Core Module Information
Module title: Mechanical Principles

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC07106
Module leader: Colin Boswell
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Notes: [*] These modules, in particular, are likely to have limited spaces (due to popularity and restrictions on laboratory size and resources)

Description of module content:

The module will cover the following:
Engineering Units, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Statics, Dynamics, Work, Energy, Power, Stress and Strain, Elasticity. Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Thermal Energy, Heat Capacity, Gas Laws, Non-flow Systems, Steady-flow Systems, Bernoulli, Vapours, Heat Transfer.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand and be able to use and convert the basic units used in engineering.
LO2: understand and apply the fundamental mechanical engineering principles to simple systems.
LO3: perform an engineering analysis of a mechanical system.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin Boswell
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 32
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 123
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 20 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 1,2,3 22 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 1,2,3 22 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 20 1,2,3 29 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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