2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Engineering Science & Mechanics (ESM) Minor

To obtain a minor in ESM a student must complete 21 credit hours of ESM courses as indicated below.

Courses must be taken on an A-F basis. An in-minor GPA of 2.0 is required, with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

Students completing the minor must obey all prerequsite rules. Some courses below have prerequisites not required for the minor.

1. Required Minor Courses
ESM 2104Statics3
or ESM 2114 Statics & Structures
ESM 2204Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3
ESM 2304Dynamics3
Subtotal9
2. Fluid Mechanics Requirement
Select one of the following: 13-4
Fluid Mechanics I-Control Volume Analysis
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Dynamics 1
Fluid Mechanics for Civil and Environmental Engineering 1
Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace and Ocean Engineers 1
Subtotal3-4
3. Approved Electives
Select six credits from the list6
Subtotal6
4. Approved ESM Research or Graduate Level Education
Select 3 credits from Senior Design Courses or Departmental Undergraduate Research courses 2,33
Subtotal3
Total Credits21-22
1

Students taking a non-ESM course to satisfy Item 2 must take an additional 3 credit hours of ESM coursework from Item 3.

2

Any 3 credit 5000 or 6000 level ESM class may be substituted for any elective in Item 3 and/or the Research Requirement of Item 4. ESM 5004 Scientific Communication in Engineering Mechanics and/or ESM 5944 Seminar may not be counted.

3

The research requirement may be fulfilled through Senior Design Courses (e.g. BMES 4015 BME Senior Design and Project/BMES 4016 BME Senior Design and Project, ME 4015 Engineering Design and Project/ME 4016 Engineering Design and Project, MSE 4075 Senior Design Laboratory/MSE 4076 Senior Design Laboratory, etc.) or through a departmental undergraduate research course (e.g. BMES 4994 Undergraduate Research, ESM 4994 Undergraduate Research, ME 4994 Undergraduate Research, etc.). Research must demonstrate application of fundamental Engineering Science & Mechanics principles and the project must be approved in advance to count for the requirement.

Approved Electives for Item 3

Complete six credits. At least 3 credits must be at 4XXX or above.1

Solid Mechanics
ESM/MSE 3054Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
ESM/MSE 3064Mechanical Behavior of Materials Laboratory1
ESM 4024Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
ESM 4044/CEE 4610Mechanics of Composite Materials3
ESM 4444/AOE 4054Stability of Structures3
Fluid Mechanics
ESM 3334Fluid Mechanics II-Differential Analysis3
Dynamics
ESM 3124Dynamics II- Analytical and 3-D Motion3
ESM 4114/AOE 4514Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos3
Biomechanics
ESM 4105Engineering Analysis of Physiologic Systems3
ESM 4106Engineering Analysis of Physiologic Systems3
ESM 4204Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3
ESM 4224Biodynamics and Control3
ESM 4234Mechanics of Biological Systems3
ESM 4245Mechanics of Animal Locomotion3
ESM 4246Mechanics of Animal Locomotion3
ESM 4304Hemodynamics3
Modeling and Optimization
ESM/AOE 4084Engineering Design Optimization3
ESM/ME 4194Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Global Society3
ESM/BMES 4614Probability-Based Modeling, Analysis, and Assessment3
ESM 4734/AOE 4024An Introduction to the Finite Element Method3
1

Any 3 credit 5000 or 6000 level ESM class may be substituted for any elective in Item 3 and/or the Research Requirement of Item 4. ESM 5004 Scientific Communication in Engineering Mechanics and/or ESM 5944 Seminar may not be counted.