Energetic Concepts

Energetics is a branch of the physical science of mechanics, which deals primarily with energy and its transformations. Energetics research is the underpinning of the development of explosives and propellants. Energetics has clear applicability to military R&D, including the development of explosives technology, undersea weapons, and pilot ejection devices. Other applications are in space exploration, fire suppression, anti-terrorism, and cartridge-actuated devices such as door openers and automobile airbags.

For more information contact:

Dr. James Short
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
2140 Glenn L. Martin Hall
301-405-5246
email: jshort@umd.edu

Admission Requirements:

Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites:

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering; Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical and Biomolecular, from an accredited institution.
  • Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III, & Differential Equations), and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer are required to be considered for admission.
  • Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Office of Advanced Engineering Education

2105 J.M. Patterson Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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