Mechanical Principles & Applications (bite-sized HE Course)Course Code: MPAUP Learning Aim Code: Z0001990 Full-time / Part-time: Part-time bite-sized HE course - a module from the BTEc HNC/D in Engineering Duration: 16 weeks - one half-day per week Campus: Paget Road campus
Is this the right course for me?
If you work in the engineering industry and want to further your knowledge of mechanical engineering, this short part-time module (part of the BTEc HNC/D in Engineering) will develop your understanding of an extended range of mechanical principles that underpin the design and operation of mechanical engineering systems.
We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, along with fabrication and welding equipment such as Tig, Mig and Arc welders and CAD suites.
What will I learn?
During this course you will learn how to determine the:
- Behavioural characteristics of materials subjected to complex loading systems
- Behavioural characteristics of loaded beams and cylinders
- Dynamic parameters of power transmission system elements
- Dynamic parameters of rotating systems
What skills will I gain?
By studying this course you will:
- Develop your understanding of complex loading systems
- Gain knowledge of the concept of volumetric strain and the relationship between elastic constants
- Learn how to determine dimensional changes in loaded cylinders
- Build on your existing knowledge of the relationship between the distribution of shear force and bending moment in loaded beams
- Learn how to investigate the balancing of rotating systems
- Understand how to determine flywheel mass
- Learn how to analyse the use of mechanical power transmission systems
- Extend your knowledge of rotating system elements
How will I be assessed?
What can I do next?
Completion of the module will enable you to:
What are the Entry Requirements?
As this module is part of an HNC/D qualification, you are required to be over 18 years of age and have the following qualifications:
- Mature students will be considered in light of relevant work/life experience- Non-EU students are required to have an IELTS or equivalent university qualification