Aeronautical Engineering BEng/MEng

Dynamics 2 ENG2084

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course considers the dynamics of point masses and rigid bodies subject to constant forces and forces that vary with time, velocity or position.


2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses





80% Written Exam

20% Written Assignment

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to equip students to analyse the dynamic and static behaviour of simple mechanical systems by mathematical modelling with appropriate manual and computational methods.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ analyse particle motion in moving coordinate systems;

■ describe particle/rigid-body motion using work-energy or impulse-momentum principles;

■ analyse rotational motion of particle/rigid bodies;

■ solve Newton's Laws of motion analytically;

■ solve Newton's Laws of motion numerically using MATLAB/SimMechanics.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.