Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the module Introduction to mechanics and thermodynamics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have an understanding of concepts such as force, moment and static equilibrium
  • Have an understanding of the area moments of inertia and mass moments of inertia
  • Have an understanding of the kinematics of rigid bodies
  • Have an understanding of the kinetics of rigid bodies and systems of bodies in planar motion
  • Have knowledge about 3D kinetics of rigid bodies
  • Have an understanding of basic solid mechanics, including strain, stress and torsion
  • Have understanding of the stresses in homogeneous beams, rods and shafts, including stress distribution in tension/compression, torsion and bending
  • Have knowledge about the deflections of beams under loading


  • Be able to select appropriate supports/end fixings for analysis of mechanical systems and their components
  • Be able to analyse rigid planar mechanical structures, both statically and dynamically
  • Be able to determine the area moments of inertia and mass moments of inertia of selected elements
  • Be able to describe the forces and their action on rigid bodies in 3D
  • Be able to analyse strains and stresses in elastic beams under various loading conditions
  • Be able to analyse basic cases of deflections of beams


  • Be able to use the acquired skills to the development and analysis of models of mechanical systems
  • Be able to use the professional approach to analysis of mechanical systems in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Be able to identify their own learning needs and to structure own learning in mechanical engineering

Type of instruction

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following types of instruction that combine skills and re-flection:

  • lectures
  • class teaching
  • project work
  • workshops
  • exercises (individually and in groups)
  • teacher feedback
  • professional reflection
  • portfolio work
  • laboratory work
  • e-learning

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examMechanics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMekanik
Module codeN-EN-B4-3A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science