SCQF Level 7


40 Hours over 6 Months




  • Engineering

Why take this course?

This Unit has been designed to allow you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in basic static and strength of materials concepts and theorems that underpin so much of more advanced studies in mechanical engineering. If you have studied these subjects before, the early parts of this Unit will provide you with an opportunity to revise the concepts and theorems you have learnt in previous courses.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

You will have the opportunity to study the ways in which a variety of methods such as nodal analysis, vector analysis and method of section can lead to the same results and that material properties are extremely important within design.

Theoretical knowledge and understanding is extremely valuable, but it is also important that you are able to set your theoretical knowledge within a practical mechanical context. It is therefore a priority that during the unit, you will be provided with the opportunity to relate theory to practice through practical experiments and computer simulations (based on mechanical problems). By the end of the Unit you will be expected to solve static and strength of material problems using the concepts and theorems you have learned. You will also be expected to sketch vector, shear force and bending moment diagrams.