The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


Force and stress analysis, axial stress, shear stress, and bending stress. Transformation of stress and strain. Analysis and design of simple machine components such as shafts, springs, and bolted connections. Impact loads, reliability and fatigue calculations.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Calculate the stress distribution due to various loads in simple mechanical systems

2. Understand the basic principles behind the transformation of stress and theories of failure

3. Apply basic stress analysis techniques to machine component design

4. Evaluate the limits of his/her knowledge and the plausibility of solutions


  1. Force and stress analysis
  2. Axial stress shear stress, bending stress
  3. Transformation of stress and strain
  4. Analysis and design of simple machine component such as shafts, springs, bolted connections
  5. Impact loads, reliability and fatigue calculations.

Assumed knowledge

GENG1001 Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz 1

Quiz: Quiz 2

Quiz: Quiz 3

Contact hours

PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term