Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Online

Unit description

Examines the response of bodies or systems of bodies at rest when subjected to external load actions. Covers the fundamental mechanics concepts of vectors, loads, freebody diagrams and equilibrium. Presents methods to calculate reactions, forces in trusses, as well as sectional properties, internal forces and friction.

Unit content

Vectors
Loads, Freebody Diagrams and Equilibrium
Reactions
Trusses
Sectional Properties
Internal Forces
Friction

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of load actions acting on bodies in equilibriumKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate proficiency in calculating reactions in beams and trussesKnowledge of a discipline
3determine properties of area including centroids and first and second moments of areaKnowledge of a discipline
4analyse axial force, shear force and bending moments in simple structuresKnowledge of a discipline
5analyse simply supported trusses to determine member forcesKnowledge of a discipline
6analyse problems involving frictional forces.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of load actions acting on bodies in equilibrium
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate proficiency in calculating reactions in beams and trusses
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. determine properties of area including centroids and first and second moments of area
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. analyse axial force, shear force and bending moments in simple structures
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. analyse simply supported trusses to determine member forces
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. analyse problems involving frictional forces.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+