ENG06062 2017 Intermediate Engineering Mechanics

General Details

Full Title
Intermediate Engineering Mechanics
Transcript Title
Intermediate Engineering Mecha
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Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Sheridan
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_S06 201900 Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Analysis and Automation SG_EMSYS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems
  • The student will determine stress in materials used in compound bars. 
  • The student will perform calcualtions involving shear stress, shear strain, and poisson's ratio.
  • The student will draw shear force and bending moment diagrams.
  • The student will calculate stress in thin walled pressure vessels, and thin rotating rings.
  • The student will make calculations involving torsion.
  • The student will do calculations involving thermal strain..


This module is jointly taught by a number of lecturers and includes many examples of how mechanics is used in real life situations

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Calculate stresses in each material of a compound bar.


Be able to manipulate and perform calculations involving shear stress, shear strain, and poisson's ratio.


Perform calculations invollving stress in thin walled pressure vessels and thin rotating rings.


Be able to manipulate the formula involving torsion to determine safe loads.  


Be able to determine and draw bending moment and shear force diagrams for various beams.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be taught online using conference software plus each week an online assessment will be completed.

Module Assessment Strategies

The learning outcomes will be assessed by a weekly online assessment plus an end of semester examination.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be by way of sitting another examination on the subject. Alternatively, at the discretion of the lecturer, assignemnts covering the deficient areas of the course may be set.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Compound bars
  2. Shear stress, shear strain, modulus of rigidity, and poisson's ratio.
  3. bending moment and shear force diagrams.
  4. Thin walled pressure vessels.
  5. Thin rotating rings.
  6. Torsion.
  7. Thermal strain.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam End of semester exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 80 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Preparation for online lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Solution of problems set by the lecturer during the weekly class 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Undertaling the online quiz 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

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