students to gain up to 18 months of work experience before graduation at sites that are local, across the country, and around the world. Our SuperNOVA initiative caters to the most technically talented young minds by offering accelerated B.S./Ph.D. study in highly interdisciplinary fields.
In addition, we have a skilled network of professional advisors available to assist students with their needs throughout their academic career. The mission of the Undergraduate Advising Center is to support students through the many challenges of a university environment - both academic and non-academic. The Undergraduate Advising Center is always available and serves as a wonderful resource to engineering students.
Drexel's world-renowned faculty will contribute to your educational and individual experiences by sharing their knowledge in and out of the classroom. There are many challenges to be had for students with interests in research, entrepreneurship, and engineering-oriented organizations such as the Drexel Smart House or Formula Hybrid car, among many others.
There are many exciting opportunities to explore in the College of Engineering. Our programs will set you apart from other graduates and will help you excel in academics, research and service, promoting your development as a well-rounded engineering professional even before you graduate and join the working world.
Adam Fontecchio, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies