Graduate level course offerings: Engineering Mechanics
All courses in the engineering mechanics area are the
responsibility of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering
EM 403 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 4R-0L-4C
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
EM 493 Selected Topics in Engineering and
EM 501 Topics in Fluid Mechanics 4R-0L-4C
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
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
Prerequisite EM 403 and MA 330
General concepts and principles in mechanics, conservative
mechanical systems, and variational methods. Applications to
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering