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Module

ENG1007 : Mechanics I

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sarah Dunn
  • Lecturer: Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Yuan Xu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with fundamental knowledge in the field of mechanics, establishing a solid foundation that is essential for success in subsequent modules. Specifically, the aims of this module are:

- To provide the basic knowledge and analytical skills to solve linear mechanics problems;

- To develop a conceptual understanding of core mechanics concepts;

- To develop an ability to describe and predict the motions of bodies.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus encompasses the main aspects of mechanics and is structured around three core areas:

Statics: Use of free body diagrams, equilibrium, shear force, axial force and bending moments (for statically determinate beams and trusses), Euler buckling theory, deflection of beams (through standard formulae).

Dynamics: Newton's second law for linear and rotating systems, moment of inertia, parallel axes theorem, introduction to vibration, friction, impulse and momentum, mechanics of machines(e.g. mechanical drives)

Strength of materials: stress and strain, normal stress and shear stress, Hooke's law, elastic modulus; application of stress/strain to beam bending, second moment of area.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:001 hour per week in Semester 2 (11 weeks)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Online ‘mock’ exam (formative) in Semester 1
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion421:0042:00Semesters 1 & Semester 2. Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Online examination 2 (summative). S2 Assessment Period.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Online ‘mock’ exam (formative) in Semester 2
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials221:0022:001 hour per week in Semester 1 (11 weeks) & Semester 2 (11 weeks)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Online examination 1 (summative). S1 Assessment Period.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Laboratory related to ‘Dynamics’.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Laboratory related to ‘Statics’.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:001 hour per week in Semester 1 (11 weeks) & Semester 2 (11 weeks)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study421:0042:00Semester 1 & Semester 2. Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period.
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the underlying engineering principles and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline- specific problems identified. Tutorial sessions support the students' self-study in applying the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the tutorial questions. Practical sessions will support the students’ learning and allow for hands-on demonstration/exploration of key concepts and principles covered in lectures.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination601A3560 minute online exam.
Digital Examination902A6590 min online exam.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Mechanics for International Year One Engineering1N/A
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MMock Assessment
Computer assessment2MMock Assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examinations provide an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry.
A single A4 sheet (two-sided) may be prepared in advance and taken into the exam as a study support.

Reading Lists

Timetable