Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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)

Course contents

Force Vectors
Equilibrium of a particle
Force system resultants
Equilibrium of a rigid body
Structural Analysis
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.

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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.

Study activities

  • 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

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

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.


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-11-12

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2022-11-12 - Reports and productions

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