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Who is the ‘Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering’ Course Designed For?
This course is suitable for anyone studying, or considering study in mechanical engineering at Level 3 or above.
If you are already studying mechanical engineering, then it is likely that you would benefit from compounding your understanding of the topics covered in this course.
If you are considering studying mechanical engineering at any level, then it is essential that you gain a sound knowledge of the application of key themes and principles, by mastering the skills contained in this course.
When studying a level 4 mechanical engineering qualification with any institution, it will be assumed that you can apply all of the principles covered in this course. If you study a higher level programme with the Engineers Academy®, then you will be given complementary access to this course, alongside your main programme, for revision purposes.
Disclaimer: Please note that you will not receive a level 3 qualification upon completion of this course, as it has been designed specifically to support students who are currently studying related disciplines, or who are preparing for further study of the subject. It is not a qualification in its own right.
If you are unsure, please Contact Us for more information before purchasing this online course.
What is included in the ‘Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering’ Course?
The list below provides an overview of the topics covered in this course:
1. Static Engineering Systems
- Finding the Resultant of Two Forces
- Finding the Resultant of Systems of Forces
- Non-Concurrent Co-Planar Force Systems
- Simply Supported Beams (Point Loads)
- Simply Supported Beams (UDLs)
- Cantilever and Over-Hanging Beams
- Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams (Graphical)
- Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams (Analytical)
- Direct Stress, Strain and Elastic Modulus
- Shear Stress, Strain and Modulus of Rigidity
- Series and Parallel Compound Bars
2. Dynamic Engineering Systems
- Equations of Motion
- Newton’s Second Law
- Simple Rotating Systems
3. Energy and Work
- Work, Energy and Power
- Conservation of Energy
- Conservation of Momentum
- Impact Loading
- Simple Lifting Machines
4. Fluid Systems
- Pressure Head, Thrust Force and Overturning Moments
- Fluid Flow in Tubes, Pipes and Ducts
- Archimedes’ Principle for Immersed Objects
5. Thermodynamic Systems
- Heat Transfer and Changes of State
- Thermal Expansion, Stress and Strain
- Gas Laws