Core Module Information
Module title: Mechanics

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

Module code: MEC08418
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, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gokula Vasantha
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module follows a block lecturing approach, where approximately half of the lectures and practices are delivered by the Module Leader or Edinburgh Napier colleague in a five day block during week 0 of the trimester, tutorials will be posted on Moodle and the students will upload their tutorial answers for comments and feedback from the tutor. A blended learning philosophy is adopted on the module, where the students are required to enhance their independent learner skills through an active approach to learning. the students will attend the university for a further 5 days during week 7 of the trimester, this will give the tutor the chance to assess the quality and depth of each students' learning before delivering the rest of the module lectures.

Formative Assessment:
the tutor will provide feedback and comments on the students' work uploaded onto Moodle.

Summative Assessment:
2 hour exam and a logbook of practicals and set tutorials

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 146
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 ALL 35 HOURS= 2
Learning Log 50 ALL 34
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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