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Level: 2


This course builds on the Mechanical foundation gives students a good basic understanding of strength of materials and mechanical structures using SolidWorks ®™.


After completing the course students will be able to:

  • Understand and use the strength of materials and the forces involved
  • Design and build a complex model structure
  • Understand how materials are integrated into the world of Mechatronics


Course Contents

  • Understand and produce force and shear diagrams
  • Apply Newton’s Laws
  • Calculate loads and forces within a complex static system
  • Consider various methods to calculate forces
  • Investigate the stresses and strains of different materials
  • Use SolidWorks ®™ to analyse the strength of structures
  • Design and build a model complex structure


Tutorial Project: – build a model of a bridge and explore its strength as well as reverse engineer a hydraulic jack.
Design Project: – design, build and present a model related to the course material.


Duration: 10 weeks