Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics

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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.

ESM Emphasis Areas

  • Biomechanics
  • Engineering physics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Motions
  • 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.

Course Offerings

ESM undergraduate course catalog

ESM Checksheets

Requirements for graduation are referred to via university publications known as checksheets.  Students must satisfactorily complete all requirements and university obligations for degree completion.

Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM)

2018    2019    2020    2021

ESM with Biomechanics

2018    2019    2020    2021

ESM with Engineering Physics

2018    2019    2020    2021

Visit the Office of the University’s Registrar and Checksheets by College for more information.