The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces some basic principles of engineering mechanics in as simple a manner as possible. Emphasis is placed upon students gaining a real understanding of the laws and principles of mechanics. This course provides essential foundation knowledge for all disciplines of engineering and surveying and will be assumed knowledge in many of the courses taken in later years of undergraduate programs.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): GENG1001. Students who have successfully completed GENG1001 are not eligible to enrol in CIVL1100.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply the laws and principles of mechanics to a basic level

2. Formulate, analyse and solve simple problems in mechanics

3. Recognise the assumptions and limitations of the approaches used


Content

  • Basic assumptions of theory of structures: ideal materials, small deflections
  • Equilibrium, redundancy, stability
  • Stress, strain, extension of bars
  • Compatibility
  • Bending Moment and Shear Force diagrams for simple beams
  • Properties of areas
  • Stresses due to bending: normal and shear
  • Combined stresses
  • Column buckling
  • Hydrostatics

Assumed knowledge

CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering MechanicsThis course introduces some basic principles of engineering mechanics in as simple a manner as possible. Emphasis is placed upon students gaining a real understanding of the laws and principles of mechanics. This course provides essential foundation knowledge for all disciplines of engineering and surveying and will be assumed knowledge in many of the courses taken in later years of undergraduate programs.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1010005980Semester 2 - 2019BCABCA Singapore20195980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195975Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore20195945Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore20195915Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore2019Knowledge of trigonometry and calculus as gained through completion of MATH1002 or higher or HSC Extension Maths Basic assumptions of theory of structures: ideal materials, small deflections Equilibrium, redundancy, stability Stress, strain, extension of bars Compatibility Bending Moment and Shear Force diagrams for simple beams Properties of areas Stresses due to bending: normal and shear Combined stresses Column buckling Hydrostatics YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Apply the laws and principles of mechanics to a basic level2Formulate, analyse and solve simple problems in mechanics3Recognise the assumptions and limitations of the approaches usedThis course replaces the following course(s): GENG1001. Students who have successfully completed GENG1001 are not eligible to enrol in CIVL1100. Written Assignment: Assignment 1Written Assignment: Assignment 2Written Assignment: Assignment 3In Term Test: Mid-semester examinationFormal Examination: Final Formal Examination BCA Singapore, Callaghan and PSB SingaporeLectureFace to Face On Campus4hour(s)per Week for0Full Term12x2 hour lectures per week

All lectures are unique; there are no repeat lectures.TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term21 x 2 hour tutorial per week


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

In Term Test: Mid-semester examination

Formal Examination: Final Formal Examination


Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

2x2 hour lectures per week All lectures are unique; there are no repeat lectures.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

1 x 2 hour tutorial per week