ENG06060 2016 Introduction to Engineering
The aim of this module is to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of physical quantities relevant to a variety of engineering disciplines. Topics covered include motion, force, pressure, heat, sound, and light.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of physical quantities and specify appropriate units for these quantities.
Define quantities relating to kinematics and apply the equations of motion to solve problems.
State Newton's laws of motion and apply these laws in the solution of elementary problems.
State the laws of fluids and solve problems relating to fluids under pressure.
State thermometric properties of materials and perform heat calculations.
Identify the characteristics of sound waves/light waves and discuss technological applications.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered via weekly lectures.
Module Assessment Strategies
The module will feature ongoing continuous assessment.
Repeat candidates will be required to attend for a repeat examination.
Displacement, velocity, acceleration, mass, density, force, pressure, and work.
Velocity and Acceleration
Distance and displacement; graphs relating distance, time, and speed; linear velocity; acceleration; equations of motion.
Mass and force; momentum; Newton’s laws of motion.
Density; variation of pressure with depth in a liquid; properties of fluid pressure; measurement of gauge pressure.
Temperature; thermometric properties; use of thermometric properties to measure temperature; states of matter; conduction, convection, and radiation.
Mechanical waves; general characteristics of waves; characteristics of sound waves; speed of sound in different media; characteristics of notes; technological applications of sound waves.
Wave nature of light; wave phenomena; wavelength and colour; electromagnetic spectrum; applications of light from the various classes of the electromagnetic spectrum in science and technology.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2000 Real World Physics Folens
2015 Engineering Science Longman
1999 Mechanical Engineering Science Prentice-Hall
2013 Leaving Cert Physics Educate.ie