Available in 2021
Course code

CIVL1100

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

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

Knowledge of trigonometry and calculus as gained through completion of MATH1002 or higher or HSC Extension Maths


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

Lecture

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

2 x 2 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.

Callaghan

Lecture

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

2 x 2 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.

PSB Singapore

Lecture

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

2 x 2 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.

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