Engineering Design and Mechanics - EENG3230

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Gianluca Marcelli checkmark-circle


Forces, moments and Equilibrium of rigid bodies, Work and energy, Elementary stress-strain analysis.
Engineering Design: Transformation of a client requirement into an engineering design statement, Decomposition and evaluation of design requirements, Consideration of the human and ergonomic factors in the design process, CAD based drawings and models via CAD tools, Realisation of CAD models using computer numerical control manufacturing machines


Contact hours

34 contact hours
116 hours of private study
Total hours for the module 150


Autumn Term

Method of assessment

Exam, 2 hours (60%)
Homework (15%)
Presentation (25%)

Indicative reading

- Engineering Mechanics: Statics – By: Michael Plesha, Gary Gray and Francesco Costanzo; McGraw-Hill Education; Second Edition, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0073380292.
- Mechanical Engineering Design: Principles and Concepts – By: Siraj Ahmed; PHI Learning, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-8120349315.
- Autodesk Fusion 360: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users Paperback – 2018. ISBN-13 : 978-1720851479

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
1. The fundamental principles of mechanics and their mathematical description.
2. The method of solving problems involving particles and extended bodies.
3. The principles of design processes.
4. The principles of CAD based drawings/models, and product manufacturing tools


  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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