The foundation of mechanical sciences
Strongly rooted in physics and mathematics, engineering mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences, including:
- Mechanical engineering
- Aerospace engineering
- Civil engineering
- Materials science and engineering
BEAM's engineering mechanics program provides unique, interdisciplinary opportunities for research on design projects with far-reaching impact. Our students and faculty apply complex scientific and mathematical principles to address existing and emerging engineering and societal issues.
Our alumni are working in every branch of engineering — as faculty members at top schools, technical staff at government labs, and senior engineers and managers in industry.
The Virginia Tech Graduate Catalog provides a program overview and includes information about courses offered.
For more details on admissions and degree requirements as well as information on required courses, examinations, and grades, see the Engineering Mechanics Graduate Manual (PDF). This guide is intended to supplement, not to replace, the Graduate School Catalog and the Graduate Manual published by the Virginia Tech Graduate School.
Frequently used forms for EM graduate students.
Engineering Mechanics Program Contact
Jessica Grimes, Engineering Mechanics Graduate Coordinator