Graduate Handbook: Appendix F: Dynamics and Vibration

MSME Program of Study: Dynamics and Vibration


Research Area Group/Major Area topic  ______Dynamics and Vibration______

(7 courses – 21 credit hours)

  1.      ME 6441 Dynamics
  2.      ME 6442  Vibration of Mechanical Systems  OR ME 4189 Structural Vibrations 
  3.      ME 6443  Variational Methods in Engineering
  4.      ME 4760 Engineering Acoustics and Noise Control  OR ME 6760 Acoustics 
  5.      ME 6452 Wave Propagation in Solids 
  6.      ME 7442  Vibration of Continuous Systems
  7.      ME 6401  Linear Control Systems OR ME 6405  Introduction to Mechatronics

PLEASE NOTE:  These are just seven suggested courses.  They should in no way be construed as “required.”  You can mix and match.  You may also replace courses with other courses in mechanical engineering, or other Schools in the College of Engineering, or applicable courses in the Colleges of Science or Computing.  This template is provided merely as a general guide for a student who wants to focus heavily in the area of dynamics and vibrations.


Minor Area (Numerical Methods)

(2 courses – 6 credit hours)

  1.     ME 6124 Finite-Element Method
  2.     ME 6758  Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering



(1 course – 3 hours)

  1.     MATH 4305, Topics in Linear Algebra OR
  2.     MATH 4581  Math Methods in Engineering OR
  3.     MATH 6701 Mathematical Methods of Applied Sciences I  OR
  4.     MATH 6702 Mathematical Methods of Applied Sciences II