ENG06061 2017 Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
Transcript Title
Introduction to Engineering Me
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Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Sheridan
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_S06 201900 Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation SG_EMSYS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems SG_EMECH_H08 202100 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Systems
  • The student will learn to define the standard units of measurement, forces, power, and work.  
  • The student will be able to add forces, determine forces due to friction, use moment of forces and the principle of moments to solve for forces in beams.
  • The student will be able to break forces into their components.
  • The student will learn how to calculate the position of the centre of gravity and centroid of area for various shapes.
  • The student will learn the relationship between stress, strain and Youngs modulus and use the realtionship and factor of safety to solve simple design problems.
  • The student will also learn how to use the linear and angular laws of motion.


This module is jointly taught by a number of lecturers and includes many examples of how mechanics is used in real life situations

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Define and manipulate the standard units of measurement used in mechanics, and explain the relationship between mass, weight and force, and explain the concepts of work, power and efficiancy


Be able to manipulate, addition, resolution into components, of vectors to solve problems in statics, and involving friction.


Be able to use moments of forces and the principle of moments to solve problems involving non-concurrent forces, and frameworks.


Be able to use the definition of stress, strain, Young's Modulus, and factors of safety to solve problems involving the strength of components and composite bars


Be able to use the linear laws of motion to convert to angular motion and solve problems associated with rotation of shafts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be taught online using conference software plus each week an online assessment will be completed.

Module Assessment Strategies

The learning outcomes will be assessed by a weekly online assessment plus an end of semester examination.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be by way of sitting another examination on the subject. Alternatively, at the discretion of the lecturer, assignemnts covering the deficient areas of the course may be set.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Definitions
  2. Forces,
    1. vectors,
    2. graphical representation
    3. addition,
    4. frameworks
    5. polar form.
  3. Friction
  4. Moments of forces
  5. Centroids of area
  6. Stress, strain, Young’s modulus
  7. Laws of linear  and angular motion

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam End of semester exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 80 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Preparation for online lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Solution of problems set by the lecturer during the weekly class 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Undertaling the online quiz 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

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