ECTS - Basic Mechanics I-Statics

Basic Mechanics I-Statics (CE201) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Basic Mechanics I-Statics CE201 4 0 0 4 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATH 157 – Extended Calculus
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Tolga Akış
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide the theory of engineering mechanics of rigid body in details along with its applications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to characterize forces and moments acting upon a rigid body or a system of rigid bodies.
  • Students will be able to construct clear and concise free-body diagrams for any rigid body or system of rigid bodies.
  • Students will be able to develop equations of equilibrium from free-body diagrams.
  • Students will be able to solve equations of equilibrium.
  • Students will be able to apply fundamental design concepts.
Course Content General introduction, statics of particles, statics of rigid bodies, equivalent force systems, equilibrium, analysis of trusses, analysis of beams, friction, and geometric properties of surfaces.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction (Chapter 1 in Textbook) 1-14
2 Statics of Particles (Chapter 2) 15-72
3 Statics of Particles (Chapter 2) 15-72
4 Rigid Bodies: Equivalent System of Forces (Chapter 3) 73-156
5 Rigid Bodies: Equivalent System of Forces (Chapter 3) 73-156
6 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies (Chapter 4) 157-218
7 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies (Chapter 4) 157-218
8 Analysis of Trusses (Chapter 6) 284-352
9 Analysis of Trusses (Chapter 6) 284-352
10 Analysis of Beams (Chapter 7) 353-410
11 Analysis of Beams (Chapter 7) 353-410
12 Friction (Chapter 8) 411-470
13 Geometric Properties of Surfaces (Chapter 5 and Chapter 9) 219-283 & 471-556
14 Geometric Properties of Surfaces (Chapter 5 and Chapter 9) 219-283 & 471-556
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Vector Mechanics for Engineers–Statics, 7th SI Ed., Beer F. P., Johnston E. R. and Eisenberg E. R., McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Other Sources 2. Engineering Mechanics-Statics, 3rd SI Ed., Hibbeler, R. C., Prentice Hall, 2005.
3. Engineering Statics, 3rd SI Ed., Meriam J. L., Kraige L. G., John Wiley, 2003.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 Ability to formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8 Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9 Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 4 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 12 24
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 175