B.S. in engineering science and mechanics
A notice about the ESM degree
The engineering science and mechanics (ESM) undergraduate degree is in the process of being discontinued and the program plans to only accept students through the end of the fall 2019 application period. Students not admitted to ESM by this time may not be permitted to pursue this major. First-year students admitted to Virginia Tech Fall 2019 will most likely not be able to pursue this major.
The department has emphasis areas in:
- Engineering physics
- Fluid mechanics
- Solid mechanics
A total of 12 credit hours of technical electives and six credit hours of senior design give ESM students the freedom to develop individually tailored programs of concentrated study. The curriculum exposes students to the design process and their undergraduate experience culminates in a senior-level capstone design course.
University degree options
The department offers official ESM degree options in biomechanics and engineering physics. BEAM also offers a minor in engineering science and mechanics.
Requirements for graduation are referred to via university publications known as checksheets. Students must satisfactorily complete all requirements and university obligations for degree completion.