Mechanics of Mechanisms and Robots (H7120)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

The module will cover the analysis of motion of solid bodies under the action of forces. Starting with Newton’s laws the motion of particles, solid bodies and assemblies will be analysed. The study of the fundamental types of motion of free solids will form the basis for the analysis of motion of mechanisms. Relative motion in an assembly will be studied from the perspective of relative trajectory, velocity and acceleration in systems typical to robotic systems. Design and motion analysis of mechanisms and robots will be covered and an introduction to dynamic analysis of robots will be studied.


55%: Lecture
45%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Project)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 60 hours of contact time and 90 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.