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Unit Code: MEB503

Unit Name: Engineering Mechanics

Description: This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on forces in equilibrium. Topics include concentrated forces, distributed forces, forces due to friction, and inertia as they apply to machines, structures, and systems. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems which require the ability to analyze systems of forces in static equilibrium.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Apply the principles of basic engineering mechanics. (WA1 2. Model and analyze static force systems using the principles of equilibrium. (WA1,2) 3. Calculate the properties of plane cross sections including centroids and area moments of inertia.(WA2,WA3) 4. Determine the forces in members of pin jointed structures.(WA3) 5. Calculate shear and bending effects in simple beams. (WA3) 6. Calculate the values of static and kinetic frictions between contacting bodies.(WA3) 7. Determine simple stress and strain in direct and indirect loading applications.(WA3)

Prerequisite: MER

Prerequisite Sentence: Minimum Entry Requirement of the programme

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 2