The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Develop an understanding of the principles of Statics and the ability to analyze problems in a systematic and logical manner.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:

1. Construct free-body diagrams and to apply equilibrium equations in the solution of engineering problems.
2. Find the reaction forces in loaded beams.
3. Determine internal forces in members within trusses.
4. Calculate centroids and moments of inertia.
5. Use SolidWorks in the solution of truss design.

Course contents

Introduction and 2D Force and Moment Systems (Chapter 1 & 2, Engineering Mechanics, Statics, Meriam)

3D Force and Moment Systems (Chapter 2)

Equilibrium (Chapter 3)

Structures (Chapter 4)

Distributed Forces and Centre of Mass (Chapter 5)

Introduction to Kinematics (Chapter 2, Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics, Meriam)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

10 ECTS of Mathematics courses.

Previous course names


Additional information

Although the attendance of weekly lectures is recommended, it is not compulsory.

Weekly tutorial problems should be worked on outside of class for the deepest learning. This develops individual problem solving skills.

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

Recommended or required reading

It is recommended to purchase the course textbooks (SI version, 7th or 8th edition) through the links below. This will give added depth to learning in addition to the material covered in lectures.
Author J.L. Meriam

Engineering Mechanics, Statics… External link

Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics… External link

Or: External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 14 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 7 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 86 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-)
  • The required submission dates for graded exercises are shown in itslearning.

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. Basic trigonometry and integration is an assumed competence when starting the course.


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (31 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-11-17

The timetable of the course

(week 44): Introduction and 2D Force and Moment Systems (Chapter 1 & 2, Engineering Mechanics,Statics, Meriam)
(week 45): 3D Force and Moment Systems (Chapter 2)
(week 46): Equilibrium (Chapter 3)
(week 47): Structures (Chapter 4)
(week 48): Distributed Forces and Center of Mass (Chapter 5)
(week 49): Introduction to Kinematics (Chapter 2, Mechanics, Dynamics, Meriam)
(week 50) Revision (drop in class - optional)
(week 51) Exam

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-19 - Exams
  • 2019-11-17 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-31 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-07 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics . Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-14 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-21 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-28 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-05 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-12 09:15 - 11:00 D4109 Mechanics Tutorial Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-19 09:15 - 12:00 D4109 Mechanics Exam Vihtonen Mathew
2020-01-07 13:15 - 16:45 D4109 Mechanics of Materials 1 - Feedback on Mechanics Exam at 16:00 Vihtonen Mathew
2020-03-09 09:15 - 12:00 D4107-08 Mechanics and Materials Design Re-Exam 1 No need to sign up. Just turn up within the first 30 minutes of the exam time. Vihtonen Mathew

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