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MA2002 Theory of Mechanism
The course aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge in the kinematics and dynamics of planar mechanisms, such as linkages, gears, and cams. Both graphical and analytical techniques will be introduced and students will be able to apply the techniques in solving problems in mechanisms.
The purpose of a mechanism is to transmit motion and force. This course introduces the students some basic mechanisms including linkages, cams and gears. Mechanisms are the building blocks of a machine. In a machine design problem, very often the first task is to determine the type and configurations of mechanisms to provide the desired motions. Once the kinematic issues are addressed, the dynamic analysis can then be performed. In this course, techniques for the kinematic and dynamic analyses of mechanisms will be covered. A course in the theory of mechanisms is essential for any mechanical engineers as the knowledge is fundamental in understanding the working of machines. Apart from analytical ability, it also provides students the opportunities to develop their design capability.
Who Should Attend
Working Professionals with knowledge in Kinematics of Particles, Kinematics of Rigid Bodies, Kinetics of Particles, Kinetics of Rigid Bodies.

This module is part of 4 courses leading to the "Specialist Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Essentials for Aerospace Engineers".

This Specialist Certificate will enable NTU’s Aerospace Engineering graduates to apply for registration as Professional Engineers, if other requirements (4 years of relevant practical experience in engineering, FEE & PPEE examinations, interview) are also fulfilled. Further details on Professional Engineer registration from PEB can be found at
Eligibility Criteria
Working Professionals who wish to switch career to Mechanical Engineering and register with PEB.
Date(s): 11 Jan 2021 to 07 May 2021
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: LHN-TR+04
Closing Date of Registration: 30 Nov 2020
Course Fee Payable:(Inclusive of GST) Refer to the course fee table

E2I No
Academic Units (AU)
Number of AU: 3
Online Registration
Method of Payment
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  2. Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
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Once payment is made, applicant is committed to the completion of course. Course fee refunds will not be considered.

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  3. Registration is non-transferable.
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  5. Student is required to complete all assessments for each course.
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