Ⅰ.Program Objectives

 The program produces versatile students with sound knowledge of mathematics, physics, and mechanics and with principles and skills of computer application. Aiming at preparing students for high quality education, the program is aimed at establishing the fundamental knowledge and application skills of mechanical modeling, analysis, computation and experiment, and the abilities to the application, research and development of the engineering system softwares.

Ⅱ.Learning Outcomes

(1) Knowledge Requirements:

1.Basic knowledge of natural science, including Calculus and Engineering Mathematics, Computational Methods,as well as the Physics, Computer application science;

2.Good technical knowledge, including Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Elasticity,Fluid Mechanics, Application of Engineering Material, Engineering Drawing, Finite Element Method,Experimental Mechanics,Mechanics of Vibration,Structural Mechanics,Fatigue and Fracture,Computational Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Composites,  and Plasticity;

3.Basic instrumental knowledge, including writing and expression ability of English, basic knowledge of information science and retrieval method of the literature and information, basic computer knowledge, advanced programming language and software application technology related to engineering analysis;

4.The field which is related to the society development, including the industry, design, study and regulations related to engineering analysis;

5.Basic knowledge of the humanities and social sciences, including the economics, philosophy, history, sustainable development knowledge among the society, economy and environment, as well as regulations, public policy and management of the economics.

(2)Ability Requirements:

1.Ability to grasp knowledge and continual study, including searching the literature via several different ways, development directions of the subjects and countries, independent learning and knowledge updating.

2. Experimental scheme drafting, operating and data analysis; Skills to use and develop software, ability to analyze and solve engineering problems, ability to solve the engineering technical problems with mechanical experiments;

3. Ability to design and develop engineering structure, devices and product with the basic knowledge and training in engineering;

4. Application of knowledge in mathematics, natural science and engineering mechanics;

 (3) Personal Qualities Requirements:

1.Physical health, including good exercising and hygiene habits, so that the major could be concentrated.

2.Humanistic quality, including n moral character, scientific world view, correct outlook on life, a sense of serving for the human progress, and a good psychological quality.

3.Scientific quality, including the precise, factualistic, innovative spirits, as well as scientific mode of thinking focused on the engineering problems.

4.Understanding of social obligation and professional ethics;

5.Advanced communication and team work;

6.Understanding the influence of engineering mechanics on the world and society based on broad knowledge and understanding of modern society issues; research skills and awareness of innovation。

Ⅲ.Program Highlights

1.Aiming at preparing students for high quality education, the program produces student-oriented education with versatile skills who are well prepared to do practical and innovation research work.

2.This program pays much attention to the knowledge and skills nurturing of mathematics, physics, mechanics and computer application.

3.Through different forms of social practice, this program emphasizes on the training of practical ability, model analysis ability and innovation ability to establish students’ capacity of independent scientific research and development.

4.The program selects its excellent students (about 25% of the whole students) to provide them with opportunities for further education through many ways: working toward their Master Degree at HUST or other universities straightforwardly as recommended students (starting with the seventh semester), or working toward their Doctor Degree at HUST straightforwardly as recommended students

Ⅳ.Academic Disciplines

Mechanics

Ⅴ.Program Length and Degree

Program Length: 4 years

Degrees Conferred: Bachelor of Engineering

Ⅵ.Credits Hours and Units

Minimum curriculum credits (including courses and practicum) must be 160 credits, and the major-related basic courses and core courses cannot be covered using credits from other courses in the program.

Minimum Extracurricular Credits:5 Credits.

Ⅶ.Main Courses

Calculus、Linear Algebra、Complex Functions and Integral Transformation、Mathematics Physics Equations and Special Functions、Computational Methods、Physics、Theoretical Mechanics、Material Mechanics、Mechanics of Elasticity、Fluid Mechanics、Finite Element Method、Experimental Mechanics、Mechanics of Vibration、Structural Mechanics、Fatigue and Fracture、Computational Fluid Mechanics、Mechanics of Composites、 Plasticity、Heat and Mass Transfer。

Computational Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Composites, Fatigue and Fracture, and Heat and Mass Transfer are bilingual lessons.

Ⅷ.Practicum Module(Experiments Included)

Course Project、Professional Experiments、Mechanical Engineering Practice、Electrical Engineering Practice、Internship Program、 Undergraduate Thesis

Course Schedule:

course type
required/elective

course code

course name

hrs

crs
 
semester

extra-cur.

exp.

operation
General Education Core Curriculum
required
0508453                                          Fundamental English (Ⅰ) 56 3.5       1

required
0508463                                          Fundamental English (Ⅱ) 56 3.5       2

required
0400111                                                           Physical Education (Ⅰ) 32 1       1

required
0400121                                                       Physical Education (Ⅱ) 32 1       2

required
0400131                                                          Physical Education (Ⅲ) 32 1       3

required
0400141                                                        Physical Education (Ⅳ) 32 1       4

required
0700011

 Calculus (Ⅰ)

《Calculus》 is a mathematical subject, which studies the functions, applies the method of limits (i.e. limit process like infinitesimals and infinite approximation) to analyze and deal with issues, with 80 class hours. The teaching content includes: function limits and continuity, differential calculus of one variable functions and its appliances, integral calculus of one variable functions and its appliances and infinite series.The Methods of discussion and case study will be used in this course, and the capacity of quick-primary policy analysis will be emphasized.

88 5.5       1

required
0700012

 Calculus (Ⅱ)

《Calculus》is a mathematical subject, which studies the functions, applies the method of limits (i.e. limit process like infinitesimals and infinite approximation) to analyze and deal with issues, with 40class hours. The teaching content includes: Vector Algebra and Analytic Geometry in Space ,Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions and its Applications, Double integral, Integral Calculus of Multivariable Scalar Functions ,Fourier Series.By learning this course, students would master the basic concept, theory and method of calculus .with comparatively proficient arithmetic skills, in order to establish required mathematical basics for learning consequent courses and obtaining further mathematical knowledge; students would be cultivated by the way of thinking of advanced mathematics and the basic practice of solving practical problems; students would be cultivated by certain ability of abstract way of thinking, logical reasoning, space imagination and the ability of utilize the learned knowledge comprehensively to analyze and solve the practical problems. The Methods of discussion and case study will be used in this course, and the capacity of quick-primary policy analysis will be emphasized.

88 5.5       2

required
0700051

  Linear Algebra (Ⅰ)

It includes the theory of solving linear equations, the basic theory of matrix, linear space, linear transformation and quadratic form, which are very useful in science and technology.

40 2.5       2
 
required
0700071    Complex Functions & Integral Transformation 40 2.5       3

required
0700063

 Probability and Mathematics Statistic (Ⅲ)

This is an important basic course for undergraduate students. The main theme of the subject is the study of the quantitative patterns of "random phenomena", including events and probability, random variables and their distributions, the numeric characters of random variables, the law of large numbers, and the central limit theorem, statistical quantities and sampling distribution, the point estimation and interval estimation of parameters, the hypothesis testing of parameters and the fitting testing of probability distribution, variance analysis and regression analysis.

40 2.5       3

required
0700081  Mathematics Physics Equation and Special Functions (I) 40 2.5       4

required
0700048

 Physics (Ⅰ)

University Physics A1 includes the following contents: Newton’s mechanics on calculus level, rotational motion of rigid body, theory of relativity; oscillations and wave motion, thermodynamics; foundation of electrostatics. The learning of the course enables students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the moving of objects, giving an initial training of students’ methods of thinking and capabilities to investigate problems scientifically. It cans also lay students a solid physical foundation for further learning (for Polytechnic postgraduates) and for learning new theories, new knowledge and new technologies.

64 4       2

required
0700049

 Physics (Ⅱ)

University Physics A2 includes the following contents: electromagnetism, optics; the foundation of quantum physics; selected lecture of the advance front in physics. The learning of the course enables students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the moving of objects, giving an initial training of students’ methods of thinking and capabilities to investigate problems scientifically. It cans also lay students a solid physical foundation for further learning (for Polytechnic postgraduates) and for learning new theories, new knowledge and new technologies.

64 4       3

required
0706891

 Physics Experiments (Ⅰ)

The course content mainly bases on basic experiments and design experiments. To develop students ability to solve practical problems and to innovate , the application of modern technology in physics experiments has opened,  the comprehensive experimental and design experiments are in the more proportion of the course, which helps students lay a solid foundation for the subsequent experiments and future research work.          

32 1   32   2

required
0706901

  Physics Experiments (Ⅱ)

The course content mainly bases on basic experiments and design experiments. To develop students ability to solve practical problems and to innovate , the application of modern technology in physics experiments has opened,  the comprehensive experimental and design experiments are in the more proportion of the course, which helps students lay a solid foundation for the subsequent experiments and future research work.            

24 0.75   24   3

required
0827781

 Advanced Programming Language (C++)

Through the C++ language and object oriented programming technology study, he student will understand the C++ object-oriented programming structure, grasp the concept of class and object, learn object-oriented program design method. They will have the basic ability of analyzing and solving the problem with computer, and the basic ability of object-oriented program design.

48 3     8 1

required
0833174

 Database Technology and Application

Fundamentals of database, data models, relationship models, database managing system, database language, design of database system, application of database technology, future trend of database technology.

32 2     8 4
 
required
1100011   Military Theory 16 1       1

required
    Electives in Humanities & Social Science 160 10       1-8
 Discipline-related General Courses
required
0835241   An Introduction to Mechanics 16 1       1

required
 

Engineering Graphics

The curriculum content mainly includes civil engineering drawing principle, building construction working drawings and making engineering drawings with AutoCAD. Civil engineering drawing principle includes drawing standards, section and section drawing. Building working drawings includes floor plan, building elevation, cutaway view making drawings, stairs detailing; Construction working drawings includes housing foundation drawings, construction plans, detailing of reinforced concrete structures ;with AutoCAD includes: dimensional information notations on  working drawings, etc. and engineering drawing making and so on. Through this curriculum’s study, students will grasp the engineering drawing principle and making drawing with a computer, and then build the foundation for following course.

32 2     6 2

required
080008a

   Theoretical Mechanics (Ⅰ)

The course includes three parts: statics, kinematics, and dynamics, divided into fourteen chapters. The first part, statics, introduces basic concepts and principles of statics, reduction and equilibrium of force system, and friction, etc. The second part, kinematics, covers kinematics of a point, translation and rotation of rigid bodies, composite motion of a point, and plane motion of rigid bodies. The third part, dynamics, covers fundamental laws of kinetics and differential equations of a particle, the principle of impulse and momentum, generalized theorem of dynamics, D’ Alembert principle, and principle of virtual displacement.

72 4.5       2

required
0800071

Material Mechanics (Ⅰ)

Mechanics of materials is an important and basic course in engineering and applied science. The main contents include the analysis of strength and stiffness of a bar under axial tension and compression, torsion, bending, shearing and combined loadings, analysis of stress state, stress-stress relation, equivalent stress and the theory of strength, stability of column and critical stress, energy method, statically indeterminate problems, dynamic stress and fatigue etc.

72 4.5   6   3

required
0800384

FORTRAN Language

This course is designed for the undergraduate students of non-computer major. The course introduces the basic knowledge and programming skills of FORTRAN software, help students develop reading comprehension ability and programming ability with good coding style.

32 2     8 3

required
0817581  Tensor Analysis 24 1.5       4

required
0800291

Computational Methods (Ⅰ)

It includes: error, interpolation, direct and iterative method for solving linear system, computing of Eigen values, numerical quadrate, numerical methods for solving nonlinear equations and numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations. The course is aimed the student to know not only the theory of numerical analysis, but also to solve the problem in computer. One software for computing is required.

40 2.5     8 4

required
080006a

  Fluid Mechanics (Ⅰ)

Fluid mechanics is a course to study the basic principles of fluids in motion and the application in engineering. It is a compulsory and specialized core course for undergraduate students majoring in Civil Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering. The teaching focuses on the basic principle of Fluid Mechanics concerning with the specialized core courses and special courses of Hydrology, Earth Mechanics, engineering geology, Civil Engineering Construction, Building Implements, and helps students to understand the relation between civil engineering and atmosphere and water environment.

72 4.5   8   4

required
0800265

   Mechanics of Structures

This course presents the configuration rules for plane geometrically stable systems and the geometric configuration analysis methods for plane bar-type systems. It presents the internal-force and displacement analysis methods and internal-force and deformation properties for various types of statically determinate structures including beams, rigid frames, trusses, composite structures and three-hinged arches. It presents the influence lines and their applications to statically determinate structures and finally the fundamental approaches for analysis of the internal forces of statically indeterminate structures, including the force method and the displacement method.

48 3     8 4
Major-specific Core Courses
required
0806701 Mechanics of Elasticity 72 4.5       4

required
0801271 Experimental Mechanics(Ⅰ) 72 4.5   24   5

required
0800191

  Electrical Engineering

This course is designed for the undergraduate students of non-electrical major. The course content includes the basic theory, analytical method, application and development of electrotechnics. By helping the students master the necessary circuit theory and electrotechnics, this course lays the necessary basis for the future work of related fields and sientific research.

48 3   8   5

required
0807302

Engineering Matemials

This course mainly covers the basic properties of civil engineering materials, inorganic gas-rigid cementitious materials, cement, concrete, mortar, admixtures, construction steel, waterproof materials, wall materials and roofing materials, synthetic polymer materials, architectural decoration materials, insulation materials and sound-absorbing material and so on. Learning through this course, students could master the basic theory and basic knowledge of the main content, technical properties, quality testing, application technology of civil engineering materials. This course was favor to select and use the civil engineering materials for the future in civil engineering practice and provide the basis theoretical knowledge of civil engineering materials for follow-up professional courses. And through the Civil Engineering Material Testing, student could receive training in basic skills testing and analysis, processing experimental data, the preparation of test reports and master the relevant test methods and criteria.

40 2.5       5

required
0800184   Fundament of Mechanical Design 32 2       5

required
0834062

  Finite Element Method

“Introduction to Finite Element Method” mainly includes fundamental theory of finite element method for theory of elasticity and focuses on the beam elements, plane elements, isoperimetric elements and their implementation using MATLAB. The software of finite element method, say ANSYS, is also introduced for the sake of practical analysis of structures in civil engineering.

48 3       5

required
0801331  Computational Fluid Mechanics 40 2.5     8 5

required
0819771  Experimental Fluid Mechanics 32 2   8   5

required
0806752 Mechanics of Plates and Shells 32 2       6

required
0813542 Fundament of Plasticity 32 2       6

required
801311 Mechanics of Vibration 64 4   8   6
Major-specific Electives
required
0806913 Fatigue and Fracture 56 3.5   4   6

Elective
0803423 Mechanics of Composites  32 2     4 6

Elective
0835461  Heat and Mass Transfer 32 2     4 6

Elective
0835251  Modeling & Simulation of Engineering Structure 48 3     10 7

Elective
0835481 Aerodynamics 32 2       7

Elective
0835471 Application of CFD Software 24 1.5     4 7

Elective
0804954

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics is an important specialty base course for Civil Engineering majors in colleges. The goal of the course is to teach students the basic concept and basic principle of Soil Mechanics, and learn how to apply the basic theory to solve specific engineering problems. Contents include: the physical properties of soil and soil classification, the permeability and seepage of soil, the computation of the stresses in foundation, the compressibility and the consolidation theory of the soil, the computation of settlement in foundation, the shear strength theory, the earth pressure and the retaining structure, the foundation bearing capacity and the slope stability analysis, etc.

32 2   6   7

Elective
0818532

Steel Structure

24 1.5       7

Elective
0801375 Optimum Structural Design                                                   32 2       7
Practical Training Items
required
1300013  Military Training 2W 1       1

required
1302331 Industrial Practice 2W 1       3

required
1300515 Social Practice 1W 0.5       5

required
1302661 Course Project of Finite Element Method 2W 1       5

required
1304411 Electrial Engineering Practice 2W 1       6

required
130009g Undergraduate Practice 3W 1.5       6

required
1302671 Course Project of Finite Element Method 1W 0.5       7

required
1300024 Labouring for Public Benefit 1W 0.5       7

required
130004a Undergraduation Thesis 16W 8       8