Dublin City University
Area of Study
Mechanical Engineering, Statistics
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This module introduces the fundamentals of mechanics and builds student confidence in applying these mechanical principles to solve static problems. Students are expected to attend lectures, prepare for and actively participate in problem solving in tutorials, attend and participate in group laboratories and write up reports.
1. Explain the principles of static equilibrium (P01, P02)
2. Use Free Body Diagrams to solve static problems involving components and pulley systems (P01, P02, P03, P04)
3. Solve problems relating to the forces in truss members using the method of joints and the method of sections. (P01, P02)
4. Determine the centre of mass and centroids of Lines, areas and Volumes of simple and composite bodies (P01, P02)
5. Solve problems relating to hydrostatics including pressures on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and stability of floating objects. (P01, P02)
6. Solve problems relating to dry friction, including inclined planes and screw threads. (P01, P02)
7. Solve problems relating to the work, equilibrium, potential energy and stability of a system (P01, P02)
8. Undertake an experiment as part of a group and report results. (P02, P03, P05)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.