The course takes place in period

2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)


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: Profession specific competence in Design
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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. It is assumed students know high school level trigonometry before starting the course.

Previous course names

Mechanics (2020, PT-1-014 (0))

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

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

Recommended or required reading

Course textbook: Hibbeler, "Engineeering Mechanics - Statics"
14th Edition in SI units.

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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

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.

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Vihtonen Mathew


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Group size

No limit (33 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-11-12

The timetable of the course

Refer to the plans tab in itslearning.

Course enrolment period

2022-10-10 to 2022-11-06

Assessment methods

  • 2022-12-13 - Exams
  • 2022-11-12 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-10-25 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Statik Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-01 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Statik Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-08 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Statik Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-11 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design/ Statics (optional drop in) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-15 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Statik Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-18 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design/ Statics (optional drop in) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-22 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Statik Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-29 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Statik Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-09 13:30 - 14:30 D399 Product Design Individual Work Refer itslearning for statics zoom link. Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-13 09:15 - 12:00 B518 Statics Final Exam Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-20 09:15 - 12:00 B518 Statics course survey (no offical class) Vihtonen Mathew
2023-04-14 14:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 2 re-exam 1 Vihtonen Mathew
2023-04-28 14:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 2 reexam 2 Vihtonen Mathew

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