Engineering Mechanics

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Mechanics

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    Engineering mechanics is both a foundation and a framework for most engineering disciplines. This course provides a basic knowledge of Newtonian mechanics, rigid-body mechanics, elasticity and structural analysis. In particular, the principles of statics and their applications in engineering, the methods of static analysis, and techniques of engineering computation are expounded. Students are expected not only to acquire a good grasp of the principles but also to develop the computational and analytical skills which are vital in obtaining correct engineering solutions. In practice, a wrong solution can lead to an engineering disaster. This course is designed to enable students to acquire fundamental knowledge in engineering.

    Course Introduction
    Engineering mechanics is an engineering-based subject concerned with prediction and analysis of the effects of forces on mechanical components, structures, devices and engineering designs. This course provides fundamental knowledge on forces, moments, rigid-body mechanics and structural analysis. The course is delivered through experiential learning components.

    Course Aims
    Engineering mechanics is a core engineering subject which defines the foundation for the majority of engineering disciplines. This course provides fundamental knowledge on mechanics and structural analysis. In particular, the principles of statics and their applications to engineering, the methods of static analysis, and techniques of engineering computation are explained. Students are expected not only to acquire a good grasp of the principles but also to develop the computational and analytical skills which are vital in obtaining correct engineering solutions. The students will be encouraged to reflect on their solutions and calculations. Successful engineers are able to critically think to solve engineering problems and this course aims at developing this skill.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1  Apply the fundamentals of mechanics to analyse the equilibrium of simple systems.
    2  Apply the concepts of sectional properties and internal force characteristics of beams, to solve real world engineering problems.
    3  Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to analyse and design simple systems within accuracy and design limitations in teams through experiential learning components.
    4  Explain and discuss engineering mechanics concepts and justify solutions using written communication skills.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.