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MECH 1141 - Statics

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course 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.





Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 46251

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 19 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 19 Mon/Wed 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 117


Johan Fourie

Course Outline




  1. No class will be held on Monday February 12th - Family Day. 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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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, 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.
  • Calculate forces on cable pulley systems.
  • Calculate internal forces in trusses.
  • Calculate internal forces in frames
  • Determine frictional forces.
  • Calculate area properties (centroids and moments of inertia).

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

MECH 1141 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Systems Option)
    Full-time   Diploma


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