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Graduate level course offerings: Engineering Mechanics

All courses in the engineering mechanics area are the responsibility of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments.

EM 403 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C S

Prerequisite: 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

Prerequisite: 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

Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

EM 501 Topics in Fluid Mechanics 4R-0L-4C Arr

Prerequisite: EM 301 or ES 202

Course may be repeated for different fluid mechanics topics.

EM 502 Advanced Dynamics 4R-0L-4C

Prerequisite: 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 systems.

EM 503 Advanced Vibration Analysis 4R-0L-4C W

Prerequisite: 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

Prerequisite: EM 204

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

Prerequisite EM 403 and MA 330

General concepts and principles in mechanics, conservative mechanical systems, and variational methods. Applications to deformable bodies.

Admissions, Programs, and Courses

Our graduate program offers a variety of courses and programs taught by passionate and experienced professors to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Learn more about our admissions process, and the programs and courses we are proud to offer.

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There are a variety of options for both traditional and non-traditional students at Rose-Hulman. Learn more about how to apply for graduate school.

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Rose-Hulman offers graduate studies in 10 different programs. Some programs offer evening classes off campus to make it possible for professionals to continue to work fulltime while earning their graduate degree.

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A number of courses have been approved by the Graduate Studies Committee for credit toward graduate degrees. Even programs that do not offer graduate degrees, like chemistry and math, offer classes that can be applied toward required graduate credit.

Research Facilities

There are seven research facilities on our campus all operating with the dual mission of providing education, as well as performing research and development. Projects at the facilities reflect faculty and student interests, as well as industry needs. As part of the graduate program at Rose-Hulman, you will likely participate in thesis research in one of our facilities.  
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John T. Myers Center for Technological Research with Industry

This 40,000-square-foot facility is devoted to student and faculty project work. The center provides space and specialized instrumentation for students and faculty to engage in engineering design projects for external clients. There is ample laboratory space for project-based education.

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Rose-Hulman Ventures

Rose-Hulman Ventures is a program that brings together students and technology-based companies. For students, the program provides the best engineering professional practice experience possible. In turn, this provides businesses with prototypes, refinements to the design of existing products and expansion in current engineering capabilities. The facility is on the south campus of Rose-Hulman.

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JRSI Laboratory

In this lab, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with surgeons, faculty and engineers to design, execute and present scientific investigations in an effort to develop engineering solutions to clinical problems. Mechanical testing in the lab is conducted utilizing a state-of-the-art biaxial materials testing machine.

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Dr. Azad Siahmakoun

Dr. Azad Siahmakoun serves as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for graduate studies at Rose-Hulman. Dr. Siahmakoun holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.