Mechanics of Mechanisms and Robots (870H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

On this module you’ll cover relative motion in an assembly will be studied from the perspective of relative trajectory, velocity and acceleration in systems typical to robotic systems. The study of the fundamental types of motion of free solids will form the basis for the analysis of motion of mechanisms. The analysis of motion of solid bodies under the action of forces including:

  • Newton’s laws
  • the motion of particles
  • solid bodies
  • assemblies.


77%: Lecture
23%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Project)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 39 hours of contact time and about 111 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.