BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.
This course introduces the basics for the design and analysis of many types of structures and mechanical devices encountered in engineering. Topics include trigonometry, vector analysis, forces, moments, free body diagrams (FBD) and equilibrium, applied to the analysis of frames, trusses, machines, cable-pulley systems and systems with friction.
No class will be held on Monday, February 21st - Family Day. Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Solve problems in engineering mechanics using Imperial and Metric Units. 
Describe standard engineering practices as applied to engineering mechanics. 
Add vectors by graphical, vector component, and trigonometric methods. 
Construct free body diagrams. 
Calculate reaction forces and moments on rigid bodies. [1, 2]
Calculate forces on cable pulley systems. [1, 2]
Calculate internal forces in trusses. [1, 2]
Calculate internal forces in frames. [1, 2]
Determine frictional forces. [1, 2]
Calculate area properties (centroids and moments of inertia). 
Effective as of Fall 2018
MECH 1141 is offered as a part of the following programs: