The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

3 (2023-01-01 to 2023-03-19)


Professional studies

Teaching language


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:

Professional specific competence in Design.

SDG's in focus:
4 - Quality Education

Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will have (mention knowledge, skill, attitude)

The understanding to design and analyse engineering components and structures under different loads (knowledge, skill)

The ability to use free body diagrams in the solution of engineering problems (knowledge, skill)

The ability to analyse and determine the displacement of members under axial loads (knowledge, skill)

The ability to analyse and determine the angle of twist and shear stress in shafts caused by torsion (knowledge, skill)

The ability to define the size of beams under bending (knowledge, skill)

The ability to design and analyse members under load using software (knowledge, skill)

Course contents

Mechanical Properties of Materials
Axial Load
COMSOL FEA software
Transverse Shear

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mathematics minimum 10 ECTS completed.
Mechanics or Statics.

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

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. Refer itslearning for more information.
It is strongly recommended to obtain the textbook before the 1st class.… External link… External link

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

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.


  • Gebrehiwot Silas
  • Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (29 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2023-02-05

The timetable of the course

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

Course enrolment period

2022-12-26 to 2023-01-22

Assessment methods

  • 2023-03-10 - Exams
  • 2023-02-05 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2023-01-10 13:15 - 16:00 D4106 Materialmekanik Vihtonen Mathew
2023-01-17 13:15 - 16:00 D4107-08 Materialmekanik Vihtonen Mathew
2023-01-19 13:00 - 17:00 B225 Mechanics of Materials 1 (Labs in B225 - Material Testing - SG) Gebrehiwot Silas
2023-01-24 13:15 - 16:00 D4107-08 Materialmekanik Vihtonen Mathew
2023-01-26 13:00 - 17:00 B225 Mechanics of Materials 1 (material testing labs - SG) Gebrehiwot Silas
2023-01-31 13:15 - 16:00 D4107-08 Materialmekanik Vihtonen Mathew
2023-02-02 13:00 - 17:00 B225 Mechanics of Materials 1 (Labs in B225 - Material Testing - SG) Gebrehiwot Silas
2023-02-07 13:15 - 16:00 D4107-08 Materialmekanik Vihtonen Mathew
2023-02-09 13:00 - 17:00 B225 Mechanics of Materials 1 (Labs in B225 - Material Testing - SG) Gebrehiwot Silas
2023-02-17 09:15 - 12:00 B518 Materialmekanik (no formal class - individual work) Vihtonen Mathew
2023-02-24 09:15 - 12:00 B518 Materialmekanik Vihtonen Mathew
2023-03-03 09:15 - 11:00 D4106 Mechanics of Materials Revision Optional Vihtonen Mathew
2023-03-10 09:15 - 12:00 D4106 Mechanics of Materials Final Exam Vihtonen Mathew
2023-03-17 11:30 - 12:00 B518 Materialmekanik (survey and optional drop in) Vihtonen Mathew
2023-04-06 14:30 - 17:30 D4107-08 Mechanics of Materials 1 re-exam 1 Vihtonen Mathew
2023-04-20 14:30 - 17:30 D4106 Mechanics of Materials 1 re-exam 2 Vihtonen Mathew

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