Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Engineering 2 EDUC2104

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course supports 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

Excluded Courses





Students will complete a degree examination comprising 100% of the assessment.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

To produce graduates with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts of engineering and technology. The course will provide knowledge of the interconnected strands of technology, and develop the ability to develop mathematical models of mechanical systems.


This course enables students to have the knowledge to meet the GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration as follows:


2.1.1 Have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum

2.1.4 Have knowledge and understanding of contexts for learning to fulfil their responsibilities in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning

3.1.1 Plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners' needs and abilities

3.1.2 Communicate effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively


The course will also develop the following graduate attributes: Subject Specialists; Investigative; Resourceful and Responsible; Confident; Adaptable.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course 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

Students must have an 80% attendance or better at all timetabled classes. 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.