The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Develop an understanding of the principles of Statics and the ability to analyze problems in a systematic and logical manner.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:

1. Construct free-body diagrams and to apply equilibrium equations in the solution of engineering problems.
2. Find the reaction forces in loaded beams.
3. Determine internal forces in members within trusses.
4. Calculate centroids and moments of inertia.

Course contents

Force Vectors
Equilibrium of a Particle
Force Vectors
Equilibrium of a Particle
Force System Resultants
Equilibrium of Rigid Body
Structural Analysis
Internal Forces
Center of Gravity and Centroid

Kinematics of a Particle

Prerequisites and co-requisites

10 ECTS of Mathematics courses. Knowledge of trigonometry, derivation and integration.

Students who did not pass the previous year's exams/re-exams are required to enrol and retake the course completely.

Previous course names


Additional information

The course is taught to joint groups remotely online.

The recommended course calculators which encourage the development of mathematics skills are non-programmable, non-graphing types:
Canon F-715SG, Casio FX-82EX, Casio FX-85EX, Casio FX-82AU

Graded exercise 1 is compulsory for continuation of the course. The deadlines for assessment tasks are given in itslearning.

You may consider using 2 computer screens and also using a pen tablet and OneNote for electronic note taking.

Recommended or required reading

The course textbooks are:
Hibbeler, "Engineeering Mechanics - Statics"
Hibbeler, "Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics"
14th Edition in SI units.

Review of Mathematics:
Chapters 1-10 of "Mathematics for Engineers", Croft and Davidson (Perlego) or similar textbook.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 14 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 7 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 86 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • The required submission dates for graded exercises are shown in itslearning.

Assessment requirements

20% Compulsory Graded Exercise 1
80% Final Exam/ Re-Exam

50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory
60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory
70-79 Grade 3 Good
80-89 Grade 4 Good
90-100 Grade 5 Excellent

A pass grade of at least 40/80 in the exam/re-exam and a total mark of at least 50/100 is required in order to pass the course. Students who do not complete the compulsory graded exercise 1 will be removed from the course. Previous year's assignments are not valid for students retaking course. Re-exam 1 gives all students an opportunity to improve their grade whether they sat the normal final exam or not. Non attendance of a re-exam is counted as one opportunity. Re-exam 2 is only for students who did not pass the first normal exam. Re-exam dates are viewable at the bottom of the course description at the time of the final exam.

No formula sheet or MAOL tables are provided in the exam. Basic trigonometry and integration is an assumed competence when starting the course.

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Group size

No limit (34 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2021-10-03

The timetable of the course

Refer to "Plans" tab in itslearning for weekly schedule.

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

  • 2021-10-19 - Exams
  • 2021-10-03 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-08-31 14:15 - 17:00 B518 Mechanics (Remote Online) Refer tabs menu in itslearning for zoom link. The room is open for student private use however. Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-03 08:15 - 09:30 Mechanics/ Mathematics help online (Optional) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-07 13:15 - 17:00 B518 Mechanics (remote online) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-14 13:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Mechanics (remote online) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-21 13:15 - 17:00 D4106 Mechanics (remote online) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-24 08:30 - 09:45 Maths help for Mechanics (Optional) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-28 13:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Mechanics (remote online) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-01 08:30 - 09:45 Maths help for Mechanics (Optional) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-05 13:15 - 17:00 D4106 Mechanics (remote online) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-12 13:15 - 17:00 D4106 Mechanics (remote online) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-19 13:15 - 16:00 D4106 Mechanics Final Exam Remote Online Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-02 13:15 - 15:45 D4107-08 Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials 2 Re-Exam (via distance) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-04-06 14:00 - 16:30 D4107-08 Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials 2 - Reexam 2 (remote online via distance) Vihtonen Mathew

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