Student Learning Outcomes

- Describe the engineering profession and engineering ethics, including professional practice and licensure.

- Use technical communication skills to explain the analysis and results of introductory group projects and exercises in engineering and computer science.
- Explain the engineering analysis and design processes.
- Analyze data collected during laboratory exercises designed to expose the student to the different engineering disciplines.
- Describe the impact engineering has had on the modern world.
- As part of a team, design a simple engineering device, write a design report, and present the design.
- Demonstrate computer literacy.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- State the fundamental principles used in the study of mechanics.
- Define magnitude and direction of forces and moments and identify associated scalar and vector products.
- Draw free body diagrams for two- and three-dimensional force systems.
- Solve problems using the equations of static equilibrium.
- Compute the moment of force about a specified point or line.
- Replace a system of forces by an equivalent simplified system.
- Analyze the forces and couples acting on a variety of objects.
- Determine unknown forces and couples acting on objects in equilibrium.
- Analyze simple trusses using the method of joints or the method of sections.
- Determine the location of the centroid and the center of mass for a system of discrete particles and for objects of arbitrary shape.
- Analyze structures with a distributed load.
- Calculate moments of inertia for lines, areas, and volumes.
- Apply the parallel axis theorem to compute moments of inertia for composite regions.
- Solve problems involving equilibrium of rigid bodies subjected to a system of forces and moments that include friction.
- Solve problems involving dry sliding friction, including problems with wedges and belts.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Express dynamic quantities as vectors in terms of Cartesian components, polar coordinates, and normal-tangential coordinates.
- Compute mass moments of inertia for systems of particles and rigid bodies.
- Solve kinematic problems involving rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles.
- Solve kinetic problems involving a system of particles using Newton's Second Law.
- Apply the principles of work and energy, conservation of energy, impulse and momentum, and conservation of momentum to the solution of engineering problems involving particles and systems of particles.
- Solve kinematic problems involving the translation and rotation of a rigid body.
- Solve kinetic problems involving planar translation and rotation of rigid bodies.
- Apply the principles of work and energy, conservation of energy, impulse and momentum, and conservation of momentum to the solution of engineering problems involving rigid bodies in planar motion.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Solve problems involving the mechanical properties of materials under various types of loadings and calculate stresses and strains and material deformation.
- Determine stress and strain in axially loaded structural members for uniform and nonuniform loading.
- Determine stress and strain in torsionally loaded structural members for uniform and nonuniform loading.
- Compute the stress state both analytically and graphically at various orientation angles.
- Compute the principal normal stresses and maximum shear stresses.
- Draw the shear force and bending moment diagrams and determine the maximum shear and maximum bending moment for various types of beam loadings.
- Calculate the normal and shear stresses in beams of various types of cross sections subjected to various loadings.
- Compute stresses and strains in pressure vessels.
- Compute stresses and strains in beams subjected to combined loadings.
- Determine beam deflection and find the equation of the deflection curve for various beam types and beam loadings for statically determinate and indeterminate beams.
- Solve practical engineering problems subjected to various constraints similar to those encountered in engineering design.

*Last updated:
September 19, 2017
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