Fundamentals of Materials and Mechanics - EENG3240

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Amirhosein Sakhaei checkmark-circle


- Internal and external forces, stress and strain;
- linear, elastic, homogeneous, isotropic materials;
- Torsional loading and bending;
- Introduction to different types of materials and their specific mechanical properties: Metals; Polymers, Composites, Ceramics.


Contact hours

Contact hours 34
Private study hours 116
Total hours 150


Spring Term

Method of assessment

Exam, 2 hours (70%)
Coursework (30%)

Indicative reading

Mechanics of Materials – By: Russell C. Hibbeler; Pearson, 10th Edition, 2017. ISBN-13: 9780134319650.
Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System – By: Timothy A. Philpot, Jeffery S. Thomas, Wiley Global Education, 4th Edition, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781119340782.
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction – By: William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch, Wiley, 10th Edition, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-119-40549-8

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
1 The distinction between internal and external forces.
2 The concepts of stress, strain at a point and their relationships in different material types and different loads.
3 The characterization of mechanical properties of materials to solve problems.
4 Distinction of different types of materials through their mechanical properties.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Generate, analyse, present and interpret data
2. Communicate more effectively using a variety of methods
3 Make sound judgements based on basic theories
4 Manage their time and resources within a task.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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