6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Dr Thomas Simko (Clayton)
Dr Vivi Anggraini (Malaysia)
This unit develops a process for the analysis and design of static and dynamic structures and mechanisms using engineered materials. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the fundamentals of mechanical, civil and material engineering will be explained and the basic concepts of loads and motions are introduced.
Team-based projects will highlight the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering. These concepts will be practised through hands-on projects carried out by teams. Communication and teamwork skills will be developed through teamwork tasks.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Identify different structural systems (e.g. beams and trusses) and translate physical structures into appropriate models for analysis and design.
- Determine forces acting in simple beams and truss systems using free body diagrams and rigid body equilibrium.
- Determine internal axial and bending stresses in beams, struts and/or trusses structures and select appropriately sized members.
- Determine the motion of particles and rigid bodies using fundamental concepts of kinematics and kinetics.
- Determine the motion of particles and rigid bodies using energy methods.
- Describe the key properties of structural materials for specific applications.
- Describe, determine and summarise the importance of the microstructure of materials and analyse the microstructure-property relationship.
- Describe how different material processing routes directly influence material structural properties.
- Function as part of a team and communicate effectively with team members to prepare and present engineering prototypes and oral and written reports in a professional engineering format.
Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (3 hours): 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lectures, 3 hours of laboratory/workshop activities and 7 hours of private study per week.
See also Unit timetable information
ENG1020, ENG1040, ENG1050