Engineering Mechanics T2 EDUC2070
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Education
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course supports the development of an understanding of the physical and mathematical fundamentals on which engineering products are based and aims to establish a firm foundation for the development of design skills and applications in the programme. The course introduces students to mathematical models of mechanical systems.
Weekly; 2 hour class
Requirements of Entry
Students will complete a structure programme of tasks and a more extended project. Students will also have an examination.
Main Assessment In: April/May
To produce graduates with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts of engineering and technology.
To acquire a general overview of the interconnected strands of technology, plus the ability to go into greater depth on individual topics when necessary.
To produce graduates with the ability to evaluate and improve their own skills and knowledge and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and adapting to changes in technology in their own employment.
To produce graduates who can make informed judgements about their own practice and that of others through a process of critical reflection on an appropriate evidential base, assembled in a systematic way - to encourage continuing professional development in changing contexts.
To develop the physical and mathematical fundamentals on which engineering products are based and to establish a firm foundation for the development of design skills and applications in the course.
To develop mathematical models of mechanical systems.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course the students will be able to:
Identify and understand how to resolve forces and determine when a body is in equilibrium;
Represent and understand boundary conditions and the development of Free Body Diagrams;
Solve problems involving kinematics of a particle, velocity, acceleration;
Recognise Newton's Law of Motion, circular motion, projectiles etc;
Assess Work, Power, Energy, Impulse, Momentum, Simple Harmonic Motion.
Analyse Simple Mechanisms, such as levers, gears, pulleys etc.
Analyse simple truss structures;
Analyse simple beam structures.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Attendance at a high proportion (at least 80%) of the timetabled sessions, as recorded by the lecturer. There will be penalties for missing certain classes and the students will be informed of these. Students must achieve at least a D3 grade. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.