The course is included in these curricula and study modules
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Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
Within this study unit we will focus on the following competencies: Profession specific competence in Design​
SDG's in Focus:
Quality Education- Ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Once you have completed the study unit you will have:
​An understanding of the principles of Statics and the ability to analyse problems in a systematic and logical manner (knowledge)
The ability to construct free-body diagrams and to apply equilibrium equations in the solution of engineering problem (knowledge, skill)
The ability to find the reaction forces in loaded beams (knowledge, skill)
The ability to determine internal forces in members within trusses (knowledge, skill)
The ability to calculate centroids and moments of inertia (knowledge, skill)
Equilibrium of a particle
Force system resultants
Equilibrium of a rigid body
Center of gravity and centroids
Prerequisites and co-requisites
It is recommended to have studied 10 ECTS of Mathematics with a solid foundation in trigonometry.
Previous course names
Recommended or required reading
The course textbooks is:
Hibbeler, "Engineeering Mechanics - Statics"
14th Edition in SI units.
Review of Mathematics:
Chapters 1-10 of "Mathematics for Engineers", Croft and Davidson (Perlego) or similar textbook.
- Lectures - 20 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
- Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
- Individual studies - 30 hours
- Total workload of the course: 82 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 82 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
Although recommended, it is not compulsory to attend normal lectures. Students can follow the assigned Chapters and exercises from the course text book.
20%: Individual Assignment 1:
80%: Final Exam
Follow good scientific practice in studies at Arcada:
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
Submitted Assignments/Projects/ Graded Exercises do not have re-exams to improve a passed grade.
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Assignments valid until
Until date 2022-11-12
- Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
- 2022-11-12 - Reports and productions