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The course takes place in period

3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)


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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give students the understanding and skills to design and analyze engineering components and structures.

Learning outcomes

To calculate engineering stresses due to normal loads, shear loads, bending and torsion acting on engineering components

Define the size and material for given engineering components under the application of loads

To use FEA COMSOL software in the design of members.

Course contents

Mechanical Properties of Materials
Axial Load
COMSOL FEA software

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mathematics minimum 10 ECTS completed.
Mechanics [PT-1-014]

It is not recommended for any student to attempt this course without first studying Mechanics.

Students who have passed Strength of Materials in a previous year can not take this course. The course content is the same. There has been a change of course name only.

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

Previous course names

Strength of Materials

Additional information

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

COMSOL software from

All deadlines dates must be meet for assignments. There is no late submission of assignments.

Recommended or required reading

The course textbook is "Mechanics of Materials", Hibbeler, 10th Edition in SI units. The weekly lectures are directly based on the chapters from this book. The text is also used in the Mechanics of Materials 2 course. Refer itslearning for more information.

Other optional reference textbook:
"COMSOL 5 for Engineeers", Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Arcada Libguides.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 50 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

10% Individual Assignment 1 (compulsory)
10% COMSOL tutorial (optional)
80% Final Exam/ Re-Exam ("Mechanics of Materials", Hibbeler from Perlego or printed allowed.

The final exam will be based on chapters 1,4,5 and 6 from the course textbook.

Students who do not complete Assignment 1 by the deadline will be removed from the course. A pass mark in the final exam/re-exam of at least 40/80 and a total mark of at least 50/100 in total is required to pass the course. Previous years assignments are not valid for students retaking course.

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

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.


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (36 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-02-01

The timetable of the course

Refer "Plans" tab in itslearning for weekly schedule and zoom links.

Course enrolment period

2021-12-22 to 2022-01-20

Assessment methods

  • 2022-03-08 - Exams
  • 2022-02-01 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-01-11 13:30 - 16:30 D4106 Mechanics of Materials 1 (remote online via distance) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-01-18 13:30 - 16:30 D4106 Mechanics of Materials distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-01-26 09:00 - 12:00 D4107-08 Mechanics of Materials 1 distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-01 13:30 - 16:30 D4106 Mechanics of Materials distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-03 09:00 - 10:00 E383 Mechanics of Materials 1 (optional tutorial distance class) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-08 09:00 - 12:00 D4106 Mechanics of Materials distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-22 13:30 - 16:30 D4106 Mechanics of Materials Distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-24 08:30 - 10:00 D399 Mechanics of Materials 1 - optional zoom tutorial class (distance) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-03-01 13:30 - 15:30 D4106 Mechanics of Materials (Revision) distance - optional Vihtonen Mathew
2022-03-08 13:30 - 16:00 D4106 Mechanics of Materials 1 - Distance Exam Vihtonen Mathew
2022-04-12 13:15 - 15:45 E383 Mechanics of Materials 1 Re-Exam1 (Distance) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-05-03 13:15 - 15:45 E383 Mechanics of Materials 1 -Re-exam2 (Distance) Vihtonen Mathew

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