Mechanical Engineering

Kiron Mechanical Engineering Study Track aims to give students an understanding of the technical background of the analytical engineering approach to solving real-life problems. Mechanical engineering curriculum begins with scientific fundamentals in subjects such as mathematics, physics and chemistry. These are followed by more technical foundations in areas such as mechanics, materials science, thermodynamics and electronics. In addition, interdisciplinary skills in project management, quality management and business administration are also covered to various extents. 

“Mechanics I” is one of the fundamental engineering modules in the Mechanical Engineering Study Track.


Name: Mechanics I
Workload: 6 CP

This module provides an introduction to the basics of statics. The main focus is on the mathematical description of the performance of rigid structures carrying loads.
Topics include:

  • Equilibrium of coplanar/spatial force systems
  • Stable and unstable equilibrium
  • Statics of rigid bodies
  • Moments and internal forces in bars and beams
  • Truss systems
  • Surface friction
  • Reduction of spatial force systems
  • Principle of superposition
  • Principle of virtual work

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this module, students will:

  • be able to analyze arbitrary plane and spatial equilibrium systems based on the concept of forces and moments,
  • be capable of calculating internal forces and moments of linear structures,
  • be able to calculate system parameters influenced by friction,
  • be capable of applying the principle of virtual displacements,
  • be able to evaluate the stability of equilibrium positions.


Through Engineers’ Eyes: Engineering Mechanics by Experiment, Analysis and Design, University of New South Wales
Introduction to Engineering Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Applications in Engineering Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology