Engineering Mechanics
2012-2013 - BYG1063 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students acquire understanding of and ability to calculate the most basic problems concerning statics and strength of materials.
The students explain basic principles, understand when methods may be used or may not be used, show ability to use their understanding to solve problems.


1) Statics: Fundamental concepts, two dimensional force systems, objects and structures in equilibrium, cables, centroids, english terms, and more.
2) Strength of materials: Analysis of stress and strain, elasticity, shearing force and bending moments, stress and deformation of beams, buckling, torque, english terms, and more.

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Multiple Choice Test(s) (counts 30%)
Written Exam, 4 hours (counts 70%)
There will be 6 multiple choice tests; the 4 best of these give one grade that counts 30%.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner

Re-sit examination

Only the written exam.

Examination support


John Haugan: "Formler og tabeller"

Coursework Requirements

1 individual work.

Teaching Materials

Øistein Vollen (2010). Mekanikk for ingeniører. Statikk og fasthetslære, NKI Forlaget