Engineering Mechanics (H1028)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

In this module, you’ll cover:

  • moment of a force
  • static equilibrium
  • plane trusses
  • centroid
  • friction
  • kinematics of particles: linear motion of a particle, curvilinear motion, characteristics of the motion in various systems of reference
  • kinematics of rigid bodies, translation, rotation about a fixed axis
  • plane motion
  • Kknetics of particles and rigid bodies
  • application of Newton's Second Law
  • moments of inertia
  • impulse-momentum equation
  • angular momentum
  • impact
  • work-energy equation
  • dynamics of a rigid rotating about a fixed axis
  • dynamics of a rigid in plane motion.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 102 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


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