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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

This course, offered under the NPTEL program which is run by Swayam and is funded by MoHRD. It is aimed at teaching the basics of mechanics, essential in most streams of sciences and engineering studies at the undergraduate level. The course consists of topics in computational mechanics, mechanical engineering, computational engineering, advanced dynamics and vibration, advanced mechanics. 

Engineering Mechanics is the subject that forms a foundational knowledge base for those interested in mechanical engineering. All the concepts taught in this course are required to study subjects like Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines, Machine Design, FEA, Mechanical Vibration, etc., which is basically every subject in Mechanical Engineering.

Concepts of engineering mechanics ranging from production technology to design sciences to thermal sciences are used everywhere in this field. It is very important that you take the subject seriously if you wish to pursue Mechanical Engineering. This course will give you the basic knowledge required to apply the principles taught during this course to solve engineering mechanics problems. 

The Highlights

  • Core course in Engineering and Mechanics categories
  • Course duration is 12 weeks
  • Undergraduate level course
  • The course is free of cost
  • Certificate of completion by Swayam

Programme Offerings

  • Mock Tests
  • online learning
  • Practice Exercises
  • assignments
  • Free Lessons
  • Technical Support

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Madras

The exam is only necessary for the certification. Those who don’t want the certificate, may not give the exam.


Fee amount in INR

Engineering Mechanics


Certificate exam

Rs. 1000/-

Eligibility Criteria

Certification Qualifying Details

If you want the certificate for the Engineering Mechanics course, an exam is compulsory. The exam has a registration fee of Rs.1000/-. Criteria for the final evaluation of students: 25 percent assignments + 75 percent examination. 

The best 8 out of 12 assignments will be considered for the 25 percent average included in the final score. The course end exam is of 100 marks, which is scaled down to 75 percent in the final score when calculating the final result.

What you will learn

Civil Engineering skills

By taking this course, candidates can expect to learn the following:

  • Introductory concepts of Mechanics
  • Advanced Mechanics, Dynamics and Vibration
  • Computational Mechanics and Computational Engineering
  • Understand the concepts of statics and dynamics, body diagrams
  • Solve problems related to Engineering Mechanics
  • Understand the concepts of plane kinetics, 3D kinematics

Who it is for

Admission Details

To enrol in the Engineering Mechanics course, take the following steps:

  • First, go to the course website.
  • Next, click on SIGN-IN/REGISTER, found on the top right-hand corner.
  • You must remember to use your Google (Gmail) email id to login.
    In the course field, choose Engineering Mechanics. The page which then comes up will give you all the relevant details. Go through the information, and then click on the Next button. 
  • Fill in all the details asked for, and finally, click on Join.
  • Once done, you will get a confirmation email to tell you that you have been enrolled in the course.

Application Details

While filling the application form to enrol yourself in the Engineering Mechanics course, consider the following – 

  • You will be required to fill in your personal and contact information like name, phone no., email, etc. 
  • Once you have filled the form, kindly make the payment as required
  • These steps will ensure your enrolment into the course

The Syllabus

Evaluation process

At the time of the final evaluation, assignments (8 out of 12) and the exam will be considered, based on this criterion: 25 percent assignments + 75 percent exam.


IIT Madras Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: How long will this course be for?

The course is for a duration of 12 weeks.

2: How much do I pay for the online course?

No need. All the online courses we offer are free. Once you have been admitted into the course, the relevant videos and study material would be made accessible to you, which you may download, as you wish, free of cost. You will also be able to submit the assignments and participate in the discussion forum for free. 

However, you need to pay Rs. 1000/- per course, to write the final certification exam.

3: Am I eligible to join the online course?

There is no specified criterion for eligibility to the NPTEL online course – Engineering Mechanics. But applicants below the age of 13 are not allowed to enrol in the course.

4: If I find it difficult to watch the videos online, can I download the notes for these video lectures?

 Yes, but not for all online courses. The text transcripts of the videos have been made available, for a few of the courses, for free download at  

Then, click on ‘Courses’. And select the course of your choice: Engineering Mechanics.

Look for and download videos and transcripts that you may want. 

You may not be able not to find some of the transcripts, as this process is a work I progress. Kindly be patient.

Some of the available transcripts have been translated to local languages for people having difficulty with English.

5: How will I get to know about assignments and when to submit them?

All such announcements, pertaining to assignment allotment and submission, will be posted on the Announcement section of the course. You can also avail of e-mail and SMS alerts about the same, but you need to keep an eye on them.

6: Is this a basic course?

Yes, this is a course at the first or undergraduate level. This is a basic course to learn rigid body mechanics, that covers both static and dynamics. 


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