Course detail

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

FSI-1SIAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course acquaints students with the basic characteristics of mechanical engineering. It guides them through the life cycle of machines. They will be introduced to the function of basic types of machines.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student of the fundamentals of mechanical engineering program will gain a comprehensive idea of what mechanical engineering is and what sub-disciplines it is divided into. Based on this, he will better understand the importance of other theoretical basis subjects.

Prerequisites

Interest in the mechanical engineering.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MOAVENI, Saeed. Engineering fundamentals: an introduction to engineering. 4th ed. United States: Cengage Learning, c2011. ISBN 978-1-4390-6208-1. (EN)
MOAVENI, Saeed. Engineering fundamentals: an introduction to engineering. 4th ed. United States: Cengage Learning, c2011. ISBN 978-1-4390-6208-1. (EN)
KEMKA, Vladislav. Stavba a provoz strojů: stroje a zařízení pro SPŠ strojní. 1. Praha: Informatorium, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7333-075-0. (CS)
KEMKA, Vladislav. Stavba a provoz strojů: stroje a zařízení pro SPŠ strojní. 1. Praha: Informatorium, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7333-075-0. (CS)
FISCHER, Ulrich. Základy strojnictví. 1. Praha: Europa-Sobotáles, 2004. ISBN 80-867-0609-5. (CS)
FISCHER, Ulrich. Základy strojnictví. 1. Praha: Europa-Sobotáles, 2004. ISBN 80-867-0609-5. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of lectures, which have the character of basic principles of mechanical engineering.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Elaborate an essay on a specific product, machine, product or technology resulting from mechanical engineering. The professional and stylistic quality of the essay and the resources used are evaluated. The choice of topic should reflect the student's future professional interests. The evaluation may include a test of the lectured material.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim is to understand the essence of the work of mechanical engineer and to realize his professional responsibility. Understanding the process of developing new products or processes typical of mechanical engineering, such as machines, apparatus, equipment and technological processes.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Controlled participation in lessons: The form of substitution of missed lessons for serious reasons is solved by teaching assignments from elearning.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Science, technology and engineering. Engineering, mechanical engineering. Engineering ethics.
2. Machine, process, service. Product life cycle. Basic types of machines.
3. Conceptual development of the machine. From idea to final product. Design process. Designing. Modeling. Experiment. Measurement.
4. Drive machines. Electric motors, internal combustion engines, turbines, hydraulic and pneumatic drive machines. Hybrid drives.
5. Compressors, pumps and other driven machines.
6. Cooperation of driving and driven machine. Meaning of gearboxes, clutches.
7. Machines for processing raw materials, materials and semi-finished products (production machines).
8. Machines for transport of solid, liquid and gaseous substances. Cranes, conveyors, in-house logistics.
9. Transport machines, motor vehicles, rail vehicles, airplanes, ships.
10. Process engineering, chemical and food processing machines.
11. Energy equipment (electricity generation) and technical treatment of the environment. Energy storage.
12. Control and regulation technology. Mechatronics. Industry 4.0.
13. Methods of engineering work. Team work. Communication and presentation skills. Software tools.

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