All courses in the engineering mechanics area are the
responsibility of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering
CLSK 100 College and Life Skills 1R-0L-1C F Pre: None
This course will assist Rose-Hulman students in acquiring life
skills and in learning more about themselves. These new skills
will assist the student in a smooth transition from high
school to college and will provide the students with the tools
necessary for success as a student and in life. Additionally
this course will introduce students to people and resources at
Rose-Hulman who can assist them in providing a positive
educational as well as personal experience.
EM 101 Statics 2R-0L-2C W Pre: None
Covers static force analysis. Introduces scalars and vectors
with applications to the study of forces, moments, and
couples. Stresses free body diagrams with engineering
EM 103 Introduction to Design 1R-2L-2C S Pre: None
Introduces the engineering design process including problem
definition, analysis, alternate solutions, specifications of final
solution, and techniques of oral and written communications.
Stresses the importance of teamwork through group design
EM 104 Graphical Communications 1R-2L-2C F Pre: None
Introduces the basic techniques used in engineering and
scientific communication. Topics will include sketching of
pictorials, computer-aided drawing, orthographic drawings,
auxiliary views, reading engineering drawings and using
electronic forms of communication.
EM 120 Engineering Statics 4R-0L-4C F,S Pre: MA 111
Covers two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium,
structures, distributed forces, shear and bending moment
diagrams, friction, and area moments of inertia. Emphasizes
EM 202 Dynamics 4R-0L-4C F Pre: MA 113 and EM 120 or PH 111
Kinematics and kinetics of particles in space and rigid bodies
in plane motion. Applications of the principles of Newton’s
laws, work-energy, impulse-momentum, and conservation laws to
solutions of simple two- and three-dimensional dynamics
EM 203 Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C F,W Pre: EM 120
Strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to
loads applied axially, in torsion, in bending, and in shear.
Combined stresses and principal stresses. Applications to
design of beams and shafts.
EM 301 Fluid Mechanics 4R-0L-4C S Pre: EM 202
Covers fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, including
pipe flow, and turbomachinery. Stresses the control volume
approach, Eulerian description of flow, and conservation
principles (mass, momentum, and energy).
*EM403 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C S Pre: EM 203
Covers advanced topics in mechanics of deformable bodies and
theories of failure. Introduces the theory of elasticity.
EM 406 Vibration Analysis 4R-0L-4C F Pre: ES 205
Dynamic analysis of vibrating mechanical systems. Includes
studies of single- and multiple-degrees-of-freedom, damped and
undamped systems in both free and forced motion. Applications
to vibration isolation and absorption, design of vibration
measurement instrumentation, rotating unbalance, and torsional
vibration of rotors.
EM 493 Selected Topics in Engineering and Technology
*EM 501 Topics in Fluid Mechanics 4R-0L-4C Arr Pre: EM 301
Course may be repeated for different fluid mechanics topics.
*EM 502 Advanced Dynamics 4R-0L-4C Pre: ES 205
Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in two-
and three-dimensional motion. Includes Lagrangian and
Hamiltonian formulation of equations of motion. Applications
to conservative, nonconservative, holonomic and non-holonomic
*EM 503 Advanced Vibration Analysis 4R-0L-4C W Pre: EM 406
Dynamic analysis of multiple-degree-of-freedom lumped
parameter vibrating systems as well as continuous systems.
Lagrange’s equations of motion. Applications include numerical
methods and matrix formulation. Introduction to nonlinear and
random vibration analysis. Methods of Rayleigh and Rayleigh-Ritz.
*EM 505 Theory of Elasticity 4R-0L-4C Pre: EM 203
Introduces the classical formulation of problems in
elasticity. Emphasizes the derivation and the applications of
the basic constitutive equations of elasticity such as
strain-displacement, equilibrium, compatibility, and
stress-strain. Covers St. Venant’s problems, energy
principles, and variational methods.
*EM 508 Energy Methods in Engineering Mechanics 4R-0L-4C Pre:
EM 403 and MA 330
General concepts and principles in mechanics, conservative
mechanical systems, and variational methods. Applications to
*May be used to satisfy Mechancal Engineering
requirement for an advanced technical elective.