Core Module Information
Module title: Mechanics

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC08118
Module leader: Gokula Vasantha
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and units. 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:

• Force and stress systems (equilibrium, force and moments in bending, stress)
• Stress-strain in direct loading and torsion (stress-strain relationship, torsion of shafts)
• Stress due to bending of beams (pure bending and excentric loading)
• Deflection due to bending of beams (curvature, slope and deflection, various methods)
• 2D/3D Stress/Strain
• Mohr's Circle
• Pressure Vessels

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module you will be able to:
LO1: understand some of the more advanced principles of Mechanics
LO2: assess the advantages and limitations of models, equations and formulae
LO3: use the principles of Mechanics to solve engineering problems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Gokula Vasantha
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs 1 to 3
Formal lectures, laboratory work and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Moodle is used to present the material and to inform the students about the developments. The learning outcomes are delivered using all available methods.

The main skills are (a) ability to grasp key concepts pertinent to the successful analyses and design of simple mechanical systems, (b) the communication of ideas and analytical and reflective thinking through consideration of systems components and characteristics. Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions. Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Formative and summative assessment (LOs 1 to 3) is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination.
Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module.

The style, pace of presentation and lecture notes are continually monitored and reviewed through feedback from students to ensure that they are suitable for all types of students, e.g. part-time, full-time, mature, overseas and those with special needs. All material is available on WebCT to cater for the diverse student group. Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

The principles covered in this module apply to the field of mechanical engineering anywhere in the world. All symbols, units, nomenclature and other parameters used in the teaching of this module are of international standards.

Formative Assessment:
Logbook covering all learning outcomes.

Summative Assessment:
Final Exam covering all learning outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 50 1,2 3 11 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 3 14/15 HOURS= 2.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Mechanics MEC08721