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
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: Gokula Vasantha
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 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