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.


69%: Lecture
25%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical, Workshop)
6%: Seminar


25%: Coursework (Group submission (written), Problem set, Report)
75%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.

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 COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: