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Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2023-2024 (archived)

Module ENGI1091: Solid Mechanics and Structures 1

Department: Engineering

ENGI1091: Solid Mechanics and Structures 1

Type Tied Level 1 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2023/24 Module Cap Location Durham
Tied to H100
Tied to H103


  • As specified in programme regulations


  • As specified in programme regulations

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • As specified in programme regulations


  • This module is designed solely for students studying Department of Engineering degree programmes.
  • It provides a working knowledge of solid mechanics, structures and structural analysis
  • It shows how the material covered fits into the wider engineering context


  • Mechanics at the material point
  • Mechanics of static systems
  • Problem sheets

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • A grounding in basic mechanics, and analysis of structural systems
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Solution of problems at the material point and structure level
Key Skills:
  • General problem solving skills
  • Numerical skills appropriate to an engineer

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Lectures and associated tutorials, as lectures are the most efficient way to impart the required knowledge in this context
  • Application of course material to regular problem sheets, as this reinforces knowledge and provides training in problem solving
  • Written examinations, as these can directly assess knowledge, understanding and problem solving ability.
  • Students are able to make use of staff 'Tutorial Hours' to discuss any aspect of the module with teaching staff on a one-to-one basis. These are sign up sessions available for up to one hour per week per lecture course.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 40 2 per week 1 hour 40
Tutorial Hours As required Weekly sign up sessions Up to an hour 8
Reading, problem sheet completion and other self-guided learning activities 152
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Examination Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Examination 2 hours 100% Yes

Formative Assessment:

Problem sheets

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University