Core Module Information
Module title: Mechanics

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

Module code: MEC08719
Module leader: Gokula Vasantha
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

This module provides advanced concepts on Mechanics to learn in mechanical engineering. The applications of the below-mentioned topics are widely applicable in mechanical designs.
• 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)
• 2D/3D Stress/Strain
• Mohr's Circle
• Pressure Vessels

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: utilise a problem-solving approach to understand advanced principles of Mechanics
LO2: comprehend the models, equations and formulae used in Mechanics
LO3: apply the principles of Mechanics to solve engineering problems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gokula Vasantha
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage the integration of key reading material. WebCT 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.

Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of them are reflected in the delivery of this module.

Formative Assessment:
You will receive feedback during the tutorial sessions and also have interactive quizzes during lectures. You will receive feedback on solved mechanics problems, which covers all three learning outcomes (LO 1-3).

Summative Assessment:
You will submit a logbook with mechanics problems solved independently and in the tutorials. The summative assessment also includes the module examination at the end. The exam comprehensively covers the learning outcomes (LO 1-3).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 73
Independent Learning Guided independent study 76.5
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2.5
Total Study Hours199
Expected Total Study Hours for Module199

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 50 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 0, 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:
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