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Kulliyyah / Institute Engineering

Department / Centre Mechanical Engineering

Programme All Engineering programmes

Name of Course / Mode Statics /Full time

Course Code MEC 1391/MECH1301

Name (s) of Academic
staff / Instructor(s)
Rationale for the
inclusion of the course / Required course for Aerospace, Automotive and Mechanical
module in the Engineering Programme
Semester and Year
Every Semester
Status Core
Level 1

Proposed Start Date

Batch of Student to be
Independent Learning

Face to Face Assessments



Total Student Learning


Time (SLT)

42 14 2 3 67 128
Credit Value / Hours 3/128

Pre-requisites (if any) None

Co-requisites (if any) None

Course Objectives The objectives of this course are to:
1. To present the fundamental laws that governs statics
problems and their applications.
2. To develop practical methodologies for solving engineering
mechanics problems.
3. To illustrate the extremely wide variety of statics-related
phenomena in everyday life and in modern technology.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Draw free body diagrams for problems in statics.
2. Identify forces and moments that a body experience.
3. Identify and use the correct method and equations for static
Learning Outcomes equilibrium problems.
4. Analyze simple structures, frames and machines and friction
5. Compute the centroid, center of mass and moments of
inertia of a body.
Skills and how they are developed and assessed:
Skills Development Assessment
Transferable Skills: Technical Lectures Written Assessment
Analytical Lectures Written Assessment

Teaching-Learning and
Lectures, quizzes assignments, mid-term and final exam.
assessment strategy
General principles of statics, force vectors, equilibrium, analysis of
Course Synopsis trusses, frames and machines, forces and moments, friction,
centroids and moment of inertia.
Mode of Delivery LO
Lecture and Tutorial Method %
1,2,3,4,5 Quiz 20
Assessment Methods 1,2,3, Mid-term Test 30
and Type/Course 1,2,3,4,5 Final Examination 50
State weightage of each
type of assessment.
Mapping of course / module to the Programme Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcome of the course Programme Outcomes
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
1. Draw free body diagrams for problems in statics.

2. Identify forces and moments that a body


3. Identify and use the correct method and equations

for static equilibrium problems.

4. Analyze simple structures, frames and machines.

5. Compute the centroid, center of mass and

moments of inertia of a body.

Content outline of the course / module and the SLT per topic
Weeks Topics Problems
Chapter 1
Fundamental concepts: force in a plane, review of Sec 1.1 - 1.6
vector calculus, force on a particle, resultant of two 4, 6, 17
forces, resultant of several concurrent forces, resolution Chapter 2
1, 2 12
of a force into components, rectangular components of Sec 2.1 - 2.9
a force, position vectors, unit vectors, force vectors 3, 6, 17, 23, 35, 46,
directed along a line, dot product 53, 62, 78, 91, 94, 98,
118, 130, 135
Chapter 3
Equilibrium of a particle: condition for the
Sec 3.1 - 3.4
3, 4 equilibrium of particle, Newtons laws of motion, the 16
free-body diagram, forces in space. 7, 14, 30, 35, 39, 46,
49, 51, 67.
Chapter 4
Force system resultants: moment of a force Scalar
Sec 4.1 - 4.7, 4.9
formulation. Cross product, moment of a force Vector
5, 6 F4.2, 24, 29, 40,
formulation, moment of a force about an axis, couple 16
moment, simplification of a force and couple system. F4.14, F4.17, 63, 82,
90, 112.
Reduction of simple distributed loading.
F4.40, 145, 153.
MIDTERM Syllabus Midterm
(TBD) Chp. 1, 2, 3, 4
Equilibrium of rigid body in two dimensions: free
body diagram, reactions at supports and connections for Chapter 5
a two-dimensional structure, equilibrium of a two-force
Sec 5.1 - 5.7
body, equilibrium of a three-force body.
7, 8 20 2, 3, 5, F5.4, 18, 24,
Equilibrium of a rigid body in three dimensions: 28, 32, 40.
conditions for rigid-body equilibrium, reactions at
F5.8, 69, 71, 74, 82
supports and connections for a three-dimensional rigid
Chapter 9
Centroids and centres of gravity: center of gravity of
a two-dimensional body, first moments of areas and Sect 9.1 - 9.2
9 8 F9.2, 2, 12, 22, 29,
lines, centroids of areas and lines by integration,
centroid of composite areas and wires. 31, F9.9, 59, 60,
61, 71
Moment of inertia: determination of the moment of Chapter 10
10 inertia of an area by integration. Moment of inertia of 8 Sec 10.1 10.4
composite areas. 4, 6, 12, 25, 31, 37, 41
Chapter 6
Analysis of structures: definition of a truss, simple
Sec 6.1 6.3
11 trusses, analysis of trusses by the method of joints, 10
zero-force members. F6.3, 2, 4, 7, 13, 24
(using joint method)
Chapter 6
Sec 6.6
Analysis of frame and machines: which cease to be
12, 13 16 F6.16, F6.17, F6.19,
rigid when detached from their supports, machines.
63, 65, 78, 80, 85, 89,
94, 98, 102, 105
Chapter 8
Friction: introduction, the laws of dry friction,
Sec 8.1 8.2
14 coefficients of friction, angles of friction, problems 8
involving dry friction. F8.5, F8.7, 1, 4, 7, 15,
35, 41, 50
Required references supporting the course
The reference lists shall be presented in accordance with APA bibliographic practices and in alphabetical order.

Hibbeler, R.C. 13th Edition (2013). Engineering Mechanics: Statics, SI Edition, Prentice Hall.

Recommended references supporting the course

Beer, F. P., Johnston Jr., E.R., Mazurek David, Eisenberg Elliot R. (2010). Vector Mechanics
for Engineers: Statics, McGraw-Hill Ryerson,
Riley, W. F. and Sturges, L. D.( 1993 ). Engineering Mechanics: Statics, John Wiley & Sons.
Shames, I. H. (1998). Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Prentice Hall.

Prepared by: Checked by: Approved by:

Syed Muhammad Kashif Meftah Hrairi Prof. Emeritus Dato' Wira Ir.
Assistant Professor Head of Department Dr. Md Noor bin Salleh
Kulliyyah of Engineering Kulliyyah of Engineering Dean
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Programme Learning Outcome (PO): At the end of the programme, Students are able to:

No Programme Outcome for KOE, IIUM

1. Engineering Knowledge (T) -Apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, engineering

fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering

2. Problem Analysis (T) Identify, formulate, research relevant literature and analyze complex
engineering problems, and reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of
mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences;

3. Design/Development of Solutions (A) Design solutions, exhibiting innovativeness, for

complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet
specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal,
economical, ethical, environmental and sustainability issues.

4. Investigation (D) Conduct investigation into complex problems, displaying creativeness, using
research-based knowledge, and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and
interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions;

5. Modern Tool Usage (A & D) -Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and
modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering
activities, with an understanding of the limitations;

6. The Engineer and Society (ESSE) -Apply reasoning based on contextual knowledge to assess
societal, health, safety, legal, cultural, contemporary issues, and the consequent responsibilities
relevant to professional engineering practices.

7. Environment and Sustainability (ESSE) -Understand the impact of professional engineering

solutions in societal, global, and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and
need for sustainable development;

8. Ethics (ESSE) Apply professional ethics with Islamic values and commit to responsibilities
and norms of professional engineering code of practices.

9. Communication (S) -Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the

engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write
effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive
clear instructions;

10 Individual and Team Work (S) -Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or
leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

11. Life Long Learning (S) -Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to
engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

12. Project Management and Finance (S) -Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
engineering management and financial principles and apply these to ones own work, as a
member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary settings, and identify
opportunities of entrepreneurship.
The program learning outcomes (PO) are grouped into 5 general areas to identify the nature of
the skills and capability involved. These groups are:
1. Technical (T) essential capabilities related to traditional scientific and engineering
2. Analysis (A) creatively working with available data and engineering tools and fundamental
knowledge to correctly solve basic problem
3. Design (D) being able to perceive the best solution for both small scale and large scale
project by involving all required basic problems
4. Ethics, Safety, Society and Environment (ESSE) - giving appropriate consideration to matters
pertaining to professionalism and ethics, safety, local and global society and the environment
5. Work skills (S) being and effective communicator and effective member of a team and to
appreciate the need to continuously acquired skills and abilities.