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ENAM12002 - Mechanical Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course introduces students to key concepts and principles of mechanical analysis. They explain how engineering structures and components carry and transmit loads, and analyse and determine properties of sections, forces in structures and assemblies, stress and strain in members and components, deflections, stresses in circular shafts, principle stresses and buckling of columns. Students analyse mechanical failures, determine fatigue life of components, and explain common assumptions made in analysis, their consequences and validity. Students are required to show they work productively, both individually and collaboratively, to solve problems, and document and communicate their work clearly in a professional manner.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

MATH11160 Technology Mathematics and ENAG11005 Mechanics

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2015

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Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
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Online
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
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Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 50%
4. Written Assessment 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
This unit helped to tie together with some of the other units such as statics.
Recommendation
The unit review will ensure that this unit will continue to emphasise the use of previously learned concepts.
Action Taken
Yes, the use of previously learned concepts were emphasised and updated.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Relevant resources were thoroughly provided.
Recommendation
This will be continued and updated
Action Taken
Yes, relevant resources were continued and updated.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The time allowed to complete could possibly be extended and definitely a few preliminary steps added in some of the weeks to ensure understanding.
Recommendation
The studying time should be organised well by the students, and meanwhile a minor change to the curriculum will be made for students to have more time on Wookbook Activities.
Action Taken
Each week email reminded students what to do, and from each week reflection to check student learning progress. A minor change had been done to the unit schedule.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Zoom sessions should be conducted in a video conferencing room.
Recommendation
A conferencing room or a document camera will be booked for Zoom sessions.
Action Taken
A document camera was used for Zoom sessions.
Source: Staff feedback
Feedback
Making a minor change to the curriculum that suits student's learning process.
Recommendation
The revised curriculum will be reviewed and approved by the unit reviewers and DL.
Action Taken
Yes, the minor revised curriculum got approved by the unit reviewers and DL and was applied.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
This unit covered the material that would most likely be used for my role. It covered most of the practical aspects of being an engineer and it has been the most useful subject of all.
Recommendation
This will be continued and updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The workbook activities help you learn the topics.
Recommendation
This will be continued and updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Several of the workbook questions were provided with solutions that did not use the same methods as we were taught from the book.
Recommendation
The solutions using the normal method will be added.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
More worked examples of the topics covered in the workbook and assignment would be helpful. Also, more detailed answers to the workbook questions to learn the correct methodology to solve the problems.
Recommendation
They will be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The moodle page had a lot of information and was going back and forth a couple of times to get an understanding of some aspects.
Recommendation
The learning resources will be organised well.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic concepts and principles of engineering mechanics [1,3]*
  2. Explain how engineering structures and components carry and transmit loads [1,3,4]*
  3. Analyse and determine:[1,3,4,5]*: o Properties of plane cross sections o Forces acting in members of structures and assemblies in static equilibrium. o Normal stress and strain in members and components in static equilibrium. o Deflection of simple beams and trusses o Stresses in circular shafts o Principle stresses and maximum shear stresses using Mohr's circle o Buckling behaviour of columns
  4. Analyse failure of structures and components and determine fatigue lives of components [1,3,4,5]*
  5. Explain the nature of engineering assumptions and explain commonly made assumptions and consequent limitations of the validity of analyses based on such assumptions. [1,3,4,5,9]*
  6. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development [2,6,9,10]*
  7. Formulate and solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems [2,4,9]*

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment