Modiwl ICL-1017:
Mechanical Eng Principles

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Amcanion cyffredinol

This unit aims to build on L3 and L4 engineering science UNITS and delve deeper into understanding the forces governing static, dynamic, mechanical and thermodynamic engineering systems through an applied hands on approach which emulates real-world situations.

Cynnwys cwrs

Indicative content includes:

Mechanical Design Principles

  • Understand the theory of material properties and failure and how this influences mechanical design choices
  • Understand the theories of static strength, resilience, toughness and creep
  • Understand the principles of design for static strength and how to apply these
  • Understand the theory of fatigue failure including terminology, measurement, characteristic curves; Miner's Rule and S-N curves.
  • Understand failure reliability of an assembly and the cost of reliability and the tools for exploring the failure of a design including fault trees, failure modes and effects analysis
  • Understand and analyse engineering thermofluid systems, based on mass and energy conservation
  • Design products for thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and turbomachinery applications
  • Understand the principles of structural design, including; statics and dynamics, simply supported beam and torsion


  • Understand the Ideal Gas Law and its applications.
  • Understand the principles of heat and thermodynamics in chemical reactions
  • Understand and apply basic thermodynamic concepts: thermodynamic systems, states, properties, work, heat, energy.
  • Represent power generation and refrigeration cycles on T-S and P-H diagrams and determine the power generation or requirement for a given thermal duty.
  • Describe the significance of Chemical Potential in mixtures.
  • Use Standard heats and free energies of formation to evaluate equilibrium constants, and hence determine equilibrium concentrations in reacting mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures.
  • Understand deviation between ideal vs. real cycles
  • Be able to apply basic thermodynamic relationships to real problems
  • Carry out material and energy balance calculations separation processes by hand and using a computer package.

Meini Prawf


Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.


Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.


Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Explain thermodynamics and solve related problems.

  2. Explain mechanical design principles and solve related problems.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS Thermodynamics Lab

Individual written Laboratory assignment that demonstrates the ability to solve a series of problems involving thermodynamic principles.

GWAITH CWRS Mechanical Design Lab Assignment

Individual written laboratory assignment, solving a series of problems involving mechanical design principles.


Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Private study

Tutor-directed private study, including preparation.


A series of interactive lectures, workshops, web-based learning, problem solving exercises, individual and group activities and linked tutorials. Consideration of experimenting on materials will form an important part of the delivery illustrating the application of themes to real-world situations.


Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Identify emerging technologies and technology trends;
  • Apply underpinning concepts and ideas of engineering;
  • Formulate and analyse requirements and practical constraints of products, processes and services, place them in an engineering context and manage their implementation;
  • Solve problems logically and systematically;
  • Assess and choose optimal methods and approaches for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of engineering solutions.
  • Access and synthesize information and literature sources;
  • Use both verbal and written communication skills to different target audiences;
  • Communicate proposals persuasively and respond positively to feedback;
  • Analyse and display data using appropriate methods and mathematical techniques;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current advances and contemporary approaches in the discipline and have strategies for keeping that awareness current;


Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

Rhestr ddarllen

Bedford A, Liechti K and Fowler W (2002) Statics and Mechanics of Materials, Prentice Hall

Bolton W (2001) Engineering Science, Newnes

Hannah J and Hillier M J (1995) Applied Mechanics, Longman

Hannah J and Hillier M J (1999) Mechanical Engineering Science, Pearson

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